I'm published!

Just sold my first fiction story. You can go to THE BLUE REVIEW and see it, if you like. The url is http://paulie.com/blue

Hooray! My first fiction sale!

Leslie Irish Evans

This is the direct link to your story, right?

Congrats! Do you worry about plagiarism since it is on the net?

Congratulations! Now you can call yourself an author.

Why did you choose french-speaking protagonists?

La franchise ne consiste pas à dire tout ce que l’on pense, mais à penser tout ce que l’on dit.
H. de Livry

Right. Thanks

No. It is a published, copyrighted piece. If anyone plagiarizes, they will have to deal with Blue Review’s lawyers.

Leslie Irish Evans

I could always call myself an author. Now I can call myself a published author.

In all honesty, I’m not sure. I barely know the language. But I love to bake bread and the French know how to do it. The story just sort of came out of me. Not sure how.

Leslie Irish Evans

You go, girl!

Congratulations, Leslie. And to think I knew you when you were the girl next door.

Woo Hoo! Way to go!

On my cubical office wall, I still have a photocopy of my first check for a story. Keep a copy of yours!

Yer pal,

Congratulations! Isn’t it nice to feel like you really are what you’ve been working on being? Again, congrats!

Congrats to you!

If I could remember what the title of the book that I will be published in I would give it- but my memory fails me at the time. I submitted a poem in a contest several months ago (April) and have found out it is a semi-finalist in some internet poetry contest. The winner gets $$, but all who made it to semi-finalist get their poem published in some massive book. I want to say its the American Poetry Association, but I might be mistaken. The book itself costs about $50, so I might just have to check it out at my library. I only submitted one poem, and I don’t consider myself a poet or an author, so it came as quite a shock to me.

For those of you who’d like to see what I wrote, go here.
(its the one titled Ode to My Lunch)

“I may be crazy, but at least I’m not as crazy as you.”-- Calvin and Hobbes
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Congratulations! I remember the thrill I felt the first time I saw my name in print. Some days life just rocks!! Go with it girl, ride the feeling for as long as it lasts.

~Cheers wildly for GirlNextDoor~

The best lack all conviction
The worst are full of passionate intensity.

Well done, Leslie. I liked it very much. Congratulations!

“…all the prettiest girls live in Des Moines…”
–Jack Kerouac, On the Road


Relevant quote: “Anyone can call himself an author. When someone else calls you an author *then[/] you’re an author.” (Andy Griffith! in HEARTS OF THE WEST)

Getting published means someone else has called you an author. :slight_smile:

“East is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does.” – Marx

Read “Sundials” in the new issue of Aboriginal Science Fiction. www.sff.net/people/rothman

Ditto the kudos… I just sold my first one last month, it’ll be published later this month… http://www.straightdope.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/002532.html

It’s a great feeling, eh? :slight_smile:

Now, off to read it, GND…

I think I hate you. I’ve been trying to get published on and off for over 8 years! Last count I’ve over 100 rejection slips! Congradulations, though, if you finially managed to break through the great PUBLISHING barrier.

I’ve been published on the Web, but I’m not sure I can count it as a publication credit. When I submitted the story, The Blue Moon Review came out in a paper edition. But apparently there was a disagreement between the paper publishers and the web publishers, and I had submitted my story to the latter.

So, at this point I don’t know. Can I say I’ve been published?