Thursday, March 23, 2006

Yes!!!

Strange Horizons just accepted my story, "The Women of Our Occupation."

I am so jazzed.

Also, their rates have gone up. Fucking sweet!!!

Gee, someday I may be a real writer....

16 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

That Girl said...

you ARE a real writer. You're just an unpublished writer, silly.

Cant wait to buy your books!

Kameron Hurley said...

"Mostly" unpublished. "Mostly."

I've got some mags with stories of mine in them sitting on my bookshelf, but no books.

If I can publish some of these damn books I'm writing, then, eh, we'll see.

jeff said...

Congrats! Published = writer, right? You get more real when you do a book?

Wendryn said...

Congratulations!

Kameron Hurley said...

hmmmmm

I think I'll just "feel" like a "real writer" if I publish a book.

Which is sorta ridiculous, cause the writing contract work actually pays very well, and I've made some silly amount of money doing it, and that's real writing.... So if you count "real writer" and being paid "real money," then I'm a "real writer."

But.. but...

I want to publish books. It'll just be so much more satisfying.

Jeremy said...

Congratulations. Another good story to a good market.  

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Kameron Hurley said...

Look at all these great stories you aren't buying!

:)

Heh heh 

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David D. Levine said...

Congratulations! Strange Horizons is a market I would dearly love to crack.

And short story writers are "real" writers. So there.

David D. Levine said...

By the way, I had to try three different browsers on three different machines before I could successfully post my comment. Using Safari on a Mac and IE on a PC, it refused to accept that I had typed the word verification thingie correctly. Curiously, I kept getting the same word verification thingie ("smenita") every time, after a long delay, indicating that something was timing out. Using Firefox on a different PC finally worked.

Kameron Hurley said...

David - I had the same problem, with the same word verification "smenita." Mine kept timing out, too. It's either a blogger issue, or we were trying to post at the same time, and the system got confused.

Eh, who knows? 

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Rajan said...

Congratulations!

ScottM said...

Yay. And thanks for linking to Strange Horizons-- looks like I have a new addiction.

Christopher Schmitt said...

Congrats!

the bluest light said...

Woo! Yay! Well done!

Sumana said...

Best wishes. Sounds like Strange Horizons wants you to donate to Planned Parenthood!

Simon Owens said...

Yay!