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Brad R Torgersen
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Just got a nice letter from Dr. Schmidt tonight, telling me he is buying "Outbound" for ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION & FACT.

"Outbound" was my Q1 Finalist for WOTF vol. XXVI and I am so thrilled beyond belief that "Outbound" has a professional home now. Especially one so well-regarded as ANALOG. I was hoping so much, and tonight, I got my wish.

2nd pro sale too. Two months after getting word of my WOTF win. Novelette length, too, which is saying something considering I am not a Name and this is one of the digests. Not bad for a newbie in the biz, if I do say so myself. (grin)


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snapper
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Wow. Let me be the first to say, congratulations. Very nice work. On your way to immortality.
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Congrats on both sales Brad.
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kudos...that is going to look hot on your WOTF Author Bio
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Brad R Torgersen
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Yeah, hard to believe I got the score, so soon after the WOTF win.

Do I think my WOTF history helped me get out of the slush and get Stan's notice? You betcha! I don't think I'd have made it with Stan if I hadn't had the Finalist(s) and the win. So never give up on the Contest.

And yes, Joni will need to update my bio. (grin)


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Double-Congratulations!
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Congratulations! Way to go Brad! I'm jealous as hell!

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Congratulations.
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Robert Nowall
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Now that's a sale!
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Woo-hoo!
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Brad R Torgersen
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Thanks, all! Yeah, feels like a very important sale. Important market, important second success so close to my first, and best of all -- from the viewpoint of my wife the Business Manager of the house -- important money.
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Congrats Brad!

Did you submit it after the WOTF win, and if so, did you mention your win in an intro letter?


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Whoo! Great sale. Congrats.
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So, published twice for the same story? Or didn't WOTF publish it?
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Brad R Torgersen
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Yes, I mailed it to Stan *AFTER* I won for Q3. And yes, I mentioned the win, and that judge Dave Wolverton liked it very much.

No, it's not a double sale. My Q3 winner is a different -- but somewhat similar -- story.


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Way to go!
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Congrats!
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Awesome, Brad!
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Since he's hasn't yet come 'round to mention it, I will...Outbound is out, in the November 2010 issue of Analog. Pick up a copy.
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What did you think of it, Robert?
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Haven't read the body of the story yet. Did not like the first line.
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Congratulations Brad.

We just received our copy of Analog. I'm looking forward to reading your story. You're on your way. Keep on pushing.


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Robert Nowall
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Yup, I read it, just this morning. Pretty good. A couple of quibbles, but that's neither here nor there...and, really, this isn't the place to bring them up.
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Brad R Torgersen
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This story just keeps doing good things for me.

http://bradrtorgersen.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/outbound-wins-analog-anlab-readers-choice-award/

BOOYAH!


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Brad R Torgersen
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....I got a $245 check in the mail today, because they're exercising the clause for an anthology. It appears this story will be in a ten-year retrospective e-anthology from Analog, to be published on the Kindle. W00T!
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Outbound was a great story and is anthology-worthy. Double congrats. Sounds like drinks are on Brad!
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Congratulations! That's awesome.
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NIce one, Brad. Another plump fruit from the 'Outbound' tree!
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Mazel tov, Brad!
And thank you for hanging around the Treehouse as an inspiration.

Respectfully,
Dr. Bob


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