Thursday, 4 December 2008

Good news and bad news

There has been good news and bad news today.

The bad news is....

...one of my stories was rejected by Woman's Weekly.

Boo!

The good news is...

...one of my stories was bought by Take a Break Fiction Feast.

Yay!

It's one of the stories I wrote for my Story a Fortnight group and my second 'SAF' sale since the group started back in April. As a group we've now had TEN sales and I couldn't be more grateful to the girls for their enthusiasm, dedication and fantastic prompts!

Here's to doubling that 10 to 20 in 2009 girls! ;o)

14 comments:

Captain Black said...

And boys!

Good luck. This SAF thing sounds good. Who's the blog owner, may I ask?

JJ said...

Wow. Congratulations. Fab news. (I'm ignoring the bad...)

Bernadette said...

Well done Cally.

Also, loved your story in the current Fiction Feast.

As for the ten SAF stories this year, and given the time lag between subbing and acceptance, twenty should be a doddle for 2009 (HaHa!)

liz fenwick said...

Sorry about the 'r' but YAY about the YES!!

SueG said...

That's terrific. Congrats on the acceptance (one for one -- that's pretty good!!).

Calistro said...

Capt'n: No boys in SAF! No because we have any kind of exclusion policy (!!) but because, when I put the call out for members, it was just women who replied (we write stories aimed at the womag group). The blog owner is me!

JJ: Thanks! Good advice to always ignore the bad news! ;o)

Bernadette: Thank you. I must go and get myself a copy so I can find out which story it is! Fingers crossed on the 20 stories for 2009 - we do have the benefit of the time lag AND there's 4 extra months (10 stories sold the 8 and a bit months the group has been running).

Liz: Thank you :o)

Calistro said...

SueG - Thank you. It's not a bad daily result" ;o)

Captain Black said...

Fair enough. I have a couple of short stories that could be targeted at the womag market, but it's only a proportion of the genres I write in. Well done on your hit.

KAREN said...

Well done Calistro :o) I can't get into WW either!

Tam said...

Still to get my first SAF sale but hope it's just a matter of time. Of course, it would help if I actually wrote a story a fortnight...

Debs said...

Well done, that's brilliant news. Clever SAFs

HelenMH said...

Here's hoping!

Gonna be a writer said...

Congratulations Cally. And well done you SAF-ers. Excellent return.

Jacqueline Christodoulou said...

Brilliant! I'll look out for the stories!

Karris AKA Jacqui! xx