Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Someday I will publish more than 100 words at a time.


But not today! I'm thrilled to announce that my first publication by a paying market is now available online at Thaumatrope, a twitter fiction magazine for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror fiction. Yeah, yeah, they only pay $1.20, but it's Twitter-length fiction. Since it's only a 25-word story, I'm getting an almost professional rate.*

Seriously, I can't tell you how cool it is to have been paid something -- anything! -- for my fiction. I'm off to splurge. Should I get a single fingernail manicured? A one-minute chair massage? Ooh. Kiddie-size ice cream cone. Definitely.

All right, I don't want to make this post totally about me-me-me, so please also check out Funny Women at The Rumpus. Submission Guidelines + ALGERNON Cover Letter = genius.

Oh, and if you read my story and have absolutely no idea what it's about, go read this article on the Infinite Turtle Theory. Better? Good. Phew.

* Professional rates start at $0.05/word.

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations Carrie! You are now a published, semi-professional author!

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  2. Congratulations Carrie! I never had a doubt that you would be published someday!

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  3. Congratulations! I agree with the kiddie sized cone. But wait make sure you withhold for the tax man. seriously congratulations again!

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  4. Congratulations!! I was like Alcott w/ my first piece: "A whole five dollars!" Positively giddy feeling. Go you!

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  5. Congrats, Carrie. You're an inspiration. After hearing about drabble on your blog, I started finding all kinds of cool microfiction forms and started submitting them too.

    Enjoy that kiddie cone with utmost relish!

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  6. Congrats.

    Enjoy that kiddie ice cream. :D

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  7. Thanks for the congrats, everyone, and LMAO at the reminder to withhold taxes!

    FYI, I'm going for mango ice cream. Yum.

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  8. Loved your little story! You're a genius, hehe!

    Hey, money is money, even if it's one cent!

    Oh, and MANGO ICE CREAM! I'm currently hooked on Haagan Daz mango sorbet. It's absolutely divine and totally fat free. I can eat the whole carton. :)

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  9. That is wonderful! Take a picture of the check, too.

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  10. Congrats on your success, and a paying gig at that! I found you by way of Laurel's Leaves and glad I did. Looking forward to reading about more of your successes!

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  11. Congratulations. :) And I'm here following you from Laurel's blog.

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  12. Welcome, new people! Thanks for visiting, I hope you come back again!

    And thanks again to everyone for the additional congrats.

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