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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies January 24, 2015 - 4:02pm

Hey everyone,

As we just wrapped up my Short Story Mechanics class, several people were talking about the fact that they wanted to keep up with each other, see what happens to the stories we wrote this week. And I couldn't agree more. As the teacher for this class, I ALWAYS want to know how my students did, how my fellow writers got their work out into the world—it's very exciting, and this kind of support system is really important. Makes me very happy to see you all get published.

SO...if you've ever taken a class here at LitReactor, and written something in that class, and then gotten it published, please do POST UP HERE and tell us where it landed! Maybe something like this:

Richard Thomas
"Fireflies"
Written in Short Story Mechanics January 2015
Published in Polluto #25

(and include a link) or even just:

Hey guys, the story I wrote in Richard's Short Story Mechanics class finally found a home. It'll be in the next issue of Nightmare magazine, out next week. Here's the LINK.

COOL? GOOD LUCK ALL! Keep at it, and let us know where those stories land!

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies January 24, 2015 - 4:12pm

So, I figure I should put my money where my mouth is. Here are the stories I wrote in the Stephen Graham Jones class, YOUR LIFE STORY IS FIVE PAGES LONG, and where they ended up:

"Divining" in Curbside Splendor #3 (reprinted at Revolt Daily)

"Something's Broken" in Flywheel Magazine

"Cassandra Left Behind" at Thickjam

"The Jennifers" (ultimately I killed it)

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Wendy Hammer from Indiana is reading One Night in Sixes January 31, 2015 - 9:14pm

Fun idea! I'd love to see what the LR folks as a whole--and my classmates in particular--have been up to. 

I've taken a lot of classes, so here it goes...

The Horror, The Horror II  (June 2013)

Apocalypse Ink Productions will publish my trilogy of novellas starting in June 2015. The first, Cross Cutting: The Thin, started as a piece ("Walking the Walk") for John Langan's week. 

"Honeydew" written for Gemma Files' week at Liquid Imagination (November 2013). It was my first published story. 

 200 Proof Storytelling with Craig Clevenger (2014): 

"Pirouette" at Every Day Fiction (July 5, 2014)

The Choreography of Violence with John Skipp (May 2013)

"Reminders" at Crooked/Shift (Issue #1 July 2014). It was called "This is How You Remind Me" when it was in class. 

Talking Scars with Jack Ketchum (Sept 2013)

"Whatever It Takes" in Wicked Words Quarterly (Sept 2014)

"That Guy" accepted for an anthology that seems to be in limbo. 

Lean Mean Writin' Machine with John Skipp (July 2013) 

"Around the Bones, Tender Leaves Unfurl" in Pantheon Magazine's Gaia: Shadows & Breath (May 2014)

Publish or Perish with Steve Weddle (August 2013)

"Cost" at Page & Spine November 7, 2014)

--I've got a couple more stories from LR classes out on submission. 

And I'm taking another class here in February. I can't stay away! 

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 2, 2015 - 10:21am

Well done, Wendy. WOW. And hey, we share a spine with GAIA.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! February 2, 2015 - 3:12pm

Wendy, that's awesome :)

Just one from a class for me at the moment (the rest from classes are either still being tweaked or out submitted):

Lidia Yuknavitch's class Ecstatic States 

Small Acts of Rebellion over at Solarcide 

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 2, 2015 - 6:34pm

nicely done, voodoo.

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SamaLamaWama from Dallas is reading Something Wicked This Way Comes February 3, 2015 - 8:18am

Way to go Wendy and Voodoo! Nice to see some chicks kicking ass! ~Sam

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! February 3, 2015 - 3:21pm

Thanks, Sam :)

How's your novel from Craig's class coming along? (the demon possession one? That was in Craig's class, right?)

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Wendy Hammer from Indiana is reading One Night in Sixes February 3, 2015 - 7:38pm

Thanks! 

I really liked your Gaia story, Richard and I was happy to be in the TOC. 

Congrats, Em. I read that story and liked it a lot.

Sam--hope I get to read the entirety of those adventures...and anything else that comes along! And maybe see you in another class someday...

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SamaLamaWama from Dallas is reading Something Wicked This Way Comes February 4, 2015 - 8:47am

Hi Voodoo,

I actually shelved that idea for later. Every time I try to think of something scary I freak myself out so bad  I can't sleep and have to read a sappy romance novel to stop my brain from thinking that every sound I hear are the demons finally coming to get me. I can trace that neurosis back to when my parents sent me to Lutheran school and I learned all about hell.

 

Hi Wendy,

OMG! I'm still working on Yes, Admin. I thought I was done and then I watched this friggin awesome lecture on structure and it showed me some weak spots in the plot. Now I'm going through another draft to fix it. I did get a request for a full and a partial from another contest, but I don't want to send it off until I fix a few things that I know are issues. I changed a few things from what you've read in Skipp's class, but the sex club scene is pretty much the same.

I read your story in WWQ. It was very eye opening. Great job! I'm back in school and determined not to rack up any student debt so I have zero cash for classes anytime soon. Please keep in touch. You're an awesome writer and I'd love for you to read my story when it's done.    

 

 

 

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Wendy Hammer from Indiana is reading One Night in Sixes February 4, 2015 - 12:30pm

Definitely! I would love to read it. 

Totally got it about school. Cool that you're back! 

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland February 5, 2015 - 3:59pm

Cool thread, Richard. I've only taken one class on LitReactor and so far I've had one of the four stories I wrote in that class picked up for publication. 

200 Proof Storytelling with Craig Clevenger (2013): 

"One Nightstand" in Strange Musing's Press, Romantic Ruckus: An anthology of humorous stories of love gone wrong. Print and E-Book formats

http://www.amazon.com/Romantic-Ruckus-KARA-LEIGH-MILLER-ebook/dp/B00LYL0JXW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423109393&sr=8-1&keywords=romantic+ruckus

 

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland February 4, 2015 - 9:14pm

Also, congrats to all the others who've shared their sucess with the classes. It makes me feel great each time one of you lands a story somewhere. Keep up the good work everyone!

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 5, 2015 - 7:56am

thanks, JR. congrats to you, too

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! February 5, 2015 - 3:06pm

I remember that story, JR! Very cool :)

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. February 7, 2015 - 8:26am

Talking Scars with Jack Ketchum

"The Tooth Fairy" on Solarcide

 

Zen Mind Beginner's Fiction with Mark Vanderpool

"Blackbird" on Revolt Daily

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Gordon B. White from Seattle (for now) February 9, 2015 - 8:14pm

I'll jump in.  I find that having to work on a deadline and getting feedback from instructors and like-minded students has really upped my game.

Talking Scars with Jack Ketchum
"Ultramarine" at Lakeside Circus

 

The Horror, The Horror II

"The Hollow" (Jeffrey Ford's week) to Dark Fuse's Horror d'Oeuvres (pro sale!)

"The Road to Grandma's House" (Kaaron Warren's week) to Vine Leaves Literary Journal

 

Between the Sheets with Rachel Kramer Bussell

Two sales to anthologies under a pen name (so I can't/won't divulge)

 

Others have gotten personal rejections and even more are sitting there, waiting for a bit more elbow grease before they go out.  Fingers crossed for those orphans!

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 10, 2015 - 8:27am

nicely done, Dakota and Gordon! and i have a feeling the story you wrote for my recent class, Gordon, will get snatched up soon.

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Wendy Hammer from Indiana is reading One Night in Sixes February 10, 2015 - 5:58pm

Cool! Congrats to all. 

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Nicholaus Patnaude is reading Skullcrack City by Jeremy Robert Johnson February 13, 2015 - 3:40pm

Hey Richard. 

Great news! The story I wrote in your class (Short Story Mechanics, January 2015 with Richard Thomas) was published today at Bizarro Central:

http://bizarrocentral.com/2015/02/13/flash-fiction-friday-the-ghouldigge...

Thanks again for a great class and inspiring this story! 

Nick

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Nicholaus Patnaude is reading Skullcrack City by Jeremy Robert Johnson February 13, 2015 - 3:46pm

The story (if you forgot) is called "The Ghouldigger's Daughter" (in your class it was called "The Ghouldigger's Doe"). I also singed up for 200 proof storytelling with Craig Clevanger based on your glowing blurb. 

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TheScrivener from Seattle is reading short stories February 13, 2015 - 10:14pm

Congrats Nicholaus!  

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 14, 2015 - 10:43am

Hey Richard.

Great news! The story I wrote in your class (Short Story Mechanics, January 2015 with Richard Thomas) was published today at Bizarro Central:

http://bizarrocentral.com/2015/02/13/flash-fiction-friday-the-ghouldigge...

Thanks again for a great class and inspiring this story!

Nick

Fantastic news, congratulations!

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! September 23, 2015 - 6:41am

Let's revive this thread!

My story The Epiphany of Cool over at Pantheon was originally created for an assignment in Craig Clevenger's 200 Proof Storytelling, and then adapted into the story within a story version for an assignment in Chuck Palahniuk's Scavenger Hunt. Double whammy!

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies September 23, 2015 - 9:40pm

Awesome! Congrats.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer September 25, 2015 - 4:27pm

My short story "Voids" from Benjamin Whitmer's Noir class will be out in The Saturday Night Reader from Times Squared Publishing in a couple of days. 

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer October 2, 2015 - 5:10pm

I just sold another Whitmer class product, "Assholes with Guns," to The Literary Hatchet. So far, so good, with stories from the Going Dark class.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 2, 2015 - 6:38pm

Nice work, sir.

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Wendy Hammer from Indiana is reading One Night in Sixes October 9, 2015 - 7:02am

I've got an update.

A story that started in Craig Clevenger's 200 Proof class, "Layer by Layer" has been published by Urban Fantasy Magazine. It's my first pro-pay publication. Awesome class. Great teacher. 

I talk up LR classes whenever I can--for very good reason. 

 

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! October 10, 2015 - 3:34am

Awesome, Wendy!

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons October 11, 2015 - 4:12pm

Richard, I'd love to be on the short list for your Nov. 5 class if anybody drops out.  

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies October 16, 2015 - 5:15am

Hey Cove, great to see you. Drop Rob Hart a note if you would, he handles all of that. We'll be teaching again in January.

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Humboldt Lycanthrope from California is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing October 17, 2015 - 11:17am

I wrote a story called "A New Man" for Chuck's scavanger hunt class and it was just accepted by Pulp Metal Magazine.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! October 19, 2015 - 9:16am

Congrats Humboldt. Chuck's class is awesome. 

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LittleBounce from Blighty is reading Blandings, by PG Wodehouse March 14, 2016 - 4:55am

I wrote 'Deluded' as part of Rachel Kramer Bussel's 'Between the Sheets' class, and it was accepted by House of Erotica - Mad about the Boys. Yet to be released, though!

Tig xxx

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TheScrivener from Seattle is reading short stories March 14, 2016 - 12:06pm

Congrats LittleBounce.
I already posted on whoring thread--but I had a story I wrote during Chuck's scanvenger class got accepted. 

Anyone else find some homes for LR class stories? 

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Gordon B. White from Seattle (for now) March 20, 2016 - 5:42pm

I meant to post a while ago, but my story "As Summer's Mask Slips" -- which I wrote in Gemma File's "Write What You Fear" class -- was accepted to Nightscript Vol. 2.    Gemma was a great help and incredibly supportive, offering guidance and helping me to shape the final product.

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smithreynolds from Spokane, WA USA is reading The writing on the wall. June 27, 2016 - 6:23am

Hi Lit Folk.

My first success is a Flash Fiction piece that appears now on NAT BRUT. The title is "Mundo". I completed in the Iowa State UIniversity Creative Writing MOOC, about November of 2015. It debuted on June 24, 2016. I thought it would go in the paper print journal but alas I was mistaken. It is online only. So I do not call myself published. But, I call myself proud.  See "Mundo"  at www.NatBrut.com  Thanks. gsr

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel June 27, 2016 - 6:37am

Congrats. That's awesome!!!

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smithreynolds from Spokane, WA USA is reading The writing on the wall. June 27, 2016 - 7:12am

Thanks Jose.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer July 1, 2016 - 7:24pm

My short story "Dead Man's Dirt," which I wrote in one of the horror classes, will be in Volume 2 of Let Us In from Time Alone Press. 

The line-ups for the first two volumes are on their Facebook page. 

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smithreynolds from Spokane, WA USA is reading The writing on the wall. July 4, 2016 - 3:18pm

So cool, Jack Campbell Jr. I will take a look. Congratulations to you. gsr.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel July 5, 2016 - 5:47am

Congrats Jack.

Damn, everyone is publishing except me. *tear*

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TheScrivener from Seattle is reading short stories February 4, 2017 - 10:05am

My story "Void Spaces," which I edited in Richard's editing class will be published in Carve this Spring.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Chelsea Cain! February 2, 2017 - 6:53am

Congrats! :)

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 2, 2017 - 8:15am

Congrats. Carve is great! Way to go.

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smithreynolds from Spokane, WA USA is reading The writing on the wall. February 2, 2017 - 11:44am

Congratulations.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 3, 2017 - 6:34pm

Sweet. Congrats.

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TheScrivener from Seattle is reading short stories February 4, 2017 - 10:06am

Ha, thanks. I realize I spelled edited and editing incorrectly--very sad. (though now fixed) For what it is worth I've been battling a terrible cold and I'm 40 weeks pregnant. So..yeah. The brain is NOT in top form. 

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smithreynolds from Spokane, WA USA is reading The writing on the wall. February 4, 2017 - 6:18pm

@Scrivener. 40 weeks pregnant you can spell and edit any damn way you want. Rock and roll. And, again congrats. Here's to you, and have a joyous and easy delivery.

 

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Kedzie from the SF Bay Area is reading The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien February 12, 2017 - 12:44pm

Congratulations on "Void Spaces" and being accepted at Carve