Monday, October 7, 2013

First Professional Sale.

I am absolutely thrilled to announce my first pro-level writing sale.

Mike Resnick, the most awarded and nominated SF writer in the known universe, has bought one of my stories for Galaxy's Edge. It was only a couple of weeks ago I was singing the praises of this magazine, and I can't believe that I'm now going to be included in its TOC.

I have a few friends who didn't really understand why I was so excited. They figured I'd been selling stories for a while now so this was just another sale. Market levels are actually designated, and the SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) lists the qualifying markets they consider to be of a professional level. This determination is based on a number of factors, including pay-rate, longevity and reputation.

And  selling to a pro-level market is one of those goals I have on my checklist.

Onwards to the next goal (which is another sale at this level), but for now I'm dancing around my house.


Anonymous said...

HUZZAH, Steve! Congratulations! I know how hard you've been working towards this milestone even when everything seemed discouraging; you didn't give up and you totally deserve it! Reward yourself with a bit of a bask! (Then...BACK TO WORK! ;))


Steve Cameron said...

Thanks, Thoraiya. It truly is thrilling, and I'm really enjoying this moment.

And I've just started a new story, and sent a couple more out.

Thanks so much for your continued support and encouragement. It means a lot.


Gitte Christensen said...

Woooooow! YaaaaaaY! Congratulations, Steve!!!! Yoo Hooooo! That is so fantastic! And what a great first pro sale! Mind you, any pro sale is great. And may you have many many more such sales, Steve.

Steve Cameron said...

Thanks, Gitte.

Yes, it is indeed thrilling. And an excellent market for my first pro-sale.