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    Posted: 25 Aug 2020 at 4:42pm
My semifinal piece from 2017 called "The Problem With Fishmarkets" just sold to Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine!  It was an action-adventure story, so don't believe your work has to be a "mystery" in order to submit to EQMM--just has to have a crime and/or suspense.  And never be afraid to submit NYCM stories to fiction zines and pubs...this story is essentially (within 3-5 changed words) identical to the one I submitted, so even stories written in 48 hours or less can still find homes.

You never know until you submit, so take the chance!

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Congrats!!! YAY! Beer
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Exciting! Congratulations Clap
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NICE! That's a serious big-time market!
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I remember this story - it was great!!!! Congrats Trey! :D

Question, did you do much editing/changing after the comp or submit it as-is?
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Congratulations!! That's a great market!
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Congrats! And thanks for the encouragement! It's always great to hear that others have been able to sell their stories :)))) 
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Originally posted by uglypantsuit uglypantsuit wrote:

I remember this story - it was great!!!! Congrats Trey! :D

Question, did you do much editing/changing after the comp or submit it as-is?

Practically nothing—I changed one character from a niece to a daughter, and got rid of an F-bomb (EQMM doesn’t accept them), and that was pretty much it.  And to be honest, I’m still amazed that your story about the thief and her brother didn’t beat mine in that semifinal!  That was a hell of a story—so well written.

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Congratulations!  That's great news.
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Congratulations!!!!!
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