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Managed to get my contest winning story in the August issue of eFiction Magazine...

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See, look at that...I'm a firm believer in getting mileage out of a story...not only did my story The Birthday Party win the first ever contest here on Stories Space, but I managed to get it in a rather nice looking online publication known as eFiction Magazine...

Here's the link...my story is on page five in the August issue, but of course you could just read it here...
http://www.efictionmag.com/

Check out the magazine, you'll see it runs over 100 pages and the layout and appearance are much nicer than most of the online publications I've seen...

I'd also like to point out, and you can see if you go through it...that they run colorful advertisements for books by up and coming independent authors...so, if you have a book out...e-book or print, contact Doug Lance and let him know about it...hey, it can't hurt...
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Well done on your story being accepted.

Another achievement to add to your resume.
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I managed to win the monthly poetry contest over on Poetry Craze, which I believe is the most read poetry site on the net...they no longer offer a cash prize with the award, but it's a certain amount of "bragging rights"...sort of like getting an Editor Pick over here on Stories Space...

I've been wanting to win this darn thing for a while...seems like I always got "close but no cigar" until now...

Here be the link...
http://www.poetrycraze.com/contest-winners.html

September was a really big month for me and poetry if I do say so myself...
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The latest high-class, tasteful publication to feature one of my masterworks is the Muscatel Lines...I mean Muscadine Lines, my bad...they proudly feature my contest winning story "The Birthday Party" in their fine Southern journal...


Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal; Kathy Rhodes, Editor; Online Literary Journal
http://www.asouthernjournal.com/index.htm

Btw, I stole this...I mean found out about this journal from Mr. Rumple's profile page...and you have to have some connection to the South in order to get published there...so, if you read my bio you'll see that I apparently spent time in the South...

Or was that did time in the South? Sorry, I get confused sometimes...
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Or was that did time in the South? Sorry, I get confused sometimes...

I know a few revenuers that could probly answer that DM.

And always remember me,,,,,after your rich an famous


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good job Alan!
We don't know how much we don't know.
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Stories Space Logo 0 likes 9 years ago
OK, just got this...let's see if I can get paid on this story twice...

Dear Alan W. Jankowski:

I am happy to inform you that your submission, The Birthday Party, has qualified as an entry in our first writing competition, in the Fiction category. Congratulation! Your submission has now been published on pixelhose.com and is available for viewing at http://pixelhose.com/2011/12/10/the-birthday-party-by-alan-w-jankowski/ .

PLEASE NOTE: We made a few FORMAT ONLY changes to your submission in order to make it more readable as presented on the web. Please review and report any issues.

As you know, one of most important factors in determining winners in our competition is reader reaction. Here are three simple things you can do to improve your chances:

1. Share the above link on your Facebook page and ask everyone to "Like" your submission on pixelhose.com, by clicking on the "Like Button" placed at the end of your submission.
2. Tweet the link and ask your followers to "Like" your submission on pixelhose.com, by clicking on the "Like Button" placed at the end of your submission.
3. Read submissions by other authors and post any constructive advice, or comments you may have. They are likely to return the favor.

Keep in mind that by building an online following your work could come to the attention of agents and editors.

Thank you once more for your submission. We enjoyed reading it.

On behalf of everyone at pixelhose.com, I wish you the best in your writing career.

Best regards,

Bob Dourandish
Publisher
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Stories Space Logo 0 likes 9 years ago
Just got this...is there any journal that will ever reject this story? Actually, there is one...I'll be back on that ...

Dear Alan Jankowski,

Thank you for sending us "The Birthday Party". We would like to publish it on "The Rusty Nail." Thanks again for thinking of us.

Sincerely,
Craig Hart
Editor-in-Chief
The Rusty Nail

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Alright! Had got this message in February...

Alan Jankowski,

Congratulations! Your submission, The Birthday Party, has been accepted for publishing in the anthology.

The book will be available to the public in early May 2012. It will be available in both paperback and e-book editions.

On behalf of all of us here I would like to thank you again for being a part of our project to raise money for cancer research. We will inform you when it is available, at which time we can begin the world record evolution processes.

Sarah Evans
Livelife - Review Board Member
College of St. Benedict


And just found out that the book is now out...and this marks the first time The Birthday Party is out in print, btw...and a reminder that all proceeds do benefit cancer research...

Live Life: The Daydreamer's Journal [Paperback]
http://www.amazon.com/Live-Life-The-Daydreamers-Journal/dp/0615605907/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1335368497&sr=8-3

And btw...it looks like I'm in good company in this one, here's the author list...

Live Life: The Daydreamer's Journal - Contributing Authors
http://www.livelifethedaydreamersjournal.com/authors


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Blimey, lad! Proper well done!
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This story is once again out in print...this time in Craig Hart's classy, always tasteful, and need I say cutting edge literary journal The Lusty Whale...check it out my SS friends...

The Rusty Nail, June 2012 [Paperback]
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1477577432/ref=rdr_ext_tmb[/size]

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You have truly become the poet laureate of stories space. Cheers!
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My contest winning story The Birthday Party has now officially won two contests...and is in print for the fourth time btw...

I was added to a Facebook group for Just Fiction Edition! authors some time back, even though at the time I was not really a JFE author...Daren Despot, aka DSpot here on Stories Space, organized a contest in the group, and JFE put up a 50 Euro gift certificate as a prize...the idea was the members of the group would vote on certain criteria using a scorecard created by Daren...

The contest started just before Hurricane Sandy hit my area, and I tried to bow out gracefully, as I had not had a chance to read all the entries...tough to do without electricity...anyway, despite my best efforts, I was declared the winner, and my story is part of this collection...now available on Amazon...

12 Facets of a Crystal: Stories from the JFE Writer's Group 2012 Short Story/Essay Writing Competition [Paperback]
http://www.amazon.com/12-Facets-Crystal-Stories-Competition/dp/3845448601

For the record, I gave the gift certificate to Daren...he more than deserved it for all his efforts in organizing the contest...and his story, which came in second, was rather good btw...

On another note...one of the members of the group, and contributors, Archana Kapoor Nagpal, baked a cake in honor of the book release...

Personally, in my own humble opinion, if there was cake every time a book got released...I, for one, would certainly write a lot more...just sayin'

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Looks like I managed to make money on this story, yet again...a cool $100.00, and it will come out in the first issue of a new literary journal...

Btw, my story "Sexual Healing" will come out in a later issue of the same journal...it's nice to get paid multiple times on the same story btw...

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And my story The Birthday Party is in yet another journal...this one is a relatively new journal called Alephi, which is based in Chennai, India...check it out if you get a chance, they do accept fiction, non-fiction, art, and poetry...and though they don't pay anything, they do accept previously published stuff...

Alephi - The Birthday Party
http://alephi.com/2016/10/15/the-birthday-party/[/size]
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