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23 June 2009 @ 10:14 am
"Teaching the Pig to Sing" sold to Analog  
I am exceedingly proud to announce that I just sold short story "Teaching the Pig to Sing" to Analog, my first sale to that market. No idea when it will come out, though if I know anything about print magazine publishing it will probably not be until 2010 or maybe even 2011.

This story started as an idea I had for Federations, but December got kind of crazy and I didn't even start writing it until after the deadline for that anthology. It evolved quite a bit in the process of drafting and editing, and I finally wound up taking out the alien federation altogether, leaving it as a character-focused story of Earth politics.

I've been sending stories to Stan Schmidt for over ten years now. Analog is the oldest continually-published SF magazine and has the largest circulation of any print SF magazine. I don't know that this is particularly an "Analog story" but I guess Stan liked it.

Does one sale make me a member of the Analog Mafia?

thecrimsonythecrimsony on June 23rd, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Big three territory! :D
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Kelly Greensaycestsay on June 23rd, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
Hey! Great news! And yes it does make you a member of The Analog Mafia :).
M.K. Hobsonmkhobson on June 23rd, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
Wow! Congratulations on breaking that market, that's truly an achievement and an accomplishment.

Looking forward to lunch tomorrow ...

barbhendee on June 23rd, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)

Oh, David, congratulations!

This is very exciting news! I'm really happy for you.

Getting published in Analog is huge.
billeylerbilleyler on June 23rd, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Jay Lakejaylake on June 23rd, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Excellent news! Congratulations!
Douglas Cohendouglascohen on June 23rd, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
Steve Green: Harrystevegreen on June 23rd, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
Perhaps not yet a made man, but certainly a goodfella.
Ulrikaakirlu on June 23rd, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't know about any Analog Mafia, but it makes you entitled to some damned hearty congratulations! CONGRATULATIONS!!! David, you rock like a rocking thing. Also, you are mighty. We must call for the finest bagels and muffins in the land!
jimvanpeltjimvanpelt on June 23rd, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
Hi, David. That's great news! Someone gave me a Analog MAFIA button at WorldCon after I made my first appearance, so I think you are in. You're a made man.
jackwilliambelljackwilliambell on June 23rd, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
A whole pack of conga-rats to you dude!
jeffsoesbe: homer woohoojeffsoesbe on June 23rd, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the sale! Well done!

- yeff
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Ken: Winkken_schneyer on June 23rd, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
Great news, David!

I too have a story that was inspired by Federations but didn't get around to writing. It's currently in the second-draft-waiting-for-third-draft stage. I'll probably have to wait till Clarion's over.
joycemochajoycemocha on June 23rd, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
Congrats, David! Good job.
Deborah Layne: pic#63607783deborahlive on June 23rd, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)

And OT: My mom called me a little while ago to tell me how much she loved Space Magic. :)
Smofbabe: snoopysmofbabe on June 23rd, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
Mazal tov! Fabulous news! Not sure about the mafia but you have certainly Arrived :->
Larry Sandersonlsanderson on June 24th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
Steve Hutchison: Dancing Calvinfoomf on June 24th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
I dunno, do you feel you need to Mafiate?