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cynthia harrison

thank you for the enlightening and honest peek into your career and the publishing industry. i've been waiting for word from my agent about the second book she's shopping for me and this explains why i'm not hearing anything...

James Brush

I went with Option 2 a few years back and found the experience to be very rewarding, and I made my money back.

I'm starting to explore the more traditional route for my latest, and your post seems to confirm much of what I've heard.

Wayne C. Long

Great article!

I, too, have enthusiastically taken the bull by the proverbial horns and used my 35-plus years of sales and marketing experience to launch my professional adult short story Web site at www.LongShortStories.com.

Like Poe, I've created my own hybrid genre of creative short fiction and have built an ever-widening global family of subscribers, starved short story aficionados, and short story contest entrants, who are most grateful for this "Brave New World"-type answer to the imploding short fiction traditional publishing market.

My personal mission statement shown on my Web site fits this New Normal environment perfectly:

"BE ... what you wish to see!"

Keep the faith! And enjoy!

Wayne C. Long
Writer/Editor/Internet Publisher

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Some of My Books

  • : The Fall of the Republic

    The Fall of the Republic
    In a parallel timeline, 1990s America discovers the chronoplanes: parallel worlds at different points in history.

  • : Rogue Emperor

    Rogue Emperor
    The hijacking of the Roman Empire, 100 AD, by 21st-century Christian fundamentalists, in the second of the Chronoplane Wars novels.

  • : The Empire of Time

    The Empire of Time
    My first novel, published in 1978, but the last in the Chronoplane Wars trilogy.

  • : Gryphon

    "Write a space opera," my editor said. So I did, with some nanotech thrown in.

  • : Tsunami

    A companion novel to Icequake, set mostly in California.

  • : Icequake

    A disaster thriller (Antarctic ice sheet surges into ocean), dated but still fun.

  • : Eyas

    Originally published in 1982, and still the novel I'm most proud of.

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