How Frederik Pohl became a pulp literary agent, and saved himself 8¢ per story in postage

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3 Responses to “How Frederik Pohl became a pulp literary agent, and saved himself 8¢ per story in postage”

  1. Glad you did not give up, Cory.

  2. Gareth Stack says:

    Kind of inspires me to keep going. The second time I sent off a story it was published (in Irish SF magazine ‘Albedo One’), but I haven’t had any luck getting fiction published since.

  3. bruce_a14 says:

    There was an occasional Canadian market where American writers also got to know the IRC experience.  You had to hope that the clerk at the Post Office would know what an IRC was; sometimes they had to call over a more experienced clerk. 

    My first submitted story sold on its first submission.  My second went to 45 markets before world events outdated it; the frustrating thing about that story was about half those editors wrote back saying “This is a good story.  I don’t want to publish it.”

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