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Because I am tired of being told there are no SF writers under forty anymore*, a poll...

ETA: Because apparently this above sentence is getting lost, and folks are being offended by not being included--the object is not to exclude writers over fifty. For purposes of this poll, writers over forty are presumed to exist, and in quantity. It's writers under forty whose objective reality is in question.

I apologize for the confusion, and any offense.

(I admit, my readership will tend to skew the data on this one. But that is kind of my point. I agree that fewer writers in my age group are being published in the Big Three, but I honestly believe this has more to do with the fact that there are more older writers still regularly contributing than due to any failure of existence on the part of my peer group.)

Poll #1588147 The unofficial wunderkind poll

I write SF and/or fantasy and/or other speculative fiction. I am:

under twenty (20) years old and have published a novel or short semiprofessionally.
2(0.9%)
under twenty (20) years old and have published a novel or short professionally.
0(0.0%)
between twenty (20) and twenty-nine (29) years old (inclusive) and have published a novel or short semiprofessionally.
11(5.1%)
between twenty (20) and twenty-nine (29) years old (inclusive) and have published a novel or short professionally.
22(10.2%)
between thirty (30) and thirty-nine (39) years old (inclusive) and have published a novel or short semiprofessionally.
31(14.4%)
between thirty (30) and thirty-nine (39) years old (inclusive) and have published a novel or short professionally.
41(19.1%)
between forty (40) and forty-nine (49) years old (inclusive) and have published a novel or short semiprofessionally.
23(10.7%)
between forty (40) and forty-nine (49) years old (inclusive) and have published a novel or short professionally.
34(15.8%)
older, and can buy and sell you punks.
18(8.4%)
in negative years.
3(1.4%)
none of your damned business.
2(0.9%)

I am...

not a writer, but give me a goddamned tickybox anyway.
103(42.6%)
a writer under twenty (20), but have not yet sold semiprofessionally.
9(3.7%)
a writer under thirty (30), but have not yet sold semiprofessionally.
44(18.2%)
a writer under forty (40), but have not yet sold semiprofessionally.
58(24.0%)
a writer over thirty-nine (39), but have not yet sold semiprofessionally.
23(9.5%)

My name and website (where you may find links to my fiction) are:

Ticky?

Hey! That's not a ticky!
280(100.0%)


of course, feel free to refer your friends.




*and your hostess vanishes in a puff of logic.
Tags: industry, internet slapfights, pointless polls
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