Sunday, December 27, 2015

Week #52 Check-in + The Bradbury Awards!

This is Week 52 folks! Can you believe it?

The 5th year of Write1Sub1 is officially over, and that means it's time for our 5th annual Bradbury Awards.

Have you somehow managed to write, edit, and submit a brand-spankin' new short story or poem every week this year? If so, you are hereby awarded with The Bradbury Award! Yahoo! Be sure to leave your acceptance speech in the comments below.

"If you can write one short story a week -- doesn't matter what the quality is to start, but at least you're practicing. At the end of the year, you have 52 short stories, and I defy you to write 52 bad ones. Can't be done."  
Ray Bradbury

And for those of you who have written, edited, toiled over, and finally submitted a new work of fiction every month this year, we have The Light Ray Award! Way to go! Be sure to leave your acceptance speech in the comments.

“I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true -- hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.”   - Ray Bradbury

Let's reward ourselves today, folks. We've accomplished something extraordinary: This year, over 20 participants have seen more than 120 submissions accepted for publication and 60+ stories and poems published by paying markets. Well done, everybody!

*While this will be the last post on our W1S1 blog, we hope you'll continue writing and submitting your work, as we'll be doing the same. Be sure to check out our Published Works page and take a look at more than 500 stories we've seen published over the past 5 years. Not sure where to send your work? Check out our Market Research page. Looking for a vibrant community of W1S1ers? Check out the Absolute Write Forum. Persperistence!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Week #51 Check-in

The end of Week 51 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words been hotter than Fahrenheit 451, or has The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms gotten in the way? Here's your chance to tell everybody about it, whether you're a weekly or monthly (or anything in between) W1S1 participant.

If you've managed to write a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops. Yahoo! If you've had something W1S1-related accepted, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame. But if stuff has interfered with your writing and every reply has been a rejection, let us know that too so we can commiserate. We're all in this together.

Please report ONLY accepted/published stories that you wrote as part of your participation in W1S1 (2011-2014).




(Please note that reports will not immediately appear, as they must be verified/processed by the weekly moderator.) 



While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put protein-rich snacks in a writer's fridge. 

Even if you have no acceptance or publication news to report, please update us on your week's progress in the comments. Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them.


 And a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone this week!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Week #50 Check-in

The end of Week 50 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like Dandelion Wine, or has Something Wicked gotten in the way? Here's your chance to tell everybody about it, whether you're a weekly or monthly (or anything in between) W1S1 participant.

If you've managed to write a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops. Yahoo! If you've had something W1S1-related accepted, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame. But if stuff has interfered with your writing and every reply has been a rejection, let us know that too so we can commiserate. We're all in this together.

Please report ONLY accepted/published stories that you wrote as part of your participation in W1S1 (2011-2014).




(Please note that reports will not immediately appear, as they must be verified/processed by the weekly moderator.) 



While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put new eBooks on a writer's eReader. 

Even if you have no acceptance or publication news to report, please update us on your week's progress in the comments. Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Week #49 Check-in

The end of Week 49 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed Quicker than the Eye, or has A Sound of Thunder gotten in the way? Here's your chance to tell everybody about it, whether you're a weekly or monthly (or anything in between) W1S1 participant.

If you've managed to write a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops. Yahoo! If you've had something W1S1-related accepted, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame. But if stuff has interfered with your writing and every reply has been a rejection, let us know that too so we can commiserate. We're all in this together.

Please report ONLY accepted/published stories that you wrote as part of your participation in W1S1 (2011-2015).




(Please note that reports will not immediately appear, as they must be verified/processed by the moderator.) 



While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put coffee or tea in a writer's favorite mug. 

Even if you have no acceptance or publication news to report, please update us on your week's progress in the comments. Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Week #48 Check-in

The end of Week 48 is here!

How's it been for you? Have the words soared like The Flying Machine, or has The Dragon gotten in the way?  Here's your chance to tell everybody about it, whether you're a weekly or monthly (or anything in between) W1S1 participant.

If you've managed to write a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops. Yahoo! If you've had something W1S1-related accepted, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame. But if stuff has interfered with your writing and every reply has been a rejection, let us know that too so we can commiserate. We're all in this together.

Please report ONLY accepted/published stories that you wrote as part of your participation in W1S1 (2011-2015).




Please note that reports will not immediately appear, as they must be verified/processed by the moderator.



While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put new books on a writer's shelf. 

Even if you have no acceptance or publication news to report, please update us on your week's progress in the comments. Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them.