Sunday, February 27, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #8 Check In

The end of Write1Sub1 2011 week #8 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like the laughter of children or has it been a week from hell? Here's your chance to let everyone know. If you've managed to write a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops now. Go you! If you've had something accepted or even published, tell us so we can add you and the market to the Write1Sub1 Hall Of Fame. But if stuff has got in the way of the writing and all your replies have been rejections, let us know that too so we can commiserate! We've all been there.

Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams : we want to hear all about them!


  1. As predicted, pretty slow-going on the short-fiction front this week. Still working on Malware. 4700 words and counting.

    Did write and submit : one flash fiction story, five Twitter poems (all sent to Microcosms) and ten SF Haiku for my Featured Poet slot in Scifaikuest at the editor's request. Some or all of the latter have been accepted (editor says "I may wind up using all of them") but I'm therefore not sure exactly how many this counts as just yet ...

  2. A good week with the first draft of a horror short story for Pill Hill Press's Halloween Frights written. Needs to double in length, though! Also wrote and submitted a flash fiction piece for the Nifty 50 Blogfest.

  3. Eventful week for me. I submitted some twitter fiction on Monday. I resubmitted a piece on Tuesday. I wrote and submitted a flash piece on Wednesday. I finished a piece I started earlier in the week and revised and submitted it on Thursday. On Friday I got an acceptance from Seedpod for one of the twitter pieces I submitted on Monday. I also managed to find some time to work on the novel this week too.

  4. Not bad at all. Got two flash stories off to Enchanted Convesation. They're closed now, but they are a great market, so watch out for the next subs.

    I also had a story accepted by Cosmos online, which wasn't write1sub1, but I, just thought, I'd mention it. hee hee.

  5. I wrote and submitted 3 scifaiku to Scifaikuest and had all three accepted "Ultimate Weapon" (to be published in the print version of the Nov 2011 magazine), "Infotech" and "Pioneers" (both to be published in the On-line version of the magazine).

    I wrote 2 twitter fiction pieces which I submitted to Trapeze. "Full Moon" has been accepted for publication on 11 June 2011. I have not yet heard back on "Settlers"

    Finally, I wrote and submitted a twitter fiction to Nanoism. I am now awaiting a response on "Through the glass"

    Trying to achieve some progress on my novel too. ho hum!

  6. Skin of my teeth week due to having been doing jury service all week - mentally draining! So only one 4 line poem written and accepted by Pigeon Bike for image #15 of a Chapbook, and 900 words added to Bridie 5.
    Next week's won't be much better.

  7. Wrote 3 new twitter fictions. Worked on revisions to an earlier W1S1 flash, but not happy enough with it to sub it yet.

    Subbed 5 twitter fictions (my new 3 and 2 from last week) - one accepted by trapeze for publication May 28!!

  8. Well, I started my week 8 story, but got distracted by my week 9 story which I just finished drafting. Now I need to continue working on my week 8 story, and after that, I won't have any stories to worry about for almost a week!

  9. This week I submitted stories to AGNI Online and Arts & Letters. I also finished a 760 word story titled "The Man in the Dark Chocolate Suit."

    Nothing much on the submission process re: acceptance, but most of the places I'm submitting to have long response times... Still, hopefully some of them will pay out.

  10. Well done, one and all!

    Deborah: WOW - congrats!

    As for me, myself, and I, we were busy this week, churning out some haiku (thanks to the inspiration of Simon Kewin, Deborah Walker, and Madeleine Maddocks), tweet-sized tales, and one short story: "Lost Pets" to Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.

    Accepted for publication: 2 haiku, thanks to Scifaikuest, and 1 tweet-tale, thanks to Seedpod.

    Pre-W1S1 sale: "The Second Option" to Bards and Sages Quarterly - I'm freakin' excited about this one! It's another "Soul Smuggler" story with Mercer, a recurring character who may start demanding his own novel.

    And speaking of novels, I was able to jump back into my WiP Progeny this week, after two months of it just sitting in the corner and glaring at me.

  11. Thanks to Write1Sub1 for getting me off my butt and sub'ing something. This morning I got word that Flashshot will post two of my stories. No word yet as to when but it will be mid March at the earliest.

  12. This week I wrote and subbed a fairy tale to Enchanted Conversation, and also subbed my horror short to Dark Valentine. And I made progress on my novel revisions, despite the pressure of work and grad school. I feel awesome. Now it would just be awesome to actually place something. :p

  13. "War of the Possible Future", cyberpunk in 4000 words.

    I enjoyed writing this fast-paced, ripped from the headlines story of eRevolution in the Middle East.

  14. Hey, I submitted a fairy tale to Enchanted Conversation, too. Seems a popular place to submit apparently :)
    Hopefully it all gets accepted.

  15. Great energy here, gang. I'll update the halls of fame tomorrow.

    For my own part:

    W1: Wrote "Glass Animals" (lit flash); "Simply Salazar" (lit flash);

    S1: Five shorts to Pear Noir!; flash to Every Day Fiction; flash to Bartleby Snopes; flash to Eclectic Flash; twitter fictions to trapeze, cuento, escarp

    Accepted: W1S1 - 2 tweets by trapeze, 2 tweets by cuento; Pre-W1S1 "Godless" by Daily Science Fiction.

    Published: "Clockwork Clef" by Eschatology; "Lactose Intolerant" by Foliate Oak (March issue)

    Productive week.

  16. Just found out the flash I drafted in Week 1 was accepted at 365 tomorrows, and it's up now!

  17. Great job, everyone!

    I, too, wrote and submitted a story to Enchanted Conversation. Sounds like they are getting a ton of stuff to choose from, but I am still hopeful.

    Got a rewrite request from "Golden Visions" for one of my W1S1 submissions; will be sending them an updated version soon.

    Also, had the reprint rights to "Good Advice," originally published by Every Day Fiction optioned by... NJ Board of Education for use in a standardized reading comprehension test. I didn't even know they paid for such, but they contacted EDF, who in turn was kind enough to forward the request to me, resulting in a cool sale.

    I've been working on the next week's story already (which stands at around 3000 words so far, mostly finished). It's a space opera called "Price of Allegiance."

  18. I had a mad week so only wrote a poem and a story, which is the back up for a photography challenge (of all things) but completely forgot about submitting this week. On the other hand I got some copies of "On A Narrow Windowsill" in the mail, where I have 4 texts published (2 twitter fictions and 2 poems) so the week isn't all that bad.

  19. I'm on vacation right now, so techincally I'm behind a submission. By the time I get back, I will be behind a story and two submissions, but this may be the only time I get to be with my family this year, so I'll admit I'm not exactly devastated. I am itching to find some time to write, though!

  20. Finished, edited and submitted a novella to Samhaim Publishing.

    Already outlining the next novel and have started on a short story (this is to stop me chewing on my liver with nerves)

  21. I wrote one story this month (3,000 words), workshopped it, and just submitted it.

    It's not that I've been slacking. My focus has been on finishing my novel draft, and I've written about 30,000 words in the past two weeks. I'm hoping to have that draft finished in the next few days, and then I can work on sending out some shorter stuff again.

  22. I think I need to switch gears to one per month rather than one per week. I'm going lower my speed on my blog, too.

    If I get more done...great! If I don't, at least I had one, and I won't feel badly about it.

    I haven't counted the twitfic, because my goal involved completing short stories of 2k-4k length.

    So far, the stories get completed in the journal, but don't make it into the computer (let alone, to the publisher).

    Congrats to everyone who is keeping up the pace!

  23. Just got an acceptance from Folded Word on one of the twitter pieces I sent in last week. It will be in the March issue of PicFic.

    Congrats everyone on submission success and the acceptances.

    One of my submissions last week was Enchanted Conversation as well. Looks like they'll have a ton from us W1S1ers.

  24. I've updated the Halls of Fame. Let's keep it going into the new week.

  25. Congratulations to everyone! I managed a 4,700 word story that I submitted to an anthology this week. Still on track. No new rejections or acceptances to report.

    I meant to submit to Enchanted Conversation this week, too. Wrote the story last week, and mistakenly thought I had until Friday to revise and submit. Curses! I look forward to read some W1S1 offerings in the next EC issue.

  26. Lol--I also wrote and submitted to Enchanted Conversation last week, completing my write2sub2 goal for the month. :)