Sunday, March 20, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #11 Check In

The end of Week #11 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.

If you've managed to write a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops. Yahoo!  If you've had something accepted/published, tell us so we can add you and the market to the Write1Sub1 Hall Of Fame. But if stuff has gotten in the way of the writing and all your replies have been rejections, let us know that too so we can commiserate! We're all in this together.

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


  1. Hello everyone. I haven't checked in yet. I joined a few weeks ago on the Monthly. I have ten stories out right now, three in the works. Written and subbed for March: The Sound of Freedom for Asimov's and All That Glitters to ChiZine.

  2. This week I wrote a story and a couple of poems.
    I got two stories/recipes published (of which one in Italian), which I had submitted two weeks ago and had almost forgotten all about.

  3. Hmmm ... feels like a failure of a week although it probably isn't - for a start I've written 9800 of Bridie 5, which is good although it doesn't count here. 1 rejection from Pigeon Bike, 1 submitted but not yet accepted to Scribble Scatter, four T10 instalments of a story which is now up to 4000 words and a 150 piece for Book Blurb Friday.

  4. I've got into a bit of a rhythm with the short fiction : this week I polished and submitted fantasy short The Library at the Centre of the World from last week and wrote/drafted another fantasy short - Lord Gryphon's Design - for submitting next week.

  5. Matt: Welcome! Excellent progress so far.

    Spaced: Cool! Give us the market link, and we'll add you to the Hall of Fame.

    Sandra: You are one busy writer.

    Simon: Very nice.

  6. As for me, week 11 had its ups and downs. I wanted to write a weird western for the Pill Hill Press Anthology How the West Was Wicked, but it took longer than I'd hoped--and frustrated the heck out of me about halfway through. In the end, I finished it @ 5,700 words, polished it up, and submitted it. And I even like it!

    W1S1 Acceptances: 2 microfiction pieces by Cuento, 3 haiku by Scifaikuest, and 8 haiku by Blackdahlia.

    Write on, everybody!

  7. *le gasp* . . . 13 acceptances, Milo? Incredible. Congratulations.

    I got 2 from Trapeze, and managed to get a story out to the Mammoth Book of Steampunk. Plus am doing a new 5-hour story experiment which is proving interesting. Also getting a bit distracted by trying to work out what literary SF is, as a prelude to writing some. Brackets away.

  8. Hall of Fame updated; Trapeze and Scifaikuest are tied for the most W1S1 acceptances! Would the 5-hour experiment involve writing a complete story from start to finish? =]

  9. Oooh. Everyone's been busy. Awesome. :)

    Here's my stats for this week.
    Wrote: 2 - a short story (The Dragonwife) and a Twit fic (This Ain't AA).
    Edited: 3 - short stories (Ice, Insomnia, The Hardest Kiss)
    Submitted: 6 - three short stories (Ice, The Hardest Kiss, Pixie Dust) and three Twit fic (Dumped, Kink, Bugs)
    Accepted: 1 (Kink @ One-forty Fiction)

    At this rate the rejections, I mean, the acceptances should start rolling in any day. Right? ;)

  10. Yes indeed! Hall of Fame updated.

  11. I managed to keep writing this week, though I'm still not getting enough done on the longer stories I need to finish. One key clack after another, I guess.

    W1: "Neighborhood Watch" (all dialogue flash); "Another Saturday Night" (flash)

    S1: flash to Jersey Devil Press; flash to Eschatology; flash to Foundling Review; short story to Fix It Broken; flash to Emprise Review; flash to Caper Literary Journal.

    Accepts: flash by Eclectic Flash

    Pub: None this week

  12. Congrats, everyone, on the acceptances!

    I've felt buried this week, but did manage to write two twitter fictions, sub four twitter fictions, and have 2 accepted by Cuento.

    And on to week 12!

  13. I wrote and submitted a short horror story (1,600 words) and also wrote and sent in my first twitter story.

  14. Trapeze published my Week 2 haiku yesterday :D

    Cuento accepted last week's microfiction "Generations"

    Trapeze accepted a microfiction "Delete" (written earlier this week)

    Also wrote and submitted a 630 word flash fiction "A Box with Seven Lids" to Weirdyear - awaiting a response.

    Congrats to Ellie for the ePocalypse acceptance from Pill Hill.

  15. Wow, a lot acceptances this week, congratulations.

    Milo, my experiment is a five hour story (about 3K)from start to finish, including research. That's very fast for me. Might be slow for some people.
    I'm always trying new ways of working. Abandoned two, one story subbed, and one in progress at the moment.

  16. Wow. Lots of acceptances this week. Congratulations everyone! I have three to report myself. All to Scifaikuest. One scifaiku, one haibun and one senryu. Maybe that will push Scifaikuest into the lead.

    Made it about halfway through a story that stalled in the middle. So I cracked out a piece of flash. I submitted the story I wrote last week and another one to an anthology.

  17. Sent my only completed novel in to a contest, and finally finished a short story that took a week too long to write. Most frustrating story of the year so far, and definitely needs a rewrite before it goes anywhere.

    Still behind in writing and submissions, but still plugging along as usual. Got a few rejections. But I love how all my friends are starting to leave writing quotes and things like that on my Facebook wall!

  18. Wah! I got a story started last week, but I'm still working on it. And by working on it, I mean sitting around and wishing it were already written.

    I'm determined to get my week 8 story finished and polished, which will mean I've got everything submitted that I've written. Right now I've got 20 submissions out there, which is an all time record for me!

  19. I'm doing the Light Ray option. I sent out my March story yesterday, and the market should inform me of its status after 4/1.

    And for a non-W1S1 success, I did experience a huge acceptance this week: I have an agent! There has been much rejoicing at my house.

  20. Steve: We salute you, Flash Master; Hall of Fame updated.

    A.S.: Onward and upward; Hall of Fame updated.

    Nathaniel: Nicely done.

    Dominic: Congrats; Hall of Fame updated.

    Eric: Well played, sir; Hall of Fame updated.

    Sparklecat: That's got to be encouraging!

    Nicole: Keep up the good work.


  21. Wrote "Voices from the Dark" which, at 2250 words is the longest I've written so far this year, and submitted the same to Chiaroscuro.

    Also, congratulations, Beth! That's awesome.

  22. Hi all!

    Milo - 13 acceptances? Wow. Congratulations!

    Last week I wrote a 2,500 word sci-fi story. Not sure where I'll be submitting it yet. I wrote and submitted another piece to LLP. So, not a bad week.

  23. Andrew: Great to have Chiaroscuro as an option again, isn't it?

    Ellie: The ebb and flow of it all -- two rejections were waiting in my inbox this morning. Keep up the good work!

  24. This week I found out I had been longlisted in a flash fiction competition. It was my first listing so I'm really pleased with it.

  25. Great idea, people, thanks for setting this up! I've just joined up-- sent here by somebody on Absolute Write when I posted that I wanted to take the Bradbury Challenge. For starters I'm just aiming to do every week till Easter. I started last Wednesday, finished my first story on Saturday, started another yesterday. I won't be sending them out right away, but that first one surprised me-- I don't think it'll take much to polish it into publishable shape!

  26. Welcome, Donna; glad to have you on board.

  27. Wrote two stories, submitted one :)
    This week is all about dragging old stories out of the dust, polishing and submitting. Collecting rejections is what it's all about for me now :)

  28. Plenty of those to go around, I'm afraid. Never give up, never surrender!