Sunday, March 27, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #12 Check In

The end of Week #12 is upon us!  

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.

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. Writing and Submitting

    Fantasy short story The Standing Stones of Erelong drafted; to be edited and submitted next week. This was originally intended as a flash story but it had other ideas ...

    Fantasy short story Lord Lion's Design from last week edited and submitted.

    Twitter story Life Cycles written and submitted.


    Twitter tale Electrolarynx from week #9 bought by PicFic.


    Slipstream flash story A Door He Didn't Recognize from week #6 published by Weirdyear.

  2. Another great week for you, Simon!

    I had a good week as well. I wrote 2750 words of a western horror story, called Last Ranch on the West for Pill Hill Press's How the West Was Wicked Anthology. I plan to edit and submit this week.

    I had four pieces of flash fiction accepted for Pill Hill Press's Daily Flash 2012 and Daily Frights 2012.

  3. Written & submitted a 500 word story for a Pygmy Giant competition, two x 100 word offerings for Lily Child's Prediction and 150 for Book Blurb Friday, also ~7950 for Bridie 5 ...
    Accepted - goodness only knows!

  4. Simon: Nice work, sir; Hall of Fame updated.

    Ellie: Bueno! Hall of Fame Updated

    Sandra: We'll keep our fingers crossed.

  5. As for me, this week I focused on writing a story I've been wanting to tell for a while: "Dahlia's Feast" - submitted to Clarkesworld for a speedy response, then on to the Pro Circuit for the next few months.

    This is my first foray into urban fantasy (with some SF thrown in for good measure), and I enjoyed writing it. I'm thinking there will be a couple of recurring characters from this one who will make appearances later on this year...

  6. I went a tad insane this week and wrote two stories, one a SF detective story (3,500 words) and one a horror story (2200 words). Oddly enough, this means that I'm somewhat caught up for the year, despite joining very late. Both are in editing now, but I'll be submitting them by next week/weekend depending.

  7. Been a hard week for me writing-wise. Finally got one short finished this morning.

    Here's my stats.

    Wrote: Repossessed
    Edited: Insomnia
    Subbed: Insomnia, Dumped (Twit Fic), The Hardest Kiss
    Rejected: Dumped (Twit Fic), The Hardest Kiss

    Now it's a new week and I'm ready to start over. :)

  8. Disaster here. I seem to have lost my mojo. I've got a couple interesting story ideas, but I can't seem to make them go anywhere. I'm blaming it on the oak pollen.

  9. I wrote and subbed two pieces of flash. I also re-subbed two rejections. I have some in the creation phase, hopefully I'll have those out in another week or so.

  10. I wrote two poems and two stories. I submitted the story I wrote last week and also the longer poem of this week. We'll see how that goes...

  11. Nathaniel: Glad to have you on board; an insane GOOD week!

    A.G.: Week12, we hardly knew ye; on to Week13.

    Nicole: Say it ain't so! That's the worst. Here's hoping Week13 is much brighter.

    Matt: Sounds like a successful week; nicely done.

    Spaced: Well played!

  12. Wow everyone's on the ball.

    Nicole, it'll pass, try not to stress over it.

    I'm finally over my slump, and revised and submitted a story this week.

  13. I wrote a still-untitled, 3000-word sci-fi short story. Not entirely sure it's marketable (I'm afraid it's too... political? critical of religion? something) but we'll see in edits.

    And I subbed "The FNG", a 600-word flash, to Pank.

  14. Wrote 2.5 story and two twitterfictions. Submitted 4, my attempt to break through the fear. It works :)

  15. Light Ray - I'm still waiting to hear back on a bunch of my W1S1 subs but I did find out that one of my older/revised stories made it through the first round judging of a contest.

    I seem to have stalled a bit, too, but I'm looking forward to a new week and a new month! :)

  16. I never tried a real publsiher. I wrote a small novel, had it self published and sent free copies to family and friends. Some people got very angry after reading my book (inclding my son) and some people actually congratulated me for predicting our future if we did not take responsibility for our own health.
    It will be hard to measure up to the standard of any publishers as I have a mind of my own.

  17. This week featured a bunch o' slush reading for Triangulation, but I did keep up, marginally.

    W1: "The Girl Who Turned Down Pizza" (flash); "The Butcher and the Swan" (flash)

    S1: I subbed a total of 21 flashes this week to 11 different markets. 7 rejections so far, the rest pending.

    Accepted: One flash, by Eschatology (; one twitter collaboration by Twenty20 Journal (

    Pub: Twitter fiction at trapeze.

  18. DMB: You too, it would appear!

    Guinevere: I'm sure you'll find a market for it.

    Sylvia: It sure does.

    Madeline: New week, new month, new progress.

    Munir: Try it; there's nothing quite like the feeling of breaking into a market for the first time.

    Flashmaster Steve: Nicely done, sir! Hall of Fame Updated.

  19. Just sent out a story for the Monthly Ray and found out I got 2 rejections from the previous two months... uh... well, never mind. I hope the future will be brighter :)

  20. Wrote and subbed two scifaiku to scifaikuest, one twitter fiction to Nanoism, one to onefortyfiction and one to trapeze

    Weirdyear accepted my flash fiction A Box with Seven Lids from last week.

  21. Xyzo: I'm sure it will be; nothing but rejections for me this week, too.

    Dominic: Nice; Hall of Fame updated!

  22. Wrote 2 twitter fictions, and subbed 4, but only one sub is W1S1. Pulled out an old collection of hint fiction, from before I knew about twitter fiction, and was pleasantly surprised they were all less than 140 characters!

    In the midst of revising a flash fiction piece, and a longer piece drafted pre-W1S1, but they refuse to be rushed.

  23. Did about 3400 wds of a new short story this week. Couldn't make the ending quite resolve at this time, so it will go to the back burner. Also edited the previous week's story, which goes out to my beta readers tomorrow, and thereafter to a magazine.

  24. Wrote a 860-word story that I then sent off to Strange Horizons.

    Still in the running.

  25. Finally, finally, FINALLY I'm all caught up! Took a lot of slogging through, but it's all definitely worth it: I have another acceptance to add! Pill Hill Press liked my zombie story for their "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" anthology.

    No time to sit back and rest, though. Got stories that need revising and polishing, and several rejected pieces that need to be re-subbed. And I'm loving every second of it!

  26. I missed a week. Hurm. I did manage to sub a story last week, "Loaners" to Arcane. Will I catch up?

    Maybe. The last month has been rather "blah". Gotta fight the monster.

  27. A.S.: Some stories have a mind of their own, don't they?

    Donna: Sounds like your process is working; keep up the good work.

    Andrew: Aim for the stars, dude!

    Sparklecat: Nicely done; Hall of Fame updated.

    Aaron: You can doo eet!

  28. The move was this week so I was pretty short on writing time. Sent a twitter piece to Trapeze which was accepted and will be published July 16th. Also managed to write a flash story and get a short submission out just barely on Saturday night with an hour to spare. It's still very rough but I completed it and there will be time for revision later.

  29. Well done, sir; Hall of Fame updated.