Sunday, March 6, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #9 Check In

The end of Week #9 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.

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. "Satellite of Lust" - 1600 words.

    I enjoyed writing this monologue of a teleporting freedom fighter as he is interrogated by the Enemy.

  2. I wrote a microfiction to get something in - 100 words of horror in "The Live Actor". And I subbed a W1S1 story I wrote a few weeks ago, to Abyss & Apex.

    I have no idea what I'm writing for the next story. No. Idea.

  3. David: Very cool; where did you submit it?

    Guinevere: A blank canvas can be intimidating, but it gives you plenty of room to move around.

    As for my own W1S1 progress this week, I wrote and subbed "Soulless in His Sight" (4K) to Chiaroscuro; wasn't sure I'd be able to finish this one in time, but a flash of inspiration Friday saved me from utter failure.

    W1S1 Acceptances: two tweets, Trapeze and One Forty Fiction; one haiku, Scifaikuest.

    Plenty of rejections, but they're not worth reporting. Focussing on the positive: 9 new stories in 9 weeks!

  4. Long week for me. I've been getting ready to move halfway across the country. (Almost 1300 miles.) So with trying to get things organized, packed and find a place to live when I get there I've had little time for writing.

    I did however manage to churn out a draft of a 2500 word story on Friday and Saturday. Had a resubmission on Monday and I pulled out an old story and gave it a quick polish to get my new submission for the week on Saturday.

  5. I wrote a microfiction and submitted it to Cuento yesterday. I have to admit that this was purely to have something to write here. Which means, I guess, that the whole Wri1Sub1 thing is really working. I would have submitted nothing otherwise.

    No successes to report this week, just a couple of rejections, but hey, one of them was from Asimov's so I don't feel too bad!

  6. To Lightspeed Magazine first, then I'll roll down the queue from there as necessary.

  7. This week I wrote two stories, one which needs to be revised still before submission and the other one already sent on its way.
    This week has been an extremely strange one for me as a publisher, who had not accepted a story at first, approached me to know if it was still on offer. Since I had already placed it with somebody else in the meantime, there was a little song and dance for two days, where I tried to get approval of both editors on the publication. So that same story will be published twice in two different anthologies. Strange, but why not?

  8. I've written a three-part Thinking Ten piece based on the jury service which has kept me busy for the past 8 days (& which might be expandable) plus, only just, now a 12 line poem written in response to a Scribble Scatter challenge - 'Circled silence'- and 3800 words added to 'Bridie 5'
    Submitted 'Circled cloud' to Pygmy Giant (no response as yet)

  9. Finally finished my SF story Malware, which has grown into a 10Ker. I'll polish and submit it next week. Also wrote and submitted a couple of stories to PicFic, so I'm covered. Thank Bradbury for Twitter fiction!

    One acceptance to report : The Square on the Hypotenuse from week #4 was bought by PicFic for their "angle" edition.

  10. Awesome news, spacedlaw

  11. Congrats, spacedlaw, that's pretty cool!!

    I wrote 5 twitter fictions this week, and submitted 4. Yay for twitter fiction, or I would not be keeping up!

    Had one twitter fiction from week 8 accepted by Seedpod, to be published next week.

    Also had a few twitter fictions rejected.

    And my big exciting news is that my story "Pretending" from week 6 won the Flash Fiction Chronicles String-of-Ten Three contest, and will be published at Every Day Fiction in April!

  12. Finished a 500 word story: "A Game of Chess With the Gods Where We are the Pawns".

    Submitted stories to Barrelhouse and Space Squid.

    And, YAY!, had an older story ("Teller of Tales") accepted by Aoife's Kiss.

  13. Hey A.S. congrats again on your win! I'm looking forward to reading your story.

    For Light Ray - two stories in the draft stage and my story, "Evie," received an Honorable Mention in the String-of-10 THREE contest! (I'm not sure it counts as a "success" here at W1S1 since it's not being published - it's fine if it doesn't - I'm still happy! :))

    Congratulations to everyone on all the hard work and successes!

  14. Eric: That's a churning success!

    Dominic: That's what W1S1's here for.

    David: Very nice.

    Spacedlaw: Strange, yes; and AWESOME!

    Sandra: Some great progress there; nicely done.

    Simon: Well done, sir; added to our Hall of Fame.

    A.S.: Yahoo! Also added to our Hall of Fame.

    Andrew: Congrats!

  15. Madeline: An honorable mention is ALWAYS a success, but we reserve the W1S1 Hall of Fame for work that has been accepted for publication. So send that story out again posthaste!

  16. W1S1 acceptance this week: Pel's Crusade (one of my January stories) to Golden Visions Magazine.

    Wrote a 3000 word+ space opera but based on the feedback from my beta readers, it needs more work. Wrote and submitted a twitter piece to Nanoism, so I am covered for the week.

  17. Submitted a Twitter Fiction story to SEEDPOD and it will be published there Tuesday, March 8!

  18. I finished up a 4k rough draft yesterday, "The Blessed Hands of the Sainted Fool." Going to start editing today so I can post it for critique on OWW in a few days.

    On a semi-happy note, my February story received a very nice personalized rejection from a big name editor. I already sent the story out again.

  19. Alex: Yahoo! Added to the Hall of Fame

    Svan: Also added to the Hall of Fame; keep up the good work!

    Beth: Very cool.

  20. Congratulations to everyone, especially our winner and honorable mention. Great job!

    I wrote a 1,000-word flash this week and submitted one of my week 6 stories. I also revised a very old flash and submitted it for the first time, resubbed a rejected story a few times, and though I'm not counting poetry in my W1S1 statistics, I submitted five poems, three of them reprints, to two different markets.

  21. Nice buzz going on here as usual. My week in a nutshell:

    W1: "A Bird in the Hand" (an all dialogue flash); "Bones of the Founders" (flash)

    S1: Flash to Space Squid; Flash to Craniotomic; Flash to Bartleby Snopes; Flash to Sick of 'Em; Flash to Every Day Fiction; twitter to Escarp.

    Pub: Pre-W1S1 by trapeze

  22. Shelley & Steve: A very productive week for the both of you; good work.

  23. I wrote a few Twitter fiction pieces and subbed them to Trapeze. One of them was accepted. *yay*

    (I'm trying to catch up for having done nothing in January by doing weekly writes/subs through March. :/ )

  24. God...what did I write this week? Ummmm...flash fiction, right? I think so. I think I wrote something this week...I know I made my sub with "The North Lantern" to Candle in a Window (an Innsmouth Free Press anthology).

    Anyway, I made my second Write 1 / Sub 1 sale to Crossed Genres. "Down There" will appear in their Mystery issue. So that's pretty cool. ;)

  25. Whoop I actually got something (a 2,000 word short story) revised and sent off so that is good news. :O)

  26. A.G.: Nice; added to the Hall of Fame.

    Aaron: Well done, sir; added to the Hall of Fame.

    Madeleine: Very good news!

  27. Milo - no problem, the story is already out somewhere else.

    Oh, and you might want to head over to my blog for some interesting news... :)

  28. I'm behind right now. Just got back from vacation, where I wrote part of a new story, but haven't been able to submit anything. Hope to fix that this week.

    But at least I backed up all my story files to my new Hello Kitty flash drive! That's something.

  29. Hey everyone,

    I'm new to the challenge, here thanks to Deborah posting about it :)

    I wrote and submitted a story last friday.

  30. Today I subbed the short that I wrote last month, bringing my "score" to 2 written and 3 subbed.

  31. I got week 9's story done early for a change. Still haven't started on week 10. Running out of time to do that. Bah!

  32. Misa: Well done.

    Nicole: Deep breaths; still plenty of time before midnight Saturday.