Sunday, May 1, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #17 Check In

The end of Week #17 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. Whoops! What with posting a daily poem for Jo Prescott, photos for Pigeon Bike and it being a short week I completely forgot I hadn't actually submitted any writing anywhere ...
    So all I can claim is having written ~6000 words for Bridie 5 - just under 80k words in total so far...

  2. @Sandra That's ALL you can claim? I got tired just reading it. I'd say you're fulfilling the spirit of the challenge even if you forgot to cross one "t". Cross this week's "t" twice?

  3. For my part, I pushed myself to do more subbing this week than I have been, and it was good.

    W1: "Deeds Done Done" (flash); "Coffee" (flash)

    S1: Flash to Journal of Compressed Creative Arts (anyone else think that title is ironic?); 3 flashes to Boston Literary Magazine; short story to Beneath Ceaseless Skies; 3 flashes to Berg Gasse 19.

    Accept: none

    Pubs: none

  4. Sandra,

    That's a ton of writing : well done.


    And that's a ton of submitting! Great stuff.

  5. Still madly editing a novel here but I'm managing to keep up :

    Written :
    The Flamingo Dancer, On the Edge and Cycles (Twitter)
    The Still Heat of Day and Dusk Gathers Shadows (Haiku)

    Submitted :
    Fantasy flash story CryptQuest.

    Accepted :
    Fantasy short story The Standing Stones of Erelong by Daily Science Fiction.
    Twitter story Pounce (renamed Empathetic) by PicFic.
    (Non-W1S1) Flash story Metal Recycling Here by Diagonal Proof.

    Published :
    Electrolarynx by PicFic.

  6. Slacking again? Me?

    I did finish my "war" story: "Night of the Blood Moths" (3,400 words).

    Submitted: "The Thing About Ray's Smile" (flash) to Clapboard House.

    Accepted: "The Thing About a Haunting" (flash) by Every Day Fiction

    What's with all these things?

    I had a lovely rewrite request, too, and have put my proverbial writing nose to that grindstone. More soon. ;)

  7. Congratulations, Simon and good luck with the re-wrire, Aaron. Two acceptances for me, one from Eschatology and one from Odyssey.

  8. I resubbed a previous Write 1 Sub 1 story, and I'm still trying to finish this week's horror story. Hope to be done by this evening.

    The horror story that had been accepted by SNM Horror Mag got posted today when the May Issue came out. And I got second place and a spot in their anthology! I'm going to get tired from all my happy dancing.

  9. Well-earned congrats to one and all; great work!

    My Week #17 W1S1: "Identity Theft" to Shroud + some Twitter fiction & haiku. Other than that, muchos rejections. Bah.

    Onward and upward, y'alls.

  10. @Simon - Nice. Daily SF is a great market. PicFic and Diagonal Proof are nothing to sneeze at either.

    @Aaron - Excellent news (for a slacker :-))

    @Deborah - Very nice. Kudos!

    @Sparklecat - We're rooting for you to make it.Congrats on the publication and antho (yay!)

    @Milo - They come in flocks don't they? Let's hope the next flock is good news for you. You deserve more of that.

  11. I managed another week of staying in the program. This week I finished a short short ("This Is The Thing") and submitted it to The First Line.

    Otherwise, writing poems and working on a novel.

  12. Had an honest to goodness W1S1 win last week, 900-word story, written, polished and submitted! (Plus did my W1 for this week already!)

  13. Started a story draft - didn't finish, but outlined the rest. No W1S1 subs this week, but I did sub a poem, and make progress on the final scenes of a novel.

  14. Managed to get a longer piece (about 6000 words) that I started last week finished by Tuesday night. Then I worked on a shorter piece that ended up about 1500 words that I finished Saturday. Got a submission out on Saturday and had an acceptance from a piece I sent out to Nanoism way back on week two.

  15. @Andrew - Good for you, and good luck.

    @Nicole - That's the spirit.

    @A.S. - Smells like team spirit to me.

    @Eric - Very good. I respect Nanoism, mainly because he won't publish me ;-)

  16. Another round up? Or have I gone confused about the one on 30th April?

  17. Aah. I failed again in week 17. I think I need to find a suitable punishment or carrot!

    Ellie Garratt

  18. It's always so encouraging to see the progress everyone's making week to week, even when I forgot to check until so late in the week that I don't bother to post!

    I wrote a <150 word flash this week, but added a few thousand words on the story started last week that has grown into a novella. I'm pleased with that. I also submitted my week 9 story for the first time.

    I've had 5 more acceptances since I last checked in, bringing the total this year to twelve. Six of those are now W1S1 stories, up from the 4 already listed on the right.

    The two that need to be added are my week 1 story accepted by Nanoism, which I apparently forgot to mention early in April ( and my week 7 story accepted by Luna Station Quarterly (

    I have decided to modify my W1S1 participation a little. I still plan to do 1 story/1 sub per week, but that will have to be the average per month, with some weeks possibly having nothing and some having double or triple. The next couple of months are going to be insanely busy. If I don't do it that way, I'll have to go down to one or two a month, and I'm enjoying the challenge of doing more far too much for that! This will make it workable for me and keep me from having to bow out.

  19. @spacedlaw - the first was a monthly check-in; this is for the week.

    @Ellie - I recommend a carrot. You can always flog yourself with it later if need be.

    @Shellie - nice work. I've updated the halls of fame.