Sunday, May 29, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #21 Check In

The end of Week #21 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. Pretty good week here on the short fiction/poetry front :

    Written :
    Slieau Whallian (fantasy, short story)
    Rubies and Pearls (Twitter)

    Submitted :
    The Cat's Tale (SF, Flash)
    Rubies and Pearls (Twitter)

    Accepted :
    Many Happy Returns (Twitter) by One Forty Fiction
    Small Steps (Twitter) by One Forty Fiction
    Up In Smoke (Twitter) by One Forty Fiction
    First Contact (poem) by Microcosms
    Shadow Beings (poem) by Microcosms
    "At Night When He Sleeps" (poem) by Microcosms
    (Non-W1S1) Dan Quixote by Inkspill

    Published :
    Human Statue (Twitter) by One Forty Fiction

  2. Goodness Simon 'Pretty good' looks like a gross understatement!
    I had two previously-written pieces accepted, by Pigeon Bike ('Rook') and Language>Place Carnival #6 ('Curve of early learning'); one piece written to submit later to Carnival #7 ('Essence') and wrote 5000 words for 'Bridie 5' - slow this week since the heroine was stuck under a tree & I could get her out...

  3. Nicely done, Simon + Sandra.

    As for me, this week's W1S1: "Tomorrow's Dawn" to Clarkesworld + some tweet-tales and haiku.

    W1S1 Acceptances: 1 haiku to Three Line Poetry and 3 scifaiku to Microcosms (both paying markets, which is pretty darn cool).

    Keep up the great work, everybody!

  4. Alas, I am still a story behind and not likely to finish it and submit in time. But I'm still chugging along and catching up.

    I was checking out the list of publications Write 1 Sub 1 stories have been accepted by and I noticed one of mine isn't on there. I had a story accepted by Breathless Press back around Week #18 (my number 6 overall). And I already mentioned my second SNM Horror Mag acceptance in the Week #20 Check In post (which would be my number 7).

    I'm sure everyone here understands my obsession with these numbers, right? >bashful grin< Here's hoping we all add to them in leaps and bounds!

  5. Slowly trying to catch up, here.

    Got a fair amount written this week, but nothing finished and nothing subbed.

    No rejections yet either, but tomorrow is a new day. :)

  6. Wow! Congratulations, Simon, Sandra, & Milo on the acceptances!!! That's awesome! And to Sparklecat & A.G., way to hang in there!

    As for me, the late arrival, this is my first week trying the W1S1 challenge, and so far so good:

    - "Nightmare at Ground Level" (Horror/Humor, 2,300 words)

    - "Nightmare at Ground Level" to Kaleidotrope
    - (4) 50-word Stories ("A Trashy Story," "A Nightmare Realized," "Can't Get a Taxi," and "Discarded Emotions") to a 50-word Story contest at

    It may take a while before I get to add my name to the Wall of Fame with an acceptance, but at least I got the Writin' and Submittin' done for this week. >Small-Victory!<

  7. Still hanging in there for another week.

    W1: "The Watcher" (fantasy flash fiction)

    S1: "The Lives of the Poets" to Camera Obscura

  8. 3 subs this week, all old. I've got two very close to done, should have them out in about a week.

  9. This month I submitted a new Twitter Fiction tale "Personal Best" to One Forty Fiction, and it was accepted.

  10. Nothing written or subbed last week, but one of my previously accepted twitter stories was published by Trapeze on Saturday.

    Still aiming to get back to the weekly schedule in June :)

  11. @Simon - keep this up and you're going to need your own hall of fame.

    @Sandra - Nice work on all fronts.

    @Milo - Very nice. Even more compact that flash. I am envious.

    @Sparklecat - Very odd. I've updated these two now. My apologies.

    @A.G. - We're pulling for you. That's a good attitude you've got there.

    @Chris - You're off to a flying start. Way to go.

    @Andrew - That's the way a miler manages. One more step.

    @MattJ - Encouraging. Full steam ahead.

    @svanfow - Very nice. Shoot for a new personal best this week :-)

    @A.S. - Reminds me I need to check in at trapeze. Jessica does such a nice job there.

  12. As for myself, it was a fractured week. Lots of work pulling me in various directions.

    W1: "Cee Cee" (long flash)

    S1: Flash to Apex; Flash to Blink-Ink.

    Accepted: Nothing

    Published: Nothing

  13. Hello this is my first time participating in this and hoping to do 2 new stories, 2 subs each month as I can't commit to it each week. But I'm sure I'm gonna try like crazy to do it weekly.

    This week started out great
    Aeropex, Inc 2K
    Sequel to Aeropex 1.5K

    I just started The Witcher Forest clocking in at 1K

    Dirty Cheaters and Field Trip to Everyday fiction
    And 3 pieces to Onehundredforty

  14. Checking in a bit late, well very late-- just back from holiday. But put me down for another acceptance -- a poem to Enchanted Conversation.