Sunday, November 13, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #45 Check In

The end of Write1Sub1 2011 week #45 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like wine or has it been a week from hell? Here's your chance to tell everybody about it, whether you're a weekly or a monthly or a something-in-between W1S1 participant.

If you've managed to write a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops. If you've had something accepted or published, tell us so we can add you and the market to the Halls of Fame. But if stuff has interfered with your writing and every reply has been a rejection, 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. 'Whisky conversation' written and accepted by MudSpots, 'Jogged memory' written in February, accepted by Language>Place Carnival #12, and approximately 18K words written for NaNo (more written but some to be discarded)

  2. I finally have something to report! "Continuations" my sci fi flash was accepted this week for the March issue of Apollo's Lyre.

  3. Pretty good week here. Wrote and submitted 1 flash, 3 poems, 2 Twitter stories and 5 haiku.

    Accepted : Haunted by Electric Spec, 5 haiku by Scifaikuest, 1 Twitter by Trapeze and (non-W1S1) 1 flash reprint by Mirror Dance.

    Published : 15 haiku by Scifaikuest, 1 Twitter by Trapeze.

    The end of the year loometh. Write on, all!

  4. Good work everyone. Two for me, one from Mirror Dance and one for Postcard Short.

    Any news, Steve?

  5. Way to go, everybody!

    As for me, this week's W1S1: "Sins of the Father" to Daily Science Fiction

    Accepted: "Girl of Great Price" (Week#18) to Criminal Element -- my first sale with an advance!

    Write on everybody; we're getting awful close to the finish line...of Year 1. =]

  6. Been trying to focus on NaNoWriMo, to no avail. And no short stories written this week.

    Rejections: The Collections Agent (Clarkesworld), Love Like Dysphoria (Ideomancer)

    (RE)Submissions: The Collections Agent to Intergalactic Medicine Show, Love Like Dysphoria to Shimmer.

  7. My W1S1 for the month was a finalist in the Flash Fiction Chronicles Daylight Savings Contest, but was unpublished. I'm going to turn around and submit it elsewhere today.

    Also, I had a pre-W1S1 story awarded Honorable Mention in Writers of the Future quarter 4. Lots of close calls this week.

    Since the year is coming to an end, I've been wondering... will Write1Sub1 continue in 2012? I hope it will.

  8. Wow, Criminal Element? Tor? Fan-bloody-tastic, Milo.

  9. handwrote 3 stories this week. am going to have to master 1 handed typing if i want to get a new sub out. (fractured a bone in my left hand). in other news, the story that was shortlisted with asim has finally been released. it's beeen sent off to another market...

  10. W1: This is Fantasy, Damn it!--silly fantasy flash.

    S1: Usual in and out.

    No acceptances; no publications.

  11. Sandra - Nice work. HOFs updated.

    Charity - excellent. HOFs updated.

    Simon - Busy week. Way to go. HOFs updated.

    Deb - Nice work. HOFs updated. No word on best of net. 300 stories nominated, so I'm not holding my breath :-)

    Milo - Cool beans. That's a great place to publish. HOFs updated.

    Beth C - We're fellow-finalists in the first (say that three times fast) and you have to credit an Hon Mention in WOTF. Yes, we're gearing up for Write 1 Sub 1 2012.

    Dawn - You get the Persperistence Award for this week. Way to go.

    Shane - :-) Looking forward to next week's follow up.

  12. My week was somewhat less interesting.

    Write 1: "Fay" (flash), "His Father's Nose" (flash), "The Roast" (flash)

    Sub 1: Flash to Pressboard Shanty; Flash to Orion Headless; flash to Pank; flash to Defenestration.

    Accept: None

    Published: Commitment

  13. Well done, everyone!

    And hey, Beth and Steve - congrats! I saw your names up at FFC the other day. :)

    I managed to get one story written and subbed so I made my monthly goal. I'm a bit behind on my NaNo novel though. Hmm, maybe I should stop playing catch up on this season's "The Walking Dead" and do my own writing instead... (But don't anyone say anything - I'm still a few episodes behind!) :)

  14. I haven't checked in recently. I've been squeezed by other things and fallen out of the weekly routine, but am aiming for one a month for November and December.

    I've been reading a lot of W1S1 work out there lately though - way to go!!

  15. Thanks Madeline. I'm glad you made your W1S1 goal. Not a word about that other issue you mention. Shhh...

    A.S. - Nice to see you. The folks here have been getting a lot of good work out there, you betcha. Sending you energy for your November W1S1.

  16. Deborah: Apparently Criminal Element is part of Macmillan, not Tor/Forge Books, but it's a "sister site" of -- I don't really understand it, but I'm stoked anyway!