Sunday, December 4, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #48 Weigh-in

(Check it out: We now have our own official URL:

The end of W1S1 2011 Week 48 is already upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words been hotter than Fahrenheit 451, or has The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms gotten in the way?

Here's your chance to tell everybody about it, whether you're a weekly or monthly(or anything in between) W1S1 participant.

If you've managed to write a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops. Yahoo! If you've had something accepted or published, tell us so we can add you and the market to the Write1Sub1 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.

**And be sure to post the new W1S1 RELOADED graphic on your blog, Facebook, Google+, etc. to start spreading the word: We're going full-steam ahead into 2012!


  1. Like the background image! And the URL.

    This week for me: "A Decade Later"--Sci-Fi flash.

    No acceptances; no publications.

    Have a good week, all.

  2. Very snazzy. I'm loving it.

    Two acceptance for me this week, one for a poem to Dreams & Nightmares. And one to the Dark Stars anthology.

    A good week.

  3. Shane: Keep on keepin' on. You have a good week yourself.

    Deborah: Way to go! Halls of Fame updated.

    As for me, this week's W1S1: "Imaginary Friends" to Trembles.

    Pseudopod informed me yesterday that my Week#22 tale has passed the first round of readings; so hopefully I'll have some good news to share soon.

    Write on, everybody!

  4. Wrote (most of) a 10K story called The Zombies of Death in my Genehunter universe. Also 3 Twitters and 2 haiku. Submitted the Twitters and the haiku.

    3 acceptances : 1 haiku to Scifaikuset and 2 Twitters to Seedpod.

    Good week on the pubbing front : 9 in total, of which 7 were W1S1. 6 Twitters and short story Her Pale Smile in Electric Spec.

  5. Simon: That's definitely worth a YAHOO! Halls of Fame updated, partner.

  6. Congratulations all! Simon, that's a very nice story at Electric Spec.

    My own week was

    W1: "The Smoldering" (flash)

    S1: 2 short stories to Vehicle; 2 micros to Drabblecast; flash to THIS magazine; flash to The Legendary; flash to Dr. Hurley's Snake-Oil Cure; flash to Menacing Hedge; flash to The Toucan; flash to Jersey Devil Press. story collection to Rose Metal Press contest

    Accept: None

    Published: None

  7. Steve: And this is why we call you the FLASH MASTER. Story collection, eh? I'm intrigued.

  8. Hi Milo,

    I've decided to W1S1 for 2012! I'm going to try one a week, but a little nervous, as I still am novel writing, but I'm up for the challenge.

    Thanks for the nudge.

  9. Have only written this week - no subs - total of 11,000 words added to my NaNo novel, but it'll be much slower going from now on.

  10. Congratulations on the new domain name! I'm looking forward to 2012.

    Written: rough story completed at 3,100 words; won't send it out till later in the month.

    Accepted: My October W1S1 "Safe Places," to Eschatology Journal.

  11. Erin: Awesome! Great to have you on board. Remember, flash and microfiction always count -- and poetry, too.

    Sandra: 11K is nothing to sneeze at, so I won't. Well done!

    Beth: Congratulations! Halls of Fame updated.

  12. Let's see. This week I failed NaNo. But I got 16k written that wouldn't have happened otherwise, so that was still a plus.

    Written: Happy After All

    Subbed: Love Like Dysphoria (Daily Science Fiction, Bourgeoisie (Barge Journal), Transfiguration (Cuento Magazine)

    Rejections: Transfiguration (Trapeze Magazine), Love Like Dysphoria (Shimmer)

    Acceptances: Transfiguration at Cuento Magazine (Coming Tuesday, December 6)

  13. I sent in a short story to Analog magazine but haven't heard back from them. I love the Matrix background.

  14. I completed Nanowrimo, and my novel is almost done. I sent out one of my previous Write1sub1 stories that had not been submitted anywhere. Am now looking for my next story idea.

  15. AG: 16K that you wouldn't have had otherwise -- that's the spirit. AND Halls of Fame updated!

    Michael: Analog? Brave soul. I sent them a resub this week; we'll see what happens. Glad you like the new look. WRITE1SUB1 RELOADED.

    Sparklecat: Good luck on the hunt, and congratulations on "winning" NaNo this year!

  16. Also, I think that a few of the Twitter fic must have gotten counted twice (when I reported the acceptance and then again when I reported the publication) because Duotrope says I only have 13 W1S1 acceptances.

  17. As much as it pains me to do so, I'll adjust your count accordingly. (My first response: Duotrope? Bah!)

  18. Wrote: Reworked "A Thousand Cuts" as per a rewrite request from One Buck Horror. Sent in the new version.

    Sold: "The Getaway" (a W1S1 flash) to Earthbound Fiction

    Published: Nothing this week, most of my recently sold stuff is forthcoming in Q1 2012.

    Nice new site, theme. Also, Simon, could you link my W1S1 results to my site? (

  19. Nice work, Alex! Halls of Fame updated -- along with your blog.

  20. it;s been crazy but i'm still here. didn' make my Nov requirement, but at this point healing is more important. i'm working on the novel instead, since i can do that with pen and paper.

    i am signing up for next year, hoping for more consistent succcess.

    kudos to everyone on their accomplishments thgs week.

  21. Hope you're back to 100% asap, and it'll be great to have you along for the ride next year.

  22. Hi everyone!

    Congratulations to all the writing and acceptances. And congrats on the updated website; nice!

    My week:

    Write: “The Dance Class” (flash); “Breaking & Entering” (flash)

    Sub: “Falling Star” (flash) to Noir Nation

  23. You know, I was thinking about considering attempting a short story per week in 2012 and now that I've found your blog again, I'm actually considering it! :)

    My NaNo goal was to write a short story and I just didn't get it done. The story's probably a third complete. I have a lot of stories that have stagnated at that point, lol. So 2012 could see a few months of completed works if I'd just...complete them.

    Looks like you have a great community here. Thanks for letting me lurk a bit.

  24. Francelia: Good stuff indeed; Noir Nation looks very cool -- I might need to send them something.

    Lyn: Climb aboard the Write1Sub1 train; we're going full-steam ahead into 2012!

  25. I wrote and submitted another 3 twitfics to trapeze. Hope to hear back on those soon.

    I'm still working a couple shorts that I hope to have finished by the end of the month.

    Congrats to everyone on their successes so far!

  26. Way to go, Stephanie -- and thanks for setting up our Google+ page.

    Check it out, y'all!

  27. Okay, I've "joined" the fun - the W1S1 banner is up at Bloggin' Outloud. Looking forward to the challenge. - Lyn

  28. Yahoo! Great to have you on board, Lyn.