Sunday, February 12, 2012

Write1Sub1 Week #6 Check-In

It's the end of W1S1 Week #6!

How's the week been for you? Have you managed to follow your dreams or has real life 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 and submit a story/poem, let us know. If you've had something accepted or published, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame. But if your muse has gone AWOL and every reply has been a rejection, let us know that too so we can commiserate. We're all in this together.

As a new feature for 2012, remember to note your paid publications ($) for our Published Work$ page. While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories/markets that put food on a writer's table.

Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them ...


  1. Partly made up for last week's absence - 4K added to my novel, two short pieces written and subbed - one to MudSpots (A brown day's conversation') and one, by request, to A Microstory A Week ('In days of olde')

  2. Nice work, Sandra.

    As for me...

    Written: 5,000 words in Progeny (ongoing; planning to finish the first draft this month)

    Subbed: re-subs only this week

    Accepted: "While She Sleeps, Mountains Tremble" (from Week#29 last year) to Triangulation: Morning After

    Published: "Captain Quasar and the Popularity Contest on Goobalox Five" (from Week#40 last year) at Every Day Fiction ($)

    Write on, everybody!

  3. Written: 3,100-word story for a weekend contest

    Submitted: new flash fic

    Accepted: Nothing

  4. Congrats on your acceptance, Milo.

    W1: Red Light Special (flash, crime/noir)
    S1: Letti's Monsters (ss, horror, 2011 1st sub)

    Acceptances and Rejections: still awaiting feedback from many Jan. subs.

    PS - Don't forget Flash Fiction Chronicles is having their String of 10 Contest this next week. I think I'm going to give it a shot.

  5. Cool. Well done, everyone. And nice work, Milo. I like the title

    Two for me, this week. A poem accepted by Dark Horizons and a poem accepted by Spillway. Both 2012 this time

  6. Nice job everyone. Nice to see the sales Milo and Deb.

    W1: "The Definition of Selected Words Before and After Diagnosis" (flash)

    S1: flash to Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism, flash to Barge Journal, flash to Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, and flash to Bartleby Snopes.

    Accept: None

    Published: Glazed at Stanley the Whale.

  7. Well the writing took a bit of a back seat this week, added a couple thou to the novel and wrote a short visual novel script and produced the story in Novelty.

    Subbed: Braided to ASIM
    Anger Paintings to Soul Vomit
    Sector Seven to Synaptic Void

    Accepted: Sector Seven/Synaptic Void

    Published: Tattle-tat in Unfold

  8. Wrote another 3k or so on the SF Western novella. Did some heavy revisions and polishing to an older short story (In the Cool of the Day). Worked on the vampire short and the steampunk novel.

    Subbed: In the Cool of the Day

    Rejected/Accepted/Published: None this week

  9. Hi,

    Hope all are well. Got some writing done. Was able to write and submit my entry to the Flash Fiction Chronicle's string of 10 contest. I don't go for contests, but I like the challenge, I like the people who run it, and it was free. The most important thing for me, is if it is rejected, I can resend it somewhere else. I wrote a sub for a weird anthology and spent some time on it, I got rejected which was fine but due to the nature of the anthology, I will never be able to send it out anywhere else. Live and learn.

    W: In the Pickeling Fields
    S: In the Pickeling Fields

    Acceptances: None
    Rejections: None

  10. I'm in the middle of writing a story at the moment and haven't submitted anything yet this month, but I have my first acceptance of the year to report! One of last month's stories got accepted by Breathless Press for their "Ravaged" anthology, and it pays royalties. Yay!

  11. Sandra - impressive week. Best of luck.

    Milo - Enjoyed that EDF story! Congrats on the Triangulation acceptance.

    Beth - Excellent, best of luck with those.

    Erin - Thanks for the tip. Best of luck with those submissions.

    Deborah - Fantastic! I'll update the HOF.

  12. Stephen - Great to see you're still producing so much flash fiction. Don't know how you do it. Congrats on that publication.

    Frances - Sounds like a pretty full week to me. Congrats on the successes, I'll update the HOF.

    A. G. - Sounds like a really productive week. Great stuff.

    Dave - Live and learn indeed. I've done that myself! But nothing is ever wasted, even if all you got was the experience of having written it.

    Sparklecat - Fantastic news! Many congrats.

  13. Wrote a flash story "Vigil" but not satisfied with it enough to submit anywhere yet. Will let it stew.

    Revised and submitted "Ravages of Time" to Nature. (900 words)

    Did major revisions on "Price of Allegiance" and will finish/submit it in coming weeks. (3300 words)

    Almost done with my next week's story, "The Tinker Bell Problem" (2200 words).

    Overall, lots of good writing/editing performed this week.

    No acceptances and publications but a metric TON of rejections. I've had one or more rejections every day, for the last 8 days! The good news is that each of those stories has already been sent elsewhere.

  14. Wrote: Home

    Subbed: Unprepared and Once in a Black Moon

    I did it! Thought I might not be able to get it this week but, yay for me! (And for my fantastic hubby who watched the kids!)

  15. Still on track, with two stories finished this week. Although I wrote them on the weekend. I want to try to write them earlier in the week, instead of cramming at the buzzer.

  16. A quiet week for me.

    W: Started on "Larry the Alien" (working title)

    S: Submitted "An Unsuitable Job for a Human" for the first time.

  17. Wrote a short story, but not happy with it, more truth than fiction.

    Subbed four poems: What the Fuck?, Screwdrivers, Like a Stone, and The Blues to Poetry Magazine, via snail mail for the hell of it. Those poems are from 2004.

  18. Also, I got notice that I'll be in the next Restoration Earth Journal, no specifics. It was a Facebook acceptance. Poems and photos pre-2012. So not sure which ones. Will update when I know.

  19. Alex - Sounds like a great week apart from all those rejections.

    Celesta - Congrats! To you and your husband!

    David - Best of luck with those.

    Michael - Best of luck with that sub.

    Anne - Great week, then!

  20. Milo - read the story and it made me laugh :)

    Did the bare minimum this week, wrote 1, subbed 1.
    Didn't meet my goal of adding 15k edits to my novel - in fact, added nothing (where did the week go?)

    No acceptances or rejections - first week of the year without a rejection. It feels weird.

  21. Well done everyone!

    A good week for me:

    Written new - 6 flash, 2 shorts

    Subs - 2 drabbles, 5 flash (inc 1 resub), 1 short

    Acceptances - 1 flash from Linguistic Erosion

    Rejections - 2 flash from Revolution House and Camroc Press Review

    Publications - 1 short (a sale, but from 2011) in Escape Collective Publishing's anthology 'Orbital Hearts'

  22. Another completely unproductive week for me in regard to new projects. This is why I'm happy I set a monthly goal LOL

    Congrats to everyone who had a productive week, especially those of you who made sales :)

  23. Subbed two but didn't write. I have a stack of unfinished drafts so I really need to focus on them.

    Three rejects which has not improved my mood.

  24. A. Lin - Ah, yes, time flies doesn't it? Hope next week is better.

    Michelle - Great week! Congrats.

    Thanks, Rhonda. Monthly is good!

    Sylvia - A familiar story to us all. Hopefully next week is better.

  25. This week's W1: Propaganda -- Fantasy / Magic Realism short.

    S1: Nothing; above story hopefully out in the next day or two, and no rejections this week to send back out.

    Accepted: none;

    Published: Nothing new as such, but "Authority" which is in issue two of Comets and Criminals (already reported) went up for free web reading:

    Congrats on week 6, everyone.

  26. I've been so busy (not exclusively with writing unfortunately) that I forgot to check in.

    I have met my targets though. Congratulations to everyone who has done the same and/or had work accepted.

  27. I have been meaning to jump in and haven't yet, and now it is midweek of week #6. I have written a flash story every week since the start of the year, and wrote two a week for four of those weeks. I wrote a 2,000 word story this past weekend.

    I've subbed 8 stories (2 new, 6 from last year), sold one, four rejected and three still out.

    Hope to stay present for the rest of the time - it's nice to have this challenge!

  28. ack, can't add. 3 of those 8 submissions were made at the end of December, rejected in Jan.
    So 2012: Subbed 5, rejects 1, accepts 1, pending 3.

  29. Two more stories accepted (that's six since December). These last ones (DEMOLITION and DAVID AND GOLIATH) have been taken by

    Meanwhile,, my flash fiction zine, has published a new story by Susan Sink.