Sunday, March 18, 2012

Write1Sub1 Week #11 Check-in

It's the end of W1S1 Week #11!

How's the week been for you? Have you managed to write your stories 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. Slow week. But there was progress made.

    (re)Written: Caught, Bourgeoisie

    Subbed: Caught to Goldfish Grimm's Spicy Fiction Sushi, Call-Center to IGMS

    Rejected: Call-Center (Asimov's)

    Accepted: NONE

    Published: Insomnia @ DSF (

  2. A nice leap with my novel and ~7K written, including the 'Aftermath' which feels like the beginning of the end of the first draft.
    Plus three wr/sub and the development of an idea into a short story, curently 1500 words.

  3. I've written a lot this week, but no new fiction. It's all been guest posts and interview answers for the blog tour I'm doing to promote my novel which comes out March 30th. Can I count that?

    I did manage to submit a few things I'd written previously so I didn't completely fail.

  4. Wrote 1
    Subbed 1 - and a first...I subbed something via snail mail. I've only subbed electronically before this. (What a pain!)
    Rejected - 1 from Strange Horizons
    Accepted - none

    Tuesday a story goes to DSF subscribers (the following Tues on the website) that I wrote last year (Guaranteed to Work).

    I did have a story purchased that I wrote this year - does that count for the Hall of Fame or not til it gets published?

    I also had a story come out in February 2012 - Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #53. (How the Moon Got Its Cousin)

  5. Hello, hello,

    Congratulations on your DSF story, AG.

    I've had three 2012 acceptances for me this week: Under the Juniper Tree, Writing for Charity Anthology and Stupefying Stories.

    Five reprint tweets, too. But they don't count for this year. shame. But good.

  6. Nice work! You guys are really keeping up. Pubs, too!

    I finally got my sub1 done this week. Still working on the write1. I'll get there. :)

  7. Looking forward to seeing Lee's story on Tuesday and wow, Debs, another great week!

    I wrote one *very* rough draft, so rough that I'm not sure it really counts as written. :(

    I progressed a longer story but I really wasn't very focused this week. Lots of work and distractions.

    I submitted four to try make up for it though :D

  8. Well I whiffed it this week. Congratulations to everyone who was successful!

    Despite writing two webserial episodes and diving back into the novel, I didn't manage to sub 1, and so broke my streak and my month. :S

    I'll hop back into the fray in April.
    Good luck everyone!

  9. Way to go, everybody!

    Written: 3K split between two projects; up from 2K last week, so that's progress

    Subbed: muchos resubs

    Accepted: nada -- but received a 2nd rewrite request from Ray Gun Revival on a Captain Quasar misadventure; fingers crossed on that one...

    Published: a reprint of my Week#2 story from last year, "Just Leave" @ MicroHorror

    Keep up the good work, y'all!

  10. I was traveling this entire week, so my productivity suffered. Will try to do a lot of writing tonight, but don't expect to finish the story I'm working on yet and will play catch-up next week.

    Sold "Putting It All Together" to The Nine volume 1 (due out in early April).

    "The Take" was sent out to DSF email subscribers on Monday and will go live on tonight.
    This is, of course, a paid (and SFWA-qualifying) sale.

  11. Wow, great news for so many folks!

    This was not a good writing week for me. My son was on break and my parents visited, and then I topped off everything with a three day migraine (still in progress today, but better).

    Written/submitted: Flash fic for a contest.

    Acceptances: Official confirmation that my story "Book Brain" will be in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Boost Your Brain Power! This was a W1S1 from last year. The book is out in May.

    Publication: I have a poem in the latest issue of OG's Speculative Fiction:

  12. Congrats to all of you who've had a successful week. I wrote a decent number of words, but haven't finished anything in two weeks. No acceptances, two rejections. Resubmitted both of those. Hoping March goes out like a lion, with a big literary roar.

  13. One story done, and a good start on a second. A slow week, but that's fine, that's fine.

  14. Plugging along...

    wrote: 3 flash
    subbed: 8
    rejected: 2
    rewrite request: 1
    published: 0

    Cheers to everyone on their success!

  15. Wrote some poems, Morning Pages, etc.

    No subs.

    Poem published on Poetry Breakfast, "White-Out":

  16. Hi all,

    Its been a tough couple weeks. I have been writing but not submitting as much as I would like. I did get a story out this week, but it is small, done just to get something out. I have been writing but I guess my issue is that I write longhand. Its the way my brain works best, it needs the slow deliberate process of words formed with paper. So Last week I wrote a new story, part of a longer series of retelling of folk tales, but the writing was tough and I didn't have th gumption to type it up. Does anyone else have this problem? Or is this just me. I haven't missed a week wriitng a piece, but I have now missed two weeks submitting. I hope to catch up and submit a couple this week. But hopefully this tiny thing I sent out will get me going again.

    W: And Then Foxy Loxy
    S And the Then Foxy Loxy (The Laughter Shack)

    Acceptance: Traffic Signs You Might Come Across (Smashed Cat Magazine)
    Rejections: None this week

  17. Congratulations to all who have written/subbed/pubbed this week.

    @Dave - I used to have problems subbing because I never felt a piece was "good enough". Two years ago I bit the bullet and started pushing babies out the door. That, and writing week after week, has made a huge difference.

    W1: "Bastard Todd" (flash)

    S1: flash to Eclectic Eel; flash to On The Premises; flash to Daily SF, flash to Goldfish Grimm's Spicy Fiction Sushi; flash to Atticus Books; 2 flashes to Barge Journal; 3 flashes to Pank, 3 flashes to bong is bard.

    Accept: The drought continues. 21 straight rejections, thus the increase in subs. I refuse to let rejection keep me from submitting.

    Published: "His Father's Nose", "Sacred in This Light", and "Saint Peter's Penis" at Connotation Press.

  18. Well done everyone!

    Dave: I feel your pain. I draft in longhand too. My brain lets me do things in rough if it has bad handwriting, ink blobs and crossings out, but if it's onscreen it has to be pretty :-)

    Written this week: 6 flash, 1 short

    Subbed: 1 short to Comets & Criminals, 1 flash to Word Riot

    Accepted: None

    Rejected: 1 short by Shimmer, 1 flash by The Monarch Review

    Pubbed: a non-qualifying 2011 flash at Untied Shoelaces of the Mind: 'An Object Lesson in Misanthropy'

  19. Was on vacation last week (yay New Orleans!) so completely whiffed it, but just finished writing a new story with the improbably title "Earnest, the Chicken-Headed Penis Boy" Now to find a market that will accept such a story title.

    No subs, but I got 3 rejections yesterday, so that means 3 re-subs for next week.

  20. @Aggy, progress is good! I've updated the $ paid with your link and look forward to reading the story!

    @Sandra, awesome word count!

    @Patsy, blog tours and promotional stuff are a lotta work. I cringe at how much, really.

    @Lee, it counts in the Hall of Fame when it's accepted! I'll try to get the links for your paying pieces, too.

  21. @Deborah, 3--congrats! Updating the HoF.

    @DM, there's still a week left. You can make it.

    @Sylvia, doesn't matter how rough the draft is, it's still a draft. WTG on the 4 subs, too.

    @Frances, hope you can get back into another streak.

    @Milo, rewrite requests from RGR are encouraging. Looking forward to more Captain Quasar!

  22. @Alex, congrats on both counts! Updating the HoF and $ pages.

    @Beth, congrats on the Chicken Soup publication! So many people submit to those--competition's tough. And grats on the poem!

    @Anne, here's to what you wished for. :)

    @David, slow weeks are good. They give us a break from the hectic ones.

    @Erin, good luck on the rewrite request. Sounds encouraging.

  23. @Anne, congrats on the poem pub!

    @Dave, I can't write longhand if I want to read it later. I'm just too acclimated to thinking and typing. You can catch up on the subs, and I personally think there's nothing wrong with writing something short just to sub it. I've done it, and I'm sure many other participants have. It's still working toward meeting a goal. Congrats on the acceptance!

    @Stephen, with all those subs, your rejection streak can't last much longer!

    @Michelle, good luck on those subs. I like both those zines. And WTG on the productivity.

    @A. Lin, I would read that story based on the title alone. Glad you enjoyed your vacation.