Sunday, April 15, 2012

Week #15 Weigh-in

The end of Week 15 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed Quicker than the Eye, or has A Sound of Thunder 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 from this year, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall 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.

Also, remember to note your paid publications ($) for our Published Work$ page -- stories published from W1S1 2011 or 2012, and don't forget to post the link! While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put peanut butter on a writer's toast.

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

39 comments:

  1. 2 x wr/subs and 6000 words to 'Susannah Elphinstone' plus I've been illustrating and designing covers (procrastination? moi??

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    1. Hey, designing covers is heaps of fun! And 6K is nowhere close to procrastination.

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  2. I wrote and submitted a new story so the week was a win. :)

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  3. Wrote first/second drafts of two new stories this week. Both are going to go through a third draft before going out the door after getting critique partner input.

    Did a final draft of a story initially written last week and got it subbed out.

    No acceptances, several rejections. Ob la di, ob la da...

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    1. Life goes on, write? Of course write.

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  4. Now with correct story details :)

    Wrote one and subbed one, so as Folly says, that's a win!

    Also had one acceptance ('Free to Loving Home' for the Chuffed Buff Books anthology 'You, Me & A Bit of We') and four rejections.

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    1. Great! Was the accepted story written this year?

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    2. Finally found the right spreadsheet! (I do love my stats, maybe a little too much, heh)

      The accepted story was from 2011, so it won't count, except in my heart :)

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    3. I'd be lost without my spreadsheets!

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  5. Getting in while I'm ahead.

    W1: flash
    S1: two newbies
    Acceptances: 1, "7 Seconds," to All Due Respect
    No rejections
    No publications

    Congrats, Sandra, Folly, & Michelle.
    Good luck everyone!

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    1. Nice! Was the accepted story written this year?

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    2. Yes, the story was written this year. Also, I don't know if I noted it, but I did get one sale ($) last week with my first story written this year, "The Poison of Its Filamentous Lariats," to B&S Quarterly.
      Thanks!

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    3. Hall of Fame updated! Mr. Ramey updates the Published Work$ page when links are available.

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    4. And when he's not being a space case. I'll be updating links this week.

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  6. As for me:

    Up to the halfway point in my current novel WiP; 35K and counting.

    No acceptances or publications, but that's sure to change in the next week or so.

    Four rejections in my inbox this morning, but hey, they're going to morph into four brand spankin' new submissions.

    Write on, everybody!

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  7. Slow this week. Wrote just over 1.5k on a new magical realism short. Plus another 300 on a steampunk story. Had two significant rejections this week, but I have (just now) sent them back out.

    S/A/P: NONE
    R: Mother (Tin House) and Call-Center (Strange Horizons)

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    1. Actually, I realized it was a three rejection week. Also got a "not for us, thanks" from Camroc Press Review for "Bourgeoisie".

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    2. Keep on keepin' on, and soon you'll break on through to the other side.

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  8. I've had everything hit in a flood as far as publications and rejections/acceptances.

    Written: one new story, currently being critiqued; still continuing with Poem a Day challenge for the month.

    Submitted: Nothing new.

    Publication: This one adds a $ to the sidebar! My story "213 Myrtle Street" is up at Flash Fiction Online. (This is the news I've been sitting on for two weeks as I waited for the contract!)

    A non-W1S1 publication is my story "Red Dust and Dancing Horses" in Stupefying Stories.

    Acceptances: My second $ for the week! I also sold a story to Eschatology Journal to be published in June.

    This morning I had a non-W1S1 acceptance for a poem to Bete Noire.

    Rejections: Three so far today, after nothing all week! Yeesh.

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    1. Holy cow -- way to go! Were the two accepted stories written this year?

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    2. The two I labeled with $ were from this year, yes. If it's from last year (or older), I call in non-W1S1 so it won't count in the current tally.

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    3. Coolness; Hall of Fame updated!

      **For the purpose of clarity, we count any paid publications from W1S1 2011 or W1S1 2012 on our Published Work$ page (links required), but the Hall of Fame (sidebar) is reserved for 2012 acceptances in any form.

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    4. I'll try and be clearer about it in the future. Yeesh, I had an acceptance drought up till now... Thanks, Milo!

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  9. Wow, lots of good news and productivity this week, congrats all!
    I wrote one, subbed 2 (yeah!), one of which is a reprint - first time for me.
    One rejection, no acceptances.
    No pubs.
    But I feel like I'm starting to plow through my stash of non-subbed and/or non finished stories. Wahoo!

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    1. Let's hear it for the reprint--and the plowing! Very cool.

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  10. I have something for the published work$--actually two if we're counting a sale from last year.

    The Storm @ Eschatology on 4/11/2012: http://eschatologyjournal.org/2012/04/11/the-storm-by-siobhan-gallagher/

    Death by Anything in Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction on 4/4/2012: http://www.amazon.com/Uncle-Bathroom-Reader-Presents-Fiction/dp/160710427X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333485364&sr=8-1

    And I don't think my Lovecraft eZine has been counted toward acceptances this year. I've had two so far.

    As for an update: Nothing this week except rejections. Oh, and I finally heard back on a query for one story--and they asked me to wait a little longer, lol.

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    1. Sales from last year count for Published Work$, mos def. Way to go! I shall amend the Hall of Fame for thee.

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  11. No new stories from me this week but I did rewrite two and submit them to the Writing Magazine 750 Word Short Story Competition.

    Had an unexpected trip to Adelaide (from Melbourne - just short of 800kms and around nine hours on the road - one way) and back again a couple of days later, so not a lot of opportunity to write.

    Congratulations to everybody whose work has been accepted this week.

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    1. Progress, nevertheless. Sometimes while I'm stuck in traffic, I'll dictate story ideas into a digital recorder -- that's one way to make drive time writing time.

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  12. My transition to America is almost complete, and I fought through jet-lag to write one-half of a story. FAILURE! Lame!

    Oh well. I'll be back in the zone for next week.

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    1. Well, that's 1/2 you wouldn't have had otherwise. Welcome back to the Motherland!

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  13. A productive week:

    Polished and submitted "Things We Leave Behind" (2600 words) to F&SF.

    Acceptances:

    Last week's story "Seven Conversations in Locked Rooms" to The Memory Eater Anthology. I don't know if this counts as $ sale since they're royalty paying -- but it's definitely a 2012 acceptance.

    "In Service of a Greater Cause" and "The Skeptic" will both be produced by the Smoke & Mirrors podcast.

    Published:

    "A Brief Respite from Eternity" in Stupefying Stories 1.5

    I have 2 (and possibly 3, depending on their schedule) stories coming out this week from Buzzy Magazine, EDF and (possibly) Nine -- so lots of things to look forward to.

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    1. You are seriously on fire, dude -- Hall of Fame updated!

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  14. Congratulations everyone. Alex, you're a tough act to follow :-) Keep up the great work. I'm hoping that I can finally get back to normal production in the coming week. As for last week.

    W1: "The Veil Between" (flash)

    S1: flash to Space Squid; Flash to Smokelong Quarterly

    Accept: "The Valley of Doom" by Eschatology ($); "Jesus Licked" by Orion Headless. The first is 2011, but the second is HOF worthy (Feb 2012).

    Published: Nada

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    1. Hall of Fame updated -- you're on the board, sir!

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  15. It's been a rough few months... I did submit one this month, and I'm in the process of writing one as well. :) So, getting there.

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    1. Keep on keepin' on. Every word written is progress in the right direction.

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