Sunday, May 27, 2012

Week 21 Weigh-in


 

The end of Week 21 is here!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like Dandelion Wine, or has Something Wicked 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 either 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 coffee in a writer's favorite mug.

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

53 comments:

  1. I had a 2012 acceptance for a poem from Jabberwocky. And a reprint (not 2012) for a Circus Anthology.

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  2. Written: Alien Army, Wormhole Opening, Orbit Decaying (SF, poems) and Trick or Treat (flash)

    Submitted: All of the above!

    Accepted: Luminous Beings (poem, 2011, $) by Abyss and Apex

    Published (probably May 31st): Ghosts of American Astronauts (flash, 2012) in the 100RPM anthology

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    1. Very nice, Simon. Be sure to drop a link when the Abyss piece comes out.

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  3. Still working on novel revisions. Trying to get this round wrapped up by the end of the month; I have written about 5,000 new words, though.

    I've also been barraged by rejection the past two days. Bleh.

    Written: new novel subplot stuff

    Submitted: nothing; gotta send some stuff out again by the end of the month.

    Accepted: not a story acceptance, but I registered for the Cascade Writers Workshop for the end of July.

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    1. I forgot to add that I did have two publications this week: The Alchemy of Salad at Every Day Poets ($). This is a W1S1 poem from earlier this year.

      Chicken Soup for the Soul: Boost Your Brain Power! was released on Tuesday, and includes my W1S1 story from last year, "Book Brain." ($)

      I was also interviewed by the editors of the Trust & Treachery Anthology.

      There. I think my brain is screwed on straight now.

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    2. You've been busy, easy to forget things. :)

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    3. Way to go, Beth. Published Work$ updated. Nice interview (Cooookie!)

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  4. Written: A Minor Footnote (flash, mainstream)
    Subbed: The Author of Your Own Misfortune (flash, SF) to EDF

    No new acceptances, rejections or pubs this week.

    Congrats to everyone who met their goals!

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  5. Yay! At last I make it into the hall of fame - and with three stories all at once $$$. Take a Break have bought In the Eye of the Beholder and My Weekly have bought Feel the Burn and True Romance. These are print magazines so I won't be able to post links.

    Just scaped in my 21 new stories written this year - have made more subs though.

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    1. Beautiful, Patsy. HOF updated. Drop a link if there's a sales link (amazon or other) for the magazines when your piece is printed.

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  6. Way to go, everybody!

    Written: Up to 65K in my novel WiP

    This month's W1S1: "The Last Laugh" (a Coyote Cal weird western) to The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes

    Accepted/Rejected: Eerily silent...

    Published: A pre-W1S1 tale that survived 2 years of rejection is in the latest issue of Kzine . Never give up on your stories!

    Write on.

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    1. + This one slipped in under the radar...

      Published: My Week#52 story from last year, "From Scheol My Soulfire Burns" in Silver Blade ($)

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    2. That's inspiring!

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    3. Nice, Milo. Published Work$ updated. It's also nice to see persperistence in action, once again. You inspire us.

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  7. This month I have written a short story (hope to have interesting news next month) and have had submitted one which has been accepted $. My continued efforts are as a result of this challenge so thanks everyone and congratulations to everyone who has successfully made their targets.

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    1. Very nice. Be sure to drop a link when the piece is available and I'll update the Published Work$ page. For now, I've added you to the HOF.

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  8. I'm good to go, albeit a rather short story added to the heap. I'm focusing on finishing a book this month, but I'll still spend time to get those stories out week by week. They demand to see the world.

    http://www.h2nhepub.com/

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    1. Yes, they do. Keep us updated, David.

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  9. W1S1 - A Kiss and A Candle to DSF; Life's Desire to Postcard Press - Monthly goal met

    Subbed - 3 old Twitter pieces

    ReSubbed - The Blue Plate to Abyss and Apex

    Accepted - The Grocery List at Cuento (pub date 6/1)

    Organized - moved all flash and shorts to new computer, realized how many just needed final tweaks before subbing, began getting things out the door!

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    1. Good production, Sam. I've updated the HOF. I love it when I get a chance to tweak old pieces.

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  10. W1 - An unusually disorganized week for me. Bits and pieces of three stories worked on, but nothing finished.

    S1 - I still don't think I've subbed anything for the first time yet this month. I've got one thing that's basically ready; I just need to make the time to take one last pass through it.

    Acceptances - None this week

    Rejections - Plenty

    Publication$ - http://www.castofwonders.org/2012/05/25/ep-40-the-morandini-genie-by-michael-haynes/ ("The Morandini Genie" podcast at Cast of Wonders)

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    1. Congrats Michael!
      I had plenty of rejections this week too.

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    2. Thanks Michael. Time flies when you're trying to keep up with subs. Nice publication. I'm listening as I type :-) Published Work$ updated.

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    3. Thanks, Steve. I hope you enjoyed it. I was VERY happy with the podcast presentation.

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  11. I'm on track for the month. I submitted a piece and had one acceptance for the July issue of Short, Fast, and Deadly. It's a 2012 story, no pay.

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  12. May has seemed like a slow month, but there’s progress. “No More War, They Said” has continued to go out and bounce back. Have been waiting months for Glimmer Train and On the Premises to get back to me on two other stories. A thoughtful review of a friend’s book was posted to several sites and appeared in the Asbury Park Press May 26. “Test of English as a Foreign Language” was published by Rose and Thorn Journal (http://www.roseandthornjournal.com/Spring_2012_Prose_1.html). “The Coral in Belize Is Dying” was accepted by Bewildering Stories and is way back in the lineup. Both “Blood and Bones” and “Under the Worm Moon were accepted by The Corner Club Press for Issue 7 (my 6th and 7th acceptances there) and should be posted any day. And, “Movin to the Moon” will be up at The Newer York in the coming week or so. Maybe not such a poor month, but I need to do better.

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    1. I should do so well. Nice, Walt. HOF updated.

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  13. Wrote and submitted a story that's been floating around for a while to Apex Magazine. Got a disappointing rejection all the way from week 5, but thought up a fun idea for this week's project. Gotta go get to work on it now!

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    1. Good luck, Devin.

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    2. Steady wins the day, Devin. Keep us posted.

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  14. Wrote 1, Subbed 2
    Rejects - three
    Accepts - none
    Some progress on novel outlining but have yet to pound out any actual story words yet.

    Congratulations to all for sticking to it!

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    1. You can't prove dedication until you've continued on despite rejections. Well, that's what I keep telling myself.

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    2. Keep pushing, Lee. You'll get there.

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  15. I revised two stories and submitted one of them. I also submitted an application to go to Iceland for a month (in *November*) and write. That must be worth extra points.

    I also wrote a quick piece of Twitter-inspired fiction which got me in the mood to write more things new. All in all, a good week. :)

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    1. Good luck with Iceland. That will be so cool (cold?). Here's to the coming week. May it be good too.

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  16. Congrats everyone. My total word count was pretty sad for the week, but I did write one short flash, and polished up a couple of others.

    Rejections: 6!

    Acceptances: 1 - Week 4- Patchouli, More Than A Fragrance to Every Day Fiction ($), but is being renamed to Lavender, More Than A Fragrance.

    Submissions: 3

    Publications: 0

    Good luck to all-

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    1. Sixes badges of courage. Nice acceptance. HOF updated. Be sure to post the link when it goes live.

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  17. 12/21! BUT I CAN STILL CATCH UP.

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    1. Ah, sweet optimism. Yes, you can.

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  18. I hope everyone in the states had a great Memorial Day. That's why I'm late checking in (cookout at my lovely daughter's house). It's great to see so much progress reported.

    As for myself:

    W1: "Smile" (flash)

    S1: flash to Thrice, flash to Scintilla, flash to Polluto, flash to Literary Orphans, 2 flashes to Camroc Press Review, 4 flashes to scissors and spackle.

    Accept: "The Lecturer" by Spilling Ink Review.

    Published: "Pathways" at Pure Slush.

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  19. Crazy week for me. I got a bit of writing done, but most of the excitement stems from attending the launch party for the first-ever physical, printed book that I'm in. I got to sign copies of 'Galactic Creatures' at BaltiCon, do a live reading, meet editors and other authors and generally have an amazing time.

    A bunch of us on Twitter challenged each other to write one-sentence short stories. So I wrote and published one today on my blog. It also has links to many of the others' entries if you're curious:
    http://alexshvartsman.com/2012/05/28/one-sentence-stories/

    This Friday I have a story coming out at Kasma SF, so look out for it.

    Otherwise, no new acceptances and only one or two rejections this week. Things have been slow on that front.

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    1. Nicely done, Alex. Glad you had a great time at BaltiCon. I remember good times there.

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  20. I've been away for a long weekend and proof-reading my self-published 'Not wanted on Voyage' but have also written 4500 words for follow-up 'Susannah Elphinstone' (now at 45804) and submitted one piece to Friday Prediction.
    'Best laid plans' was published at MuDJoB - http://www.mudjob.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Good, solid progress, Sandra. Neat story, too.

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  21. Hi

    I didn't get anything written or sent out this week. Which sucks. Family weekends and all that.

    I did have a story from this year accepted and published at Quail Bell Magazine - A Nest of Straw and Sticks. http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/2/post/2012/05/short-story-a-nest-of-straw-and-stick.html

    And I had a story published at Everyday fiction this week as well.
    http://www.everydayfiction.com/angels-i-have-known-by-david-macpherson/


    Keep writing everyone

    David

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    1. Yep, holidays are for nonwriters (I almost said Muggles...)

      Neat story at Quail Bell.

      What an interesting concept at EDF too. "He was Ralph Nader with wings." Indeed.

      HOF updated. Published Work$ updated.

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