Sunday, June 10, 2012

Week 23 Weigh-in

The end of Week 23 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!


  1. A busy week - wrote one new short story, worked on my novel outline, rewrote/edited several older flashes, submitted 3 (yay!) and received 3 rejections.
    No accepts
    No pubs

  2. This week, I

    W1: "And Then He Moved" (flash)

    S1: flash to Everyday Genius, flash to Gargoyle

    Accept: "Work Ethic" (2012) by First Stop Fiction. "The Last Liverbeast" (pre-2012) by Kazka Press.

    Published: Nothing.

  3. wr/sub 3 (Prediction, 2 x MuDSpots)
    wrote 1200 words 'Susannah E', began what might be a story on Thinking Ten, 2500 words.
    Otherise spent time checking covers etc. for publishing three novels on Lulu - last year's work but this week's activity.

  4. Checking in! I wrote one and subbed two.

  5. Most of my activity this week has been working on The Novel, and subbing my arse off with some of the stories that keep coming back.

    Since the last time I checked in I also sold two stories. "Renovation" - written under the pen name Abby Fowke - was sold to Readerotica 4 (and published already). It's available through Amazon for Kindle and also on Smashwords.

    And "Caught" a speculative piece of flash fiction has sold to Stupefying Stories.

    Also had rejections from: Lightspeed, Analog, Asimov's, Drabblecast, Shimmer, Threepenny Review, Trapeze over the past month or so.

    Onward and upward! :)

  6. It was a good week for words. I wrote a 4,000-word story in two days, and it's now being critiqued.

    In not-so-good news, months ago I sold a W1S1 2012 story to Eschatology Journal. Instead of having the tale published on the 6th, I was informed that the market quite suddenly shut down. That had counted as one of my $ sales for the year, so I probably need that subtracted from my tally now. :(

  7. That surely stinketh Beth, but a good week for words is always bueno; way to go on the sales, AG; keep that momentum going, Sylvia; covers are fun, Sandra; Steve, I'm so glad "The Last Liverbeast" is seeing the light of day again -- the first Ramey story I had the privilege to read, and it left a lasting impression; Lee, every rejection is proof that your work isn't hiding in a drawer somewhere.

    As for me: 10K in novel revisions this week + a couple of short story resubs. Cover art from the next issue of Shimmer is posted on my blog. =]

    Write on, everybody!

  8. Crickets, crickets everywhere. Got one measly rejection for a reprint story all week.

    Nothing new written except a 500 word guest blog post for Penumbra. I've been busy reading submissions for the anthology I'm editing and that's taking up all of my writing time. I suspect my productivity will be an an all time low for the next couple of months.

  9. I can't divulge the details yet, but my April story has sold to a very nice market.

    I also did extensive rewrites on an older story this week, so am going to cheekily count that as my write and sub for the month.

  10. Wrote a new flash and subbed last week's to Used Furniture Review.

    1 acceptance, for a 2012 crime flash, 'Stop Me If You've Heard This Before,' at Flash Fiction Offensive.

    No rejections or pubs this week.

  11. Congrats Michelle - I love FFO.

    Another slower week for me, but I'll take it.

    Wrote: Where Snowflakes Fall
    Subbed: 3, "The Mud is Only Part of It," "Burn," and "Fixation."
    Rejections: 0
    Acceptances: 0
    Publications: 1 ($) at EDF:

    Congrats to everyone and good luck.

  12. I can spill the beans on my sale now. My April story, Fire Season, has landed at Wily Writers, as second place winner in the SpecFicNZ short story competition they hosted. It goes up on June 17, in both text and audio formats.

    They're definitely a $ market!

    1. Nice, Samuel. Be sure to post a link when it goes live and we'll add it to the $ page.

  13. Sorry I am late on posting. I wrote and submitted another piece "Conversations with the Grand Fiend: Dispeptic Moments" to linguistic erosion.

    My story Pushing Werewolf got rejected but I sent it again to One Buck Horror.

    Hope everyone is doing well