Sunday, June 24, 2012

Week 25 Weigh-In


 
The end of Week 25 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!

48 comments:

  1. This was another week of revisions for me: 35K polished up in my Captain Quasar novel -- hoping to have the 2nd draft done by the end of the month, as well as my June W1S1.

    Accepted: My Week#25 story from last year "To Know a Lie from a Hacksaw" by Plasma Frequency Magazine to appear in their next issue.

    Accepted: My story from last month "The Last Laugh - A Coyote Cal Weird Western" by The Alchemy Press for their Book of Pulp Heroes anthology, coming out this fall.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Woot! We'll be Pulp Heroes TOC-mates.

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    2. Yahoo! Should be a fun anthology.

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    3. You had a great June, Milo. Congrats!

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  2. Currently working on a new short story. Submitted "wings' to wicked east press and was accepted for publication in their anthology. Have 'Bug Eater' into submission, waiting to hear back.
    Completed a 3,000 word story that I plan to put into submission next month at Glimmer train press.

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    1. Congrats on the acceptance, and good luck with Glimmer Train. That's a tough market!

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  3. A pretty good week for me. Writing-wise I'm still struggling to meet daily/weekly goals but I'm pushing hard to try and keep stuff out.

    Subbed: The Ant Thief (UFO, Lightspeed, BCS - in succession, not simultaneously), Love Like Dysphoria (Lamplight)

    Rejected: The Ant Thief (UFO, Lightspeed)

    Accepted: Overhead @ One Forty Fiction, Happy After All @ Goldfish Grimm's Spicy Fiction Sushi (brings my total of sold/accepted pieces for the year to 7)

    Published: Overhead @ One Forty Fiction

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    1. I updated your current total to 7!

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    2. Congrats, Aggy. You had a darn good month! Hope it keeps up for you.

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  4. I've done a lot of critiquing this week, but I also revised and sent out my fiction story for the month. That makes three submissions so far, but I haven't sent out my June poem yet; waiting for some poem rejections so I can send it with a batch, if possible.

    Actually, it's weird how quiet the markets have been. I'm probably due for a rejection avalanche.

    Submitted: 3,600-word story

    Accepted/Published: Nothing this week.

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    1. That pro sale to Buzzy might mean you need a few rejections to balance it out. ;) Congrats on a great June!

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  5. Congrats on your acceptances Milo, Summer, and AG. I agree Beth, markets have been quiet. Lots of long submissions lately.

    With a busier than normal schedule, I haven't been meeting my weekly goal of 10K, but I'm still getting my stories written and subbed. Novel is suffering a bit though.

    Wrote: "A Presence Looms," a short horror flash
    Subbed: 2, and have 3 new ones going out this next week.
    Rejections: 1 positive
    Acceptance: "The Dead Quiet," to Fiction365
    Published: "Life in the Way," at Apollo's Lyre.

    Good luck everyone.

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    1. I'm counting 4 acceptances this month and a lot of words. Congrats on those and meeting your write/sub goal!

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  6. Congrats on all your acceptances this week, peeps!

    I've been on vacation this week, so haven't got nearly as much writing done as i'd like.

    Write on, peeps!

    (quick aside: i notice the story i linked to last check-in hasn't been added to the Published Works page. It was a W1S1 2012 story (April), and the market was pro-paying. Here's the link again: http://www.wilywriters.com/blog/fire-season-by-samuel-mae/)

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    1. Mr. Ramey takes care of our Published Work$ page at the end of each month, I believe. I've got one yet to appear as well.

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    2. Sorry to be sporadic. It's been a busy stretch for me, but we'll get 'er done soon.

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    3. Congrats, Samuel! That's an awesome pub. :)

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  7. Ah--can't edit a comment not left with a blogger profile. Anyhoo, my above comment sounds far more demanding than it was meant. Sorry :( I really need to learn not to post anywhere before i finish waking up.

    The major congrats to everybody for all the sales was definitely meant, though. Youse writer peeps are all on fire!

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    1. I added your 2012 sale to the HoF!

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  8. Wrote one, subbed one.

    I finished the S&S novelette and sent it out into the world! Quite pleased to have finally managed to finish poking at it (I had to, no rejections all week and I had nothing else ready to submit).

    Like Beth, I'm expecting a rejection avalanche any day now.

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    1. Congrats on getting it out there and meeting your goal!

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  9. Worked on a new short story this week, but the majority of my writing time was spent working on the final edits around my upcoming eBook "Write Every Day."

    Acceptances this week from: The Alchemy Book Press Book of Pulp Heroes ("No Way But the Hard Way", $); Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show ("The Flower of Memory", $); Kzine ("Taking Chances", $); Every Day Fiction ("Present Company", $)

    None of those are 2012 stories.

    Publications: "Sequence" at Grand Science Fiction

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    1. Dude. I've been trying to get into IGMS for three years. Way to go!

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    2. Beautiful, Michael. This is wonderful. I'll update the $$ page soon (as soon as I get these Triangulation contracts out...)

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    3. WOW! Way to go man!!

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    4. Oh my gosh, so AWESOME! Super congrats on a great week (and month)!

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  10. Make up week for me--had to write2sub2 to get back to even after spending a week vacationing in NYC. All set though. Stories seem solid. Hopefully the editors think so, too.

    Not a peep out of any magazines, rejection/acceptance-wise.

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    1. Congrats on your acceptance this month, and good on you for catching up your vacation week. :)

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  11. Hectic week, but I managed a bit.

    W1: "Not Dead" (flash)
    S1: short story to Absinthe Revival

    Accept: None
    Published: "Last Call" and "Leaving the Garden" at scissors and spackle.

    Congratulations to all who wrote and subbed this week. Some nice acceptances and publications, gang.

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    1. As usual, I forgot to note that "Leaving the Garden" is pre-2012, so no HOF for that one. "Last Call" IS as 2012 creation.

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    2. Updated your HoF, Steve!

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    3. Congrats, Steven!

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  12. Wrote 1, then madly (again! why do I wait til the last minute) reworked a story and submitted it.
    Of course I put the old(wrong) title in the submission box.
    So then had to send an apology.
    But I did Sub 1

    Accepts this week - none
    Rejects this week - one
    Published - none
    Novel progress - minimal

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    1. Sometimes madly is good! Congrats on getting it done.

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  13. Hi everyone,

    This is my first post in 3 months! Things were extremely hectic for the last quarter of the school year. I'll spare you the details. Suffice to say that summer break is here and I am writing again.

    Wrote: Ettin-IV (short story), Homonculous (Flash Fiction)
    Subbed: Ettin-IV (Crossed Genres - Menial: Skilled Labor in SF anthology), Homonculous (Eggplant Literacy Productions Miscellanea: a transdimensional library), Bug Catcher (The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, The Epiphanist)
    Rejected: Bug Catcher (The Journal of Unlikely Entomology)
    Acceptances: None
    Published: None

    Great job to the rest of you. You continue to be an inspiration.

    Gary

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    1. Glad to see you writing again, Gary. Good luck with the submissions.

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    2. Sounds like you've been busy even though it's been hectic. Way to go!

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  14. Congrats to everyone, that's some good work going on! (Particularly Michael - awesome sales!)

    I wrote a new horror short this week, and half of an SF-ish thriller that looks like it's going to end up as a novella.

    No acceptances, rejections or pubs (it is a bit quiet, isn't it?!)

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    1. Maybe everybody's on vacation? All the acceptances will roll in at once. :)

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  15. pretty nice week

    w: Cupcake Wars
    S: Cupcake Wars

    Acceptance: Backs of Photos that Cause Madness to Eggplant Press $

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    1. Congrats. You've had a great month!

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  16. Nearly missed posting this week!

    Written: none, alas (but the story I wrote last week has been sent to my writers group for review)
    Subbed: 3
    Rejected: 1 (the turnaround on one of those subs was really fast!)
    Published: A Nice Jewish Golem came out on Drabblecast.org two weeks ago, but I didn't find out about it until this last week.

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    1. Congrats! WTG on subbing 3, too.

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  17. It's been a helluva month, and June ain't over yet, but here goes....

    > "Stella's Chili" was pubbed by Second Wind Publishing 6/22, at http://secondwindcontests.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/stellas-chili-by-walter-giersbach/,
    > Every Day Fiction asked for a rewrite of "Abandoned," and this has gone back to them.
    > The Asbury Park Press carried my review of Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln" last week, and it's been sent to another blogsite as well.
    > "Attic Stowaway" was accepted by Midwest Literary Magazine on 6/23.
    > Waiting to see if Rose and Thorn Journal accepts my "back story" to "Test of English" this week.
    > Three stories were subbed this month (one came back rejected in 24 hours!).
    > Still waiting for Issue 7 of Corner Club Press to come out with two of my stories.

    If more news comes down the pike, I'll have an update to this thread.

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    1. Was just notified that Nayanna Chakrbaty at Writers Haven has accepted "Marilyn Monroe Loved Me," a 771-word reflection on childhood. It'll be in issue #7, at http://www.original-writer.com/.

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    2. Wow, Walt. That WAS an amazing week, congrats! :D

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    3. Thanks, Shelly. Actually, it was the entire month of June. I may be facile, but not that speedy.

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