Sunday, July 8, 2012

Week #27 Weigh-In

The end of Week 27 is here!

How's it been for you? Have the words soared like The Flying Machine, or has The Dragon 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 -- either W1S1 2011 or W1S1 2012 stories that have been published. While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put burritos in a writer's lunch bag.

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

25 comments:

  1. Good week for me; I've been revising one of my earlier manuscripts -- Westward, Tally Ho! -- to start querying with agents by the end of the month. I've also targeted Beneath Ceaseless Skies for this month's W1S1, and I've been reading their recent issues.

    Published: my W1S1 from week 32 last year, "Captain Quasar and the Noble Gases of the Epsilon 7 Star Cluster" @ Ray Gun Revival ($)

    Accepted: my W1S1 from week 3 last year, "Starlight" to the SUPERPOW anthology ($) -- I'll post the link once it's available

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Best of luck as you start the querying process, Milo!

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    2. Congratulations on a successful week.

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  2. a good week for writing.I am enjoying being off for the summer.

    Wrote and submitted 4 pieces
    The Ceremony of the Cage of the Big Cats (3 lobe magazine)
    Lions (Cafe Ireal)
    Every Wednesday at 2 (Super Flash Fiction)
    The Short Order Mad Man on Toast Club (Linguistic Erosion)

    Acceptance: Linguistic Erosion accepted and published Conversations with the Grand Fiend: The Problem with Robots

    I hope every one is having a good time writing and sending out,

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    1. Way to go, Dave! Hall of Fame updated.

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  3. It's been a super quiet week here. After all the craziness last week, I didn't have a single response.

    I was on vacation and spent every spare minute working on novel revisions, so I haven't started a poem or story for this month. That's the goal for the coming week.

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    1. Well, you'd probably explode or something equally horrific if every week was as good as last week, right?

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  4. Haven't had any rejections for 25 days. Going through the probably uniquely writer fear that every one of my submissions has been gobbled up by the internet elves.

    Have written 1,500 words on a new short story, but no fresh subs this week.

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    1. I hate that sinking feeling I get every time I query an editor after a severely delayed response time only to have him/her respond, "Please re-send. We never received it."

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  5. This week:

    W1: "Silk and Sandpaper" (flash)

    S1: Three flashes to A-Minor

    Accept: None

    Published: "Work Ethic" appears at First Stop Fiction.

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    1. Keep up the good work, Flash Master! Left you a comment on "Work Ethic".

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  6. My story "Taking Care of Ma" came out in Daily Science Fiction this past week, but it was a tough week - lots of rejections. Been trying to stay positive.
    Did write 1, and subbed another.
    Congrats to everyone for sticking with it!

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    1. Neat one, Lee. I like it a lot.

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    2. Keep on keepin' on, Lee! And be sure to post the link so Steve can add your story to our Published Work$ -- and so everybody else can enjoy your fun DSF tale.

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    3. Ah, sorry - I forgot to put in the link:
      http://dailysciencefiction.com/science-fiction/robots-and-computers/lee-hallison/taking-care-of-ma

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  7. A very good week for me on all fronts.

    Despite being crazy busy with the anthology, I managed to write not one, but two new stories! One flash at 900 words and one short at 2000. Submitted the flash to Nature this morning. Working out the kinks and will submit the longer story this week.

    Acceptances:
    "Those Who Can't Do" at Every Day Fiction
    "How to Locate & Capture Time Travelers: A Memo" at Third Flatiron Publishing.

    Publications:
    "Price of Allegiance" at Penumbra ($)
    http://musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=323

    Top billing on the cover, too!

    I have two stories coming out in anthologies this week, too -- "Seven Conversations in Locked Rooms" in The Memory Eater ($ royalties) and "The Field Trip" in In Situ ($).

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    1. Very cool, Alex. Congratulations, especially on Penumbra.

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    2. Nicely done, Alex! Were your accepted stories from this year (for HoF purposes)?

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  8. Congrats everyone!

    A good week for me:

    Written: 2 new horror shorts

    Subbed: Flash to Fiction 365

    Accepted: 2012 Flash at Apocrypha and Abstractions

    Rejected: none

    Pubbed: Damnable Behaviour at The Pygmy Giant and Toil and Trouble at The Journal of Microliterature

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    1. Way to go, Michelle! Hall of Fame updated.

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  9. A quiet week, though I got some new words down.

    W1: A total of three new stories composed this week, all of them short.
    S1: One of those three new stories was submitted (and rejected) already. Though I don't usually talk about re-submitting stories in the S1 section (having always taken that to mean "submitting a story for the *first* time) I've got to say that I've become horribly lax at getting stories back out on market. I probably need to re-submit/submit 10 stories at this point.

    Acceptances: None
    Rejections: Several
    Publications: None

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    1. Those re-subs have a way of piling up. Keep getting those words down -- and out!

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  10. Wrote 1.5 and subbed two this week, trying to catch up on missed time and gain some ground, because vacations coming up aren't going to leave time for writing. Two hopefuls rejected (bleh), but one story from a professional rate magazine has made it to the final rounds of consideration, so keep your collective fingers crossed for me, fellow W1S1-ers! This would be my biggest sale yet.

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    1. Fingers, toes, and eyes, Devin!

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