Sunday, July 22, 2012

Week #29 Weigh-In

The end of Week 29 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!

25 comments:

  1. Slow week. Revised the ending of a short story. Worked a little on the novel. No new submissions this week.

    Accepted: The Essex @ Trapeze Magazine
    Published: The Essex @ Trapeze Magazine (July 18th) - http://trapezemag.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/july-18-a-g-carpenter/
    Rejected: Call-Center (Redstone Science Fiction)

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    1. Nice tweet-tale, AG -- I'm a fan of cannibal stories, my favorite sub-subgenre of survival horror. Hall of Fame updated!

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  2. After two really slow weeks, this was when the flood of rejection hit. Never pleasant. However, the torrential negativity was relieved by two acceptances: a W1S1 story from earlier this year to Plasma Frequency ($), and one of my November 2011 poems sold to the pro Pedestal Magazine for their speculative issue ($).

    Submitted: my new story for the month (4,800 words)

    Accepted: a story and a poem, both ($)

    Published: Nothing this week, though I have a story on Every Day Fiction this coming Thursday.

    I hope everyone else has had some positive this week, too!

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    1. The Pedestal -- very nice! I received four rejections on Wednesday, so I can feel your pain. Hall of Fame updated!

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  3. This week I finished revisions on Westward, Tally Ho! as well as a 2-page synopsis, and I started querying agents.

    Accepted: 11 haiku to Scifaikuest ($) for a featured poet spot in February 2013.

    Hoping to have the first draft of this month's W1S1 done today so I can revise it and send it out to Beneath Ceaseless Skies by Saturday.

    Write on, everybody!

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  4. Completed first round of edits for Ocbeta's Revenge. Hope to get it sent out by the end of this week.

    Am working on 2 new short stories on the days i'm not novel writing. Hopefully i'll get a draft of one of those finished this week.

    No sales. No rejections, either. It's been very quiet the last couple months. Too quiet... My rejection flood is sure to hit soon, too.

    Congrats Aggy, Beth and Milo for your progress and sales, and congrats to all who'll post after me for your sales, progress and general hard work. :)

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    1. How about an ACCEPTANCE flood? Keep up the good work, Sam.

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  5. got some writing done this week.
    Wrote and submitted the following

    Watch Shop to Extract(s)
    Carol on the Phone to Shot Gun Honey
    Romeo and Juliet to Eric's Hysterics

    I got three rejections this week (two of them was for the same story, I sent it out as soon as I got the first rejection and got the second rejection later that day)

    I also got two requests for rewrites from Everyday Fiction. For one of them, I have no idea how to rewrite. The comments for the rewrite were all over the place.

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    1. Same-day rejections stink, but at least you can get that story back out there now. And rewrites are good news! Maybe set it aside for a day or so and see which of the critiques stand out to you the most; then go from there?

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    2. Keep the faith, Dave. I know you've got it in you to sell more knock-yer-sox-off work. Love the EDF crits, and a rewrite request is golden.

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  6. Wrote and submitted a flash story to a small contest. Will send it out to markets in a week or two when the contest is over.

    Translated a 3400 word story. Waiting on contract/approval before I can announce the details.

    Nothing on the acceptance/publication front. A handful of rejections, resubmitted everything.

    Reading close to ten submissions a day for UFO. Look forward to having the time to write again, in September.

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    1. That translation project sounds intriguing; looking forward to the details.

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  7. Finishing up some twitter fiction to catch up for the weeks I've been on vacation. Have two or three short stories started for next week, not sure which I'll pick yet.

    No publications, one crushing rejection I vent about on my blog.

    Still have a couple hopefuls out there, though. Back to the grind!

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    1. Tweet-tales are a great way to get back in the game. 16 months for a response like that? Been there; I feel your pain.

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    2. This journey can be so terribly frustrating, but you're in good company. Next step, next breath, next plateau. As for GRR Martin, you have a long, wonderful journey ahead of you there, as well. He's a master of scene construction, and character identification.

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    3. Thanks guys! I needed that. That's why I love W1S1.

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  8. Ouch, Devin. Some rejections are way too painful for sure.
    Congrats on keeping on, and congrats to everyone else for hanging in there, some good stuff getting accomplished.
    Managed to W1 & S1, yay, the subbing is still very hard for me, much harder than writing. Looking at a huge pile of flash fiction that needs polishing or expanding or rewriting before I can feel ok about subbing.
    No rejects or accepts this week.

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    1. A huge pile of flash = some subbing and acceptances in the near future, I'm fairly certain!

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    2. Thanks for the encouragement, Lee. I agree with Milo--a huge pile of flash is steaming with opportunity...and future success!

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  9. Another week already? Ouch. I've been slacking on the sub front as well, Lee. So distracted with various projects that it's like pulling teeth to find polish time. I did wriggle through, but barely.

    W1: "The Typist" (flash); "Forgiveness" (flash)

    S1: Flash to Word Riot; flash to Pure Slush.

    Accept: Nope

    Pub: "A Consequence of Copulation" (flash fiction) appears at Smashed Cat Magazine.

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    1. "Canis ex Machina" appears at Absinthe Revival.

      I've been so distracted that I'm missing half my own publications this summer. Must... do... better...

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    2. You've had a lot of good stuff published this year, Steve! Keep on keepin' on.

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  10. I know July's not left town yet, but I don't want to overlook a good month.

    Over My Dead Body accepted "Babel Tower" about my Hong Kong cop. OMDB pays real dollars too.

    Pure Slush asked for a rewrite on "Immortality, Version 2.0," a non-fiction piece.

    Liquid Imagination rejected "Magnetic Resonance," a chick lit short as being too slow and meandering. Hmmph!

    Contrary rejected "No More War," but I'm recasting it for something Bill Olver suggested for his Big Pulp.

    I dashed off a 12,000-word erotic/fantasy piece and sent it to Wapshott's Erotique, but don't tell my mother.

    And, Short Story America FINALLY responded after a year and a half of my querying them, telling me they don't provide writers with rejection notices! WTF?! But the new ed. will fish "Power Failure" out of the slush pile, just in case....

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    1. I pulled a story from SSA last year; best decision I could have made at the time. Hall of Fame updated! (Could that Big Pulp suggestion have something to do with a certain President?)

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  11. @Milo, not only a certain president, but all the other family members similarly yclept. Now, take a PTSD-suffering vet home from Afghanistan and ready to shoot some lyin' banker when he gets a call from Caroline....

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