Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The August Rains Blogfest

Julie Dawson at Bards and Sages thanks our membership for its enthusiastic response to her request for Virtual Interns. The positions have been filled.

The August Rains Blogfest

At the end of each month here at Write1Sub1, we list everyone who has managed to stick to the challenge: weekly, monthly, or whatever variant is working for you. This month's Blogfest is named for Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains" short story (1950). So if you managed to meet or beat your W1S1 writing goals this month, just add your name and blog URL to the linky widget below.

And if you had something W1S1-related published this month that you're particularly proud of, add its title and URL to the widget as well. We'll be sure to check it out:


BLOGFEST RULES: Visit all of the participants above and give them each a virtual slap on the back for their success this month. Then visit their published works, and leave a comment if possible. Well done, everyone!

16 comments:

  1. A busy month with editing and other things, but I managed to write and submit something new, too.

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  2. Way to go, Simon! I too managed to Write1Sub1 this month in addition to getting my novel out the door.

    Keep on keepin' on, everybody!

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  3. No acceptances in August (yet), but it's been a very productive month. I sent off: two stories to Chicken Soup, one flash fic, and should have a 3.5k story ready to go by the weekend. I made my poetry goal as well.

    I also did an almost complete rewrite on a 4k story from W1S1 a few months ago, and hope to have that out soon. That was a tough project.

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    1. No LJ account for me, but i will offer congrats here for reaching your August goals (and i loved your story in DSF!).

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  4. Had another couple of pieces read out on local radio and had a submitted story accepted by 5 minute fiction $. I haven't been too productive on the writing side although I have written up my blog and started a short story.

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  5. Thanks for the reminder on FB, Milo. "Babel Tower" was published by Over My Dead Body Aug. 10.

    I'm still waiting for Corner Club Press to come out with Issue 7 that will carry two stories. (Any day now, any day.) Also waiting for Writers' Haven, Midwest Literary, The NewerYork and Bewildering Stories to schedule or publish acceptances.

    Subbed "Inconveniently Lost and Found" to World of Myth and got an acceptance in three days. It'll be in the next issue.

    The Asbury Park Press ran my thumbnail review of Pete Hamill's "Tabloid City" Aug. 5.

    And I've just finished polishing a Southern Gothic horror piece. Looking for a market with token pay.

    Duotrope reports I have a 46% acceptance rate. Think I'm picking too much low-hanging fruit?

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  6. Completed two short stories so far this month, one of which should get out on sub before the end of the 31st.

    No sales, a handful of Rs, and lots of words written.

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  7. Good to see so much progress in these dog days of August. Keep up the great work.

    I did keep up this month, and managed to get a few acceptances and publications, to boot.

    On the final chapters of our fantasy novel revisions, and then life should settle down a bit. I'm looking forward to focusing again on short fiction for a time.

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  8. It's been a pretty good month.

    I've written, or co-written three short stories and subbed a whole bunch of stuff. I made one sale that I can't talk about just yet (superstition says not until after the contracts are swapped ;) ), and had one poem published.

    That makes me a happy camper :)

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    1. You have been busy and successful this month. Well done!

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  9. It was a bad month. A lot of subs, but all rejected. Still a few nice comments. Then there was the story of the month. Nice idea and maybe interesting characters but no conflict I could come up with. Just the dogs and the squirrels talking to each other. Finally I put it away and wrote a flash which is all action. Good guy meets bad guy, shots same.

    Congratulations to all who made it and encouragement to those who didn't.

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  10. I wrote first drafts of four stories this month. None of those have made it out the door yet, but I did revise and send out three stories for the first time today. So, in the end, a decent month.

    One publication this month: "Ars Gratia Artis" in Sorcerous Signals and one acceptance: "Other Kinds" to Nine.

    You all may well have seen this other places, but today and the next two days the three things I have up at Amazon are all on sale. "Write Every Day" is 99 cents and my two short stories ("Gravity's Pull" and "Levels of Trust") are both free.

    Those in the US (and anywhere else who has a long weekend coming up), enjoy the long weekend.

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  11. Congrats everyone! Not a whole lot this month except two new stores and dusted off an oldie (from Oct. 2011!) and got that out.

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  12. Wrote the first drafts for two flash stories and a 2K story. Worked on that long story which refuses to let me finish it. Submitted two new stories and a reprint. A good month, just wish I could finish that long story that's been dragging on for months.

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  13. Congrats on getting your novel out the door, Milo.
    Good luck with your stories, Michael, Siobhan, and everyone else.

    Though I've been off the grid and not writing/subbing every week, I did manage to write one flash this week and submit two stories. I also had one published at Luna Station Quarterly, Jen-6.

    A couple weeks ago, I had another story published at Fiction365, The Dead Quiet, which brought a little bit of ($):
    http://www.fiction365.com.php5-12.dfw1-1.websitetestlink.com/?p=3247,
    ... and one more flash published at In Between Altered States, Where Snowflakes Fall.

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  14. I've been slacking in my W1S1 reporting duties. I won a recent month, and failed in a couple of others. It's amazing how much rejection hurts!

    But I won in August. I wrote and submitted "Stanley Saucer: Space Assassin."

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