Sunday, October 14, 2012

Week #41 Check-in

The end of Week 41 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. Limiting writing activity to Sundays right now. However, last week I revised/edited 100 pages of The Novel. Woohoo!

    Also, one rejection this week from Shimmer (The Hardest Kiss). Resubbed to Stupefying Stories.

    1. That's impressive about the novel. Also good that you got that baby right back out there again. It's hard to do that, but important.

  2. Keep on keepin' on, AG!

    As for me, I had three 2012 haiku accepted by Aoife's Kiss ($) and my story from Week#19 last year, "League of Suburban Heroes," was accepted and published by Fiction and Verse ($).

    In other news, John Joseph Adams has opened submissions for his Wastelands 2 anthology, and we can submit our reprints for his consideration. We can also submit the titles of post-apocalyptic stories we'd like him to consider using this form.

    I submitted "Soulless in His Sight" on September 19th, and it's still "in progress." Considering the fact that JJA usually rejects my work within 3 days (at most), I'm hoping this is a good sign...

    Write on, everybody!

    1. Congratulations on your successes

    2. Nice, Milo, and thanks for the JJA news. Page$ updated for "League". Remind me when the haiku are published. Crossing fingers for "Soulless..."

  3. This wasn't a good week for writing, but it was a great week nevertheless; I had my parents and brother here for a visit. I managed to edit the flash fic I wrote last week, and have been reading stories for a contest.

    I submitted that flash fic just now; still need to write and submit a new poem for the month.

    1. Sympathies, Beth. I know how trying it can be to have company/family when there's writing that needs a final polish.

    2. Nice job, overcoming a busy schedule to get that flash edited and out. That's the kind of commitment we're all about.

  4. Congratulations, everyone! I'm not sure how I've let it go so long without checking in.

    Let's see...

    This week I wrote and submitted a story to an anthology.

    A couple of weeks ago I had a short story published in an ebook anthology, "Fresh Blood, Old Bones" (

    No up front payment for Fresh Blood, but they're splitting royalties with the artists, so I'm not sure if you count that as paid or not.

    I had a story accepted for pay at Mad Scientist Journal. Should go up in December.

    And if anyone here would like me to read (record a podcast for) his or her published Every Day Fiction story, I'd be happy to do it. Just send me an email (follyblaine AT gmail). I'm always looking for work to read because I volunteer as the EDF Podcast Manager. Thanks!

    1. Congratulations, Folly. I've updated the Page$ for "Last of the Soul Eaters" and the HOF for your Mad Scientist sale. Provide a link when that one's available.

  5. Still keeping up with my W1S1 goals.

    Wrote one flash last week: "Have Faith"
    Subbed three stories
    Had one published and entered into MicroHorror's 2012 Story Contest, Book of the Dead -
    Two rejections
    No acceptances

    Good luck everyone!

    1. Congratulations on the publication, Erin. Hope it does well in the contest too. Nice bit of subbing for the week :-)

  6. My week was as follows:

    W1: "The Human Touch" (flash)
    S1: flash to red lightbulbs

    Accept: None

    Published: "You Say Tu Dou, I Say Ma Ling Shu" appears at Pure Slush.

  7. Hi all,

    I wrote and submitted "At the Slush Pile Saloon" (every day fiction)

    Rejection: Dirt Bikes from EDF
    Acceptance: Kelly Square from Daily Love

  8. Well done, David. I'll update the HOF.