Sunday, October 28, 2012

Week #43 Check-in

The end of Week 43 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. Written: a new poem

    Submitted: nothing new

    Accepted: I went exactly a month without an acceptance, and then I had four pieces of good news within a 24-hour span: 1) A W1S1 story from last year sold to Stupefying Stories, 2) sold audio rights for a story to Toasted Cake, and 3) and 4) are poem sales to a great speculative zine, after the edits are approved.

    1. Well done on yourn acceptances.

    2. Excellent news, Beth. HOF updated. Be sure to provide links when the stories/poems come out.

  2. Edited about 100 pages on The Novel this week (mostly last Sunday).

    Rejection from Stupefying Stories (The Hardest Kiss).
    Subbed to Strange Horizons (The Hardest Kiss) and (Call-center).
    No publications or acceptances this week.

    1. Good progress, A.G. Keep it going.

  3. Good luck with your story, A.G. Congrats on your acceptances Beth.

    A fairly good week for me.

    Wrote: one cross-genre short story
    Subbed: one to eFiction
    Rejections: 0
    Acceptances: 2, both are ($) "The Dream Depot," to Every Day Fiction and "Homogeneous Equilibrium," to Every Day Poets
    Published: Kindle vs. Paperback at Pure Slush.

    1. Sweet. HOF updated. Post links when these become available. I look forward to reading the Pure Slush piece. Great venue, that.

  4. Good week, considering I actually sold something--a flash piece to Time and Space ($).

    Finished revising a story in the wee hours last night. Received a couple of R's, too. Been kind of slow, when I thought things were going to pick up in Fall.

    1. Very nice. I love Time and Space. Such a wonderful tradition.

  5. Keep up the good work, everybody!

    I'm really struggling to pound this month's story into shape, but I plan to have it ready to go by Wednesday. It's a prequel of sorts to "Minutemen" but isn't nearly as cool as I wanted it to be. Ah vell. I've got time.

    Queried a few markets that have been holding onto my work for too long. Still waiting to hear back from Every Day Novels, Musa Publishing, and Wastelands 2 -- patience, patience.

    Write on, everybody!

    1. I have confidence in you, Milo. Wastelands responded to my sub quickly and definitively (ouch), so it's good that he's holding yours.

  6. A slow week writing-wise. I've been spending a bit of time planning out my novel so I can be ready for NaNoWriMo in a few days. So I only put in a few hundred words on a new short story and worked on revisions for a previously sold story which were requested by the editor.


    Things We Leave Behind to Daily Science Fiction ($) - This is my 4th sale to DSF and the first Friday story (I assume, it's about 2500 words). This story is particularly special for me as many aspects of it are autobiographical. Not the parts with magic, sadly, but many other parts.

    A Gnomish Gift to Weird Tales for their Fairy Tales issue


    Chill at Smoke & Mirrors Podcast:

    It's only a 100 word story but it's cute and they produced it just right. It's the last story of the podcast, and Dennis was nice enough to plug UFO at the very end.

    You Bet at UFO - This is essentially a self-published story, since I own UFO Publishing, but I promised the Kickstarter supporters to write and post a story based on the cover of Unidentified Funny Objects if we raised enough money and this is me making good on that promise. The story was e-mailed to our backers tonight and will be posted for everyone else to read on in the next couple of days.

    Congratulations to everyone on their acceptances and success at meeting their W1S1 goals!

    1. Great going, Alex. I look forward to your DSF and Weird Tales stories (drop a link here when available). HOF updated. I'm also looking forward to UFO.

  7. Well done everyone!

    Wrote a new horror story this week, & sent 2 subs to Clarkesworld & Shimmer. 3 rejections, no acceptances. 1 pub, a flash piece in Issue 4 of Fractured West

    1. Nice, Michelle. Fingers crossed.

  8. My week was uneventful, alas.

    W1: "Innocence" (flash); "Never the Bears" (flash); finished "The Glow" (serial).

    S1: 3 flashes to Bellow Literary Magazine.

    Accept: Nope. Looking to turn these Rejections upside down :-)

    Published: "Monkey on my Mirror"($) appears in Bartleby Snopes' Post-Experimentalism issue.

  9. Good week everyone.

    I wrote a new 5000 word story and submitted a horror story to Nightmare. Got it back rejected and resubbed it today to Shock Totem. Then wrote 3300 words on another story I plan to finish this week, hopefully tomorrow. Then maybe pound out another to finish catching up. Trying not to resort to twitter fiction if I can help it.

    1. That's productive, Devin. Nicely done.

  10. hi, I didn't write or submit last week though this week I did get something out

    Write and Submit: Slabbing (Bong is Bard)
    Rejections: a bunch, one was slush pile which I sent out right away
    Acceptances: At the Slush Pile Saloon (radiuslit)

    hope all is doing well

  11. You do what you can do, right? Congrats on the acceptance. HOF updated.

  12. Sorry to be late wrapping up October, but the past week involved a three-day power outage, gas lines, bad phone access, and hurricane stuff.

    “The Coral in Belize Is Dying” will be published by Bewildering Stories Nov. 12.

    “Clenched Teeth” was published Nov. 3 by The Story Shack, at I’m going to take credit for seeing that Duotrope accepted SS as a fledgling e-zine.

    “Immortality, Version 2.0” was published at in Pure Slush’s Real edition Oct. 21. My family treated our ancestors the way you might set extra places at table in this creative non-fiction piece.;jsessionid=270A2A53DF9E6182330FD67869D00350. Pays royalties.

    “Blood and Bones” was published in Issue 7 of The Corner Club Press.Oct. 10, p. 36, at “Under the Worm Moon” was also published in the issue, on p. 32.

    Three stories were subbed in October: “Motorcycle Mama” (an old short story), “Barnyard Poems” (creative non-fiction) and “Lunchtime Interlude” (flash). “Marilyn Monroe Loved Me” (more creative non-fiction) was accepted by Writer’s Haven in June, but was pushed back two issues .

    And there’s new stuff: In rewrite on a mystery short, “What Therefore God Hath Joined Together,” a juicy whodunit with sexually confused characters. "Fading Away" (Southern gothic) is ready to go out.

    Oh, and a 12,000-word novella, “Escape on the Parocosm Express,” was accepted by Erotique Oct. 30 for publication in Issue 9. Of course, this flagrantly erotic-but-literary piece is pseudonymous, so you’ll never connect it to me.

    Along the way, there have been several rejections, but Duotrope reports a 49.6 percent acceptance rate. So why does my wife make more on her scratch-off lottery tickets than I do writing?

    1. One more: Bill Olver accepted "No More War Redux" for Big Pulp's Kennedy assassination anniversary issue.

    2. Way to go, Walt. Sorry for the late reply. I missed this one initially. HOF updated.

      As for the money, I hear you. All we can do is keep pushing, I guess.