Sunday, December 2, 2012

Week #48 Weigh-in

The end of Week 48 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.

**And be sure to spread the word: W1S1 2013 is on the way, so feel free to plaster our new badge (located at the top of our sidebar) wherever you plaster such things, and let's build some momentum going into  next year while we finish 2012 strong!

21 comments:

  1. Had a good week:

    Accepted: 2 haiku to Cuento

    Published: my W1S1 from Week#48 last year "Imaginary Friendships Aren't the Easiest to Break" ($) @ Liquid Imagination

    Also: heard from Bryan Thomas Schmidt that a reprint of "Captain Quasar vs. the Space Junk" (my W1S1 from Week#15 last year) will appear in Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age -- you can check out the list of contributors here.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Well written piece Imaginary Friendships though it left me feeling yukkie

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    2. Mission accomplished! Just kidding. Thanks for reading. =]

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  2. I have been a bad, bad writer. I haven't finished a new story in November (spent a lot of would-be writing time on dealing with aftereffects of the hurricane on my family, friends, and business). I did write a couple of thousand words on a new story in this past week and am hoping to finish the first draft today.

    Congratulations, Milo, on the reprint sale! I also sold a story to Bryan this week -- "The Hourglass Brigade" (a W1S1 story from earlier this year) to Blue Shift magazine he's editing. The only downside is that it will be a year until all of you get to read it -- the story has been scheduled for issue #2 which is due out next November.

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    1. Well done, Alex -- Hall of Fame updated! Raygun Chronicles is also slated for November with a kickstarter campaign scheduled for early 2013.

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  3. More revisions on The Steampunk Novel. Also wrote a solid query letter and started work on a better synopsis. Hoping to get the querying process/agent search underway by the middle of December.

    Submissions/Acceptances/Publications/Rejections: NONE

    Lots of crickets though! :)

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    1. Same here -- and many of those crickets on are subs with response times WAY past overdue. Good luck on the querying!

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  4. I detect a theme here!

    Accepted: "Lonesome Speck of Home," to Bryan Thomas Schmidt at Blue Shift. It will be published in the first issue in May. This is a W1S1 story from last year. $

    Published: A W1S1 poem from a few months ago, "For Artemis Has Heard Their Cries," at Liquid Imagination. $

    I have also had a lot of crickets on submissions. I actually sent out two withdrawal notices this week, as the two markets appear to be completely dead.

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    1. Way to go, Beth! Hall of Fame updated. I wonder if some of our work is being held captive by the same unresponsive markets...

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  5. Hey congratulation you guys. And wow, Milo. A massive congratulations, look at your TOC buddies. Hope the kickstarter is wildly successful.

    Nothing for poor me except a ton of rejections. Onwards.

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    1. The captain and I are pretty stoked. Onward and upward!

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  6. I've written, I've subbed, I've sold! Woman's Weekly have bought 'A Change is as Good as a Rest' - although they'll probably have changed the title by the time it's printed in the magazine.

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  7. I can haz hall of fame update? ^_^

    Nothing new since I posted late last night. Still have a sale to Cosmos, still waiting on a bunch of rejections, lol.

    And kudos on all the sales everyone!

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    1. Fo sho! Hall of Fame updated. Cosmos -- very nice!

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  8. Wrote a new SF short, subbed to a couple of anthos and got one rejection.

    Congrats on the great sales, guys!

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    1. Keep on keepin' on -- and get that rejected story back out there AFAP!

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  9. Got the word count high on a story but couldn't finish, planning on knocking it out today, got some ideas written down for this week. Subbed one to Daily Science Fiction, edited another for Clarkesworld. No acceptances/rejections.

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    1. That's the stuff, Devin -- keep knockin' on their doors.

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  10. Sorry to check in so late, but I've been without internet this week (and spotty for a couple weeks). It's really crimped my style.

    W1: "Thanksgiving" (flash)
    S1: none this week. Will do double next week

    Accept: "Switch" (flash) by Isotropic Fiction

    Published: "Mad Money" (short story) appears in Isotropic Fiction issue 5.

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    1. Nicely done, Steve; Hall of Fame updated.

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