Sunday, December 23, 2012

Week #51 Weigh-in

The end of Week 51 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words been hotter than Fahrenheit 451, or has The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 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 protein-rich snacks in a writer's fridge.

Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them!

** And a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone this week! **

24 comments:

  1. Published:

    "Roadkill Joe" @ AE Science Fiction

    "Options" @ 101 Fiction

    Haiku @ Trapeze

    One other BIG sale I'll be able to tell you about in February -- don't you just hate teasers like that? It'll be worth the wait; I promise!

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    1. You and Alex with your teasing. ;) Can't wait to hear the good news!

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    2. Super congrats, Milo. Looking forward to catching up on some of your fiction this holiday season.

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    3. Ha! I wonder if we sold to the same place Milo and just don't know/can't tell each other? :) Either way, congratulations! Great week.

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    4. what good news!

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  2. Got a fair chunk written on a new novel last week. Also received a partial request for The Steampunk Novel from Jennifer Jackson (Donald Maass Lit. Agency).

    Self-Pubbed a piece of flash on my blog: http://agcarpenter.blogspot.com/2012/12/flash-fiction-good-bye.html

    Acceptances/Rejections/Published/Written: None this week. Maybe in the New Year.

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    1. Congratulations on the partial request! Jennifer Jackson is certainly one of those dream agents.

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    2. Partial request? Awesomeness!

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  3. Written: new poem, though I'm going to adjust my submission goal for the month, as I want to send it to a market that opens up January 1st.

    Published: I don't think I'll have anything new out until January.

    Acceptances: Not a full acceptance yet, but I did get notice from Chicken Soup that a W1S1 story is in the final round for consideration. I'll know for sure in a few months.

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    1. You sure do have good luck with those chickens. =]

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  4. Wrote a new post-apoc horror, got halfway through a revised crime horror. One rejection, and a pass to the second round at Shimmer. Fingers crossed!

    Well done and Merry Christmas to everyone!

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    1. Here's hoping you make the Shimmer cut!

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  5. A slow month so far. Not much published, accepted, rejected, etc.

    I did manage to write a short story and subbed one to Another 100 Horrors. Also began a chapbook of 30 shorts that will be my last W1S1 of the year!

    Happy Holidays, everyone.

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    1. That chapbook sounds like a very cool way to finish out the year.

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  6. A slow week for me. No sales or publications. Chugging along on my December story and hope to finish it next week.

    In other news though, Unidentified Funny Objects is out!!! You can buy it here:

    http://www.ufopub.com/buy-our-books/

    Totally worth it, if you ask me. But I'm biased :)

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    1. I've heard good things about UFO and look forward to checking it out.

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  7. Merry Christmas!

    I have written and subbed. Not managed 51 new pieces this year and not sure I'll catch up now, but I can try.

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    1. According to Yoda, there is no try. Only "do" or "do not" -- but he was just a muppet, so...

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  8. I have written an article for local radio in January and submitted a short story this month.
    Let me say how grateful I am to W1S1 and its members for keeping me motivated. I am considering taking up the weekly challenge next year.
    Last but not least, may I wish everyone a happy holiday and a successful year to come.

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    1. Weekly is a real challenge, but SO worth it. I hope to try it again some year in the near future.

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  9. Wrote THREE new stories this week--oh yeah. Turned out to be around 5400 words--two flashes and one longer piece. Subbed one to Flash Fiction Online, and got a rejection from Clarkesworld.

    Merry Christmas everyone! One more week of W1S1 2012!

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  10. Another late check-in. Seems Christmas had it out for me this year.

    W1: None (Oh no he dident...) Will try to do two this final week.

    S1: None (The sky is falling!) Will do more than one this week.

    Accept: "Red Windmill" by Pure Slush; "The Glow" (serial) by JukePop Serials. Glass Animals, a collection of 45 (mostly) literary flashes by Pure Slush. Will publish in late Jan 2013.

    Published: "The Glow" (chapter 1 of The Golden Heart of the World) appears at JukePop Serials.

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    1. Way to go, Steve! "The Glow" is off to a great start.

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