Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Year 2 in Review

Wow.

When we started Write1Sub1 to follow in the footsteps of legendary author Ray Bradbury, we had high hopes for ourselves and for every participant willing to take this challenge head-on. The first year was a great success, but how'd we do this year?

Drumroll, please.

In 2012, we've seen 40 participants have close to 300 short stories and poems accepted for publication, and in addition, 150 of our W1S1 stories from the last two years have been published by paying markets. Visit our Published Work$ page to check 'em all out!

Write1Sub1 works. It's gotten us to submit fresh material in a timely fashion, to write stories that might not have been written otherwise, and it's forced us out of our comfort zones into new habits of consistent writing, editing, and submitting. Thank you, Mr. Bradbury, for inspiring us.

What's ahead? The same challenge in 2013 with Weekly and Monthly participant levels, and you can look forward to the community spirit W1S1 has come to be known for. We're all in this together, and it's never too late to join!

A few reminders as we head into our third year:
  • The 2013 Hall of Fame will list participants whose work written in 2013 has been accepted for publication. (Acceptances of 2011/2012 poems/stories will not count.)
  • Our Published Work$ page will continue to highlight participants who have earned money for their W1S1 efforts (2011, 2012, or 2013), whether it's been enough to buy a burrito or pay the mortgage. In the Sunday Weekly Check-in, participants can state whether acceptances are paid sales, and we'll be added to the Published Work$ page once the link to our online/print story is available.
  • Many of us are working on novels in addition to our short fiction, and we'll be sharing about our progress in the Weekly Check-ins. But remember that Write1Sub1 is all about our short fiction, first and foremost.
  • And lastly but not leastly, there's a Write1Sub1 Anthology in the works. Ain't that cool? Stay tuned for details!

We're almost there, folks. The finish line for Write1Sub1 2012 is just a few days away. Keep up the good work, and let's spread the word:

Write1Sub1 2013 is right around the corner!

15 comments:

  1. Hooray for W1S1! I look forward to my 3rd year.

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    1. I agree - it will be second year for me.

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    2. Glad to have you both along for the ride!

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  2. Three is supposed to be the charm, right :-]

    I've updated the Published Work$ page, and will be announcing the anthology "rules" over the weekend.

    Here's to a tremendous year for us all. Let's take the writing world by storm once again.

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    1. Can't wait to see how the anthology unfolds.

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  3. Glad we're going into 2013 with this. :) And... did someone say... anthology? *earsperked*

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    1. Why, yes they did, and they'll be saying more this weekend :-)

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  4. I'm back for another try. Haven't managed to make it through a whole year yet but do a little more each time :)

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    1. Keep on keepin' on, right?

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    2. Can't wait to see what 2013 holds. So glad I committed to W1S1 2012. In hindsight, can't believe I wrote one story per week for a year. Couldn't have done it without all of you! And . . . anthology!?!

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    3. It's a great feeling, ain't it?

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  5. I failed miserably last year - only submitted one story and then life sort of steam-rolled me. However, that is one more story than I submitted the year before.

    Hope to join in for 2013 and with better success! I have a backlog of stories to prepare for submission.

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  6. 2012 has been great for me. OK, I didn't manage to write 52 new pieces, but I came close and I think my distractions should be taken into account ... I got married and had a novel published and self published another.

    Thanks so much for organising this and count me in for 2013.

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    1. Those are some very cool distractions, Patsy. You're forgiven. =]

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