Sunday, March 31, 2013

Week #13 Check-in and Monster Award


You made it to the end of Week #13 and Month #3!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like The Tell-Tale Heart or did they go back At the Mountains of Madness?

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 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 peanut butter on a writer's toast.

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

MARCH MONSTER BLOGFEST


Are YOU a "March Monster" winner?

At the end of each month here at Write1Sub1, we publish a list of everyone who has managed to stick to the challenge: whether weekly, monthly or whatever variant is working for you.        

This month, everyone who has done so receives the March Monster Blogfest Award (in honor of Ray Bradbury's first collection of short stories).

So if you've met your W1S1 writing goals during the month of March, just add your name and blog URL to the linky widget below.

And if you've had something W1S1-related published this month that you're particularly proud of, add its title and URL to the widget as well, and we'll be sure to check it out!




BLOGFEST RULES: Visit all of the participants above and give them each a virtual slap on the back for their success this month. Then visit their published works, and leave a comment if possible. Well done, everybody!

85 comments:

  1. Hi Pluggers. Not a bad week for me. Got a few rejections, that I sent right out and wrote a couple things and got them out as well.

    Wrote and Submitted: Mrs Topps Returns from the Country (Oulipo PornoBongo: Anthology of Erotic Oulipo Writing)
    The Guys I Drink With (Charon Devotional Anthology)

    Rejections: Angus at His Stool, A Chair to Sit. Both were sent out right away again

    Acceptance: Mrs Topps Returns from the Country was accepted to the Oulipo Anthology.

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    1. Keep up the good work, David!

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    2. Congrats, David. Nice work keeping your stories active too.

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    3. Congrats, David. Right back out is the way to go!

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    4. Thomas E3/31/2013

      Congrats David. Nice result.

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    5. Nice work sending your stories back out, David. That's something I need to learn. Best of luck this week!

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  2. Anonymous3/31/2013

    May a mighty monster blog-fest be your ultimate destination today!

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  3. Glad to see the blogfest back this month.

    Working through the second round of revisions on my novella Immaterial Evidence, and I should have the new, improved version back to my editor this week.

    Published: "Dahlia's Feast" from W1S1 2011 in the latest issue of Aoife's Kiss ($)

    Also: Big Pulp posted "Harbinger of Arroyo Seco" on their site, so now it can be read in print or online.

    Write on, everybody, and Happy Easter!

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    1. Congrats on the pub, Milo and best of luck on sending in your revisions.

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    2. Congratulations, Milo! I loved your story at Big Pulp, great characters.

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    3. Enjoyed reading your Harbinger story. I thought it was going elsewhere - it kept me guessing. Well written.

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  4. I had a pretty good month.
    Subbed: some new pieces along with some re-subs.
    Rejections: not this week.
    Acceptance: W1S1 2011 "The Dead River," to Roar & Thunder ($)
    Published: not this week.

    Congrats to everyone who achieved their goals this month. Feel free to copy the blogfest monster banner to post on your website along with any and all publications and acceptances, then visit your writing friends for a good shout out.

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    1. Congrats on the sale, Erin.

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    2. Congrats on your acceptance to Roar & Thunder--what an awesome way to end the month. Best of luck next month. Thanks for the monster button--very spiffy edition to my blog. :)

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  5. Another slow month. Just managed a short story and a post on my blog.
    Short travelogue on http://www.elfm.co.uk/listen-again/the-deli-drive/
    Must find homes for some of my work; we're a quarter of the way through the year!
    May I congratulate you on your successes.

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    1. I find the beginning of the year always slow. Congrats on reaching your W1S1 goals.

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  6. March was a good month. Been making my weekly goals fairly steadily. Here's this week's run-down:

    W1: finished three new poems, started a fourth; wrote 650 words in a new short story; finished edits from a 900 word flash, “Vondel Park”

    S1: seven poems, including the three new ones; the newly edited 900 word flash; a 250 word flash; and a 1,065 short story reprint

    Accepted: two poems to Abyss & Apex for their July 2013 issue

    Published: “Asteroid Orphan”, poem, Aoife’s Kiss 44 – under my maiden name, unfortunately, and on the cover too! Ah well, wrote and subbed while still under my maiden name; asked for a correction a few months ago, but didn't follow-up to confirm *shrugs*. I won’t have this problem later in my career. ^_^

    “Maud Gonne, After”, poem, Mythic Delirum 28

    Rejected: 5 poems; 2 personal, 3 form

    -Alicia Cole

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    1. Sounds like a productive week, Alicia.

      If I were you, I'd assume that Aoife's Kiss issue with your maiden name will become a rare collector's item in the future. :)

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    2. Excellent work, Alicia. Congrats on meeting your goals and on all your successes. I look forward to reading your poems at Abyss & Apex.

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  7. SF story written and subbed this month so I'm keeping up. One success to report this week - a fantasy short story from W1S1 2012 was bought by Bards and Sages Quarterly.

    Keep up the good work all!

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    1. Thomas E3/31/2013

      That's a cool market, Simon.

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    2. Great news, Simon. Congrats on meeting your goals. And I know you've got lots of other goodness brewing.

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    3. Congrats on the sale, Simon!

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  8. Thomas E3/31/2013

    SF short story written, a flash submitted.

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    1. And that's what it takes. Congrats on meeting your goals, Thomas.

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  9. Crazy month, but I made my goals. I wrote over 50,000 words on the new novel, and also wrote a new story and two poems.

    Submitted: new poem

    Acceptance: my new story for the month, "Bloom," will be published in 713 Flash this coming week ($)

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    1. Amazing work, Beth. Congrats on your hard work, and well deserved acceptance.

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  10. Submissions: 3 Everyday Fiction

    Acceptance & Published: 2 Feature Escapers© Stories at The Baja Citizen In La Paz. 1. Juicy Painter Daptures Mexico 2. Dream Show Connects Big Time

    Acceptance & Published: I Story East Capers Periiodico. 1 Story Juicy Painter Captures Mexico

    Poems accepted and published in The East Capers Periiodico.: 1. Arroyo Gjazal 2. Purple Poesy

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    1. Great news, John! Congrats on your successes and meeting your goals.

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  11. A quiet week. I wrote a story and submitted a poem, no rejections, no acceptances, but considering how hectic my March was, I'll take it. I'm still hanging in there for the weekly challenge (amazingly) and really loving it.

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    1. That's how my March went too. Best of luck and congrats for meeting your goals.

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  12. Slow writing week this time. Note much time to write or sub.
    But one acceptance - Everyday Poets took my poem 'words from stars'.

    Its been quite a good month - two flash stories published and a non fiction piece.
    Still on track, slow or not.

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    1. Congrats on 'words from stars', Rohini!

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    2. Congrats on your acceptance, Rohini! I look forward to reading it.

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  13. Cheating a bit this week due to Uni deadlines! Submitted a heavily edited version of Week 9's story to Every Day Fiction; it's practically a different story!

    No responses this week. Quarter of the way there!

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    1. Keep on with it, and good luck with your submissions.

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  14. Week 13 was a success for me. I Wrote a piece, sold another and subbed three more. Plus, my poem 'Rest' was published by Every Day Poets ($$) --> http://www.everydaypoets.com/rest-by-rhonda-parrish/

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    1. Sounds like a great week, Rhonda. Well done!

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    2. Congrats on your sale. I loved your poem, "Rest."

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    3. Loved your poem. Left a comment there too.

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    4. Thank you guys, you're awesome :)

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  15. Last week I managed to write and submit a story, but struggled with finding time to revise older pieces.

    This week I did extensive revisions and resubmitted them, but didn't write anything new. The pendulum has swung the other direction...

    But the good news is that I'm learning to strike that balance. I'm excited to see what I can pull off for Week 14.

    Onwards!

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    1. Still a success. Extensive revisions is more than you think. Good work.

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  16. A round of kudos to everyone!

    This month was a bit more active. Submitted 29 times, received a bunch of R's, wrote three new stores. Hoping next month I'll hear back from some loud crickets.

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    1. Best of luck on those replies...29 times, nice!

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  17. Wrote 1 brand new story and beefed up a 10,000 word story to an 18,000 word story. Submitted to a couple places. No rejections. One acceptance of a W1S1 piece, from Miracle E-Zine.

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    1. Congrats on your acceptance, Nathaniel, and good luck with your submissions.

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  18. Congrats to everyone who has reached their goals!

    I finished and submitted one short story and started two more. I have three pending responses, and I received four rejections. No acceptances so far.

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    1. Best of luck on those pending pieces, Mekenzie, and congrats on meeting your goals.

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  19. Thanks for the monster poster and the new button--very cool additions to my blog.

    I wrote three pieces this week, one micro-flash, one flash, and one poem.

    I had one story published this week over at Everyday Fiction $: http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-real-mom-by-von-rupert/

    I had two rejections this week. I'm very thankful for the comments that accompanied them. Both pieces were outside of my my normal writing style and the comments helped me see where I went wrong and how I can maybe correct my mistakes. :)

    It was a good week. Congrats to everyone on all your hard work this week. Happy Writing and submitting!

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    1. Congrats on your publication and writing outside your norm. I find that very important in bettering yourself as a writer.

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  21. Survived the month! Glad I went with the monthly plan - managed to write a story almost every week but only subbed during the first couple of weeks. And this week I only revised, did not write a story.
    Very busy though:
    Subs - 6
    Form Rejects - 3
    Personal Rejects - 3 (all very helpful)
    Accepts - 3 (2 reprints to Toasted Cake podcast, one short story to Daily Science Fiction)all $
    Still waiting on two extremely old subs - one passed the one-year mark this month :(

    Congratulations to everyone for sticking with it!
    (sorry for the messed up post above)

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    1. Excellent news, Lee. Congrats on your acceptances.

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  22. Congrats, All!

    Written: 1,600 word horror
    Subs: 1 new, 1 resub, 1 reprint
    Rejections: 2 form, 1 personal
    Acceptances: 'Destiny Fell in Love,' a fantasy flash, at Every Day Fiction. Also had two stories passed to the 2nd round at Waylines and Daily Science Fiction. Fingers crossed!

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    1. Good luck with those stories, Michelle!

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  23. Lot's of progress, gang. Nice.

    My own week was:

    W1: untitled flash

    S1: flash to Nib; micro to Orion Headless, 3 flashes to Bevel Summers Prize, 3 flashes to Write Wing

    Accept: "How I Found My Way Here" and "The Tryst" to Write Wing (both early W1S1 stories)

    Published: Stay tuned.

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    1. Congrats on your acceptances, Steve.

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  24. Finished and sent out two flash segments to an ongoing series at Avenir Eclectia. Did a lot of editing on the novel and some new work. Edited and released a story from my backlog to Amazon which I decided to make the first in a story series. Started two new stories. I need to pick something and finish it. : )

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    1. Yes, finishing stories is a must. I have a few of them myself. Good luck, Jeff.

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  25. I keep writing and sending out small things, so far no acceptances but short fiction is new to me so I'm going to keep working on it. Got a rejection from a publisher with very helpful detailed critiques, much appreciated. Cathy Tenzo

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    1. Just keep writing and submitting, and your odds will only increase, Cathy. Best of luck.

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  26. After two productive months this year, March was a disaster (life getting in the way again).

    But the good news is that my January W1/S1 entry earned me some cash ... first time ever!

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    1. Oh yeah ... here's a link to the announcement of the $$ I won for my story "Actuarial Year." I placed 2nd in the contest.

      http://www.soa.org/Professional-Interests/speculative-fiction-contest.aspx

      And I placed a link to the winning story in the widget above.

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    2. Congratulations, Melvyn. Well done!

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  27. I only got my submission done on the last day, it's been a hectic month! And I got some flash fiction and blog posts written up well in advance that covered the writing side.

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