Monday, July 29, 2013

Week #30 and Month #6 Check in + The July Machineries-of-Joy Blogfest

So how has the writing gone this week/month?

If you've managed to write a story or poem and submit it, comment today and let everyone cheer! If something you've written as part of W1S1, whether this year or in previous years, has been accepted, let us know so your name can be added to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Champions. And if stuff has gotten in the way of your writing or you're starting to feel like a rejection magnet, let us know, so we can commiserate. We're all in this together.

And don't forget to let us know when your W1S1 creations are published so they can be mentioned in the weekly Satummary. Be sure to note if they're paid publications ($) so they can be added to the Published Work$ page. Publications qualify for this page as long as they were written during any year's W1S1 participation, whether they pay pro rates or help you pay for morning coffee. While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put tea in a writer's teapot.

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

Meanwhile, are YOU one of the July Machineries-of-Joy?

At the end of each month 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 July Machineries-of-Joy Blogfest Award, named after Ray Bradbury's short story. If you've met your W1S1 writing goals during the month of July, 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!


  1. Sorry about the delay. I meant to have this up yesterday but there were some technical problems with the linked widget.

  2. My story “The Facts in the Case of M. Hussman” was published this month in Bards and Sages Quarterly ($). Still working on that never-ending novella. Reworked and submitted an old flash story from a contest last year and wrote a prologue for a new novella. The month ended on a sour note. One of my stories was short-listed for a pro anthology but didn't make the final cut.

  3. Better late than never, and thanks for holding the W1S1 reigns this month, Jeff!

    I had an amazing week, with a total of 3 ($) sales.

    Stupefying Stories picked up "An Indelible Feast" and "The Storyteller" both of which will likely be used for their Showcase web site.

    And I sold "The Rumination on What Isn't" which I believe to be the strongest flash story I've written to date, to Nature.

    My total number of original short stories sold/accepted for publication stands at 52! Onward to 100 -- wrote a 4700 word story which I'm polishing up and will submit this week.

    1. Great news, Alex. Sounds like you've been busy.

  4. Late check in, sorry. A couple of acceptances to report - another flash to December House and a haiku to Trapeze, which was also published this week.

  5. Sorry to be late to the party. Remodeling on a very tight budget = sucks to be me. This week in Ramey:

    W1: "It's Just That Simple" flash

    S1: Dang!

    Accept: Not this week

    Published: "The Planting" at Cease, Cows.

    Here's to next week (er, this week, actually) :-]

  6. Somehow on my trip to London I found time to pound out a few words to finish July's story. Just in time. Needs a bit of editing--came up with a chorus idea toward the end, gotta go back and thread it in. But I like where it went. Got some promising ideas for August. Hopefully I'll have more time for it.

    Got a rejection for a hopeful from Electric Spec and Flash Fiction Online. Time to reread and resubmit. Looking forward to it.

  7. Very late check in!
    Met my goals for July, wrote one and subbed one.
    3 rejects this month (a slow month!)
    2 publications - June email story from DSF went live on site July 3.
    July 31 publication in Nature's Futures. Linked both.
    Cheers to all - keep on keepin' on!
    Lee Hallison (preview shows me as anonymous, not sure my "comment as will work)

  8. Not a bad month... Wrote 3 flash pieces--have yet to send the last one out.

    Two acceptances for flash pieces from Bete Noire and Perhelion.

    Published "Tag Team" from The Lorelei Signal:

    Interestingly, wasn't as many rejections as I thought there'd be. Must be saving them up for next month.

    1. Whoops, forgot the ($) next to Lorelei Signal--they're a paying market.

  9. Glad I'm not the only one late to the party. Managed to meet my monthly W1S1 goal with a couple extra stories written, to boot.

    Write on, everybody!

  10. Checking in after unplugging for six weeks while I was at Odyssey Writing Workshop! Unfortunately, I didn't submit anything new during the month of July (mostly due to Odyssey fallout--I feel like I need to reexamine everything written pre-Odyssey), but I did write up a storm while I was there.

    I also sold two W1S1 stories last month: "Battle Lines" to Plasma Frequency (which is out now in their current issue) and "Item Not As Described" to UFO 2! So it's been a great couple of months for me, even if I ended up missing my W1S1 submission goal for July.

    Now I'm home and readjusted to normal life, so it's time to get back in the swing of things!

    1. Ah, and I suppose I should mention that "Battle Lines" is a paid publication, so I suppose it qualifies for the Published Work$ page! Here's a link:

  11. It's been a good month-- heck, I signed a two book deal with HarperCollins Voyager! I won't complain.

    I made a flurry of sales the past week, including two poems to the Metastasis anthology ($)($) and three poems to Strong Verse ($)($)($). I also had two flash sales this month, to Every Day Fiction ($) and Metro Fiction ($).

    I made my writing goal for the month with a 4,100-word story. I also finished up a full round of novel edits (this being the new novel, not the sold one).

    1. Well done, Beth! Keep that momentum going.

    2. Heh, I wouldn't complain either if I had a book deal with HarperCollins. Congrats!

  12. A good month that zoomed by:

    Wrote: "The Things I Learned He Was Not,"

    Subbed: 3 pieces last week, so 6 for the month (hope to bring this up to at least 15 for August)

    Rejections: 2

    Publications: Her Quest for a Beating Heart at The Lorelei Signal ($) -

    Acceptances: 1, "A Deft Hand Dormant to Every Day Poets ($)

    Good Luck for August everyone!

    1. Kudos on the sale, I'll look for it in EDP. :)

  13. Been a busy month. Working revisions on The Steampunk Novel for an agent, wrote a new piece of flash fiction for possible audio broadcast, more revisions on the SF Western Novella, drafting the Magicpunk Thriller and subbing a few things that came back in.

    Not a lot of success aside from getting new words on paper, but it all starts there.

    1. Nice story on Abyss and Apex, A.G. Strong work.