Sunday, September 8, 2013

Week #36 Check-In

School has begun and many of us are moving into our fall schedules. Still finding time to write? We hope so.

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. Don't forget to post the link and 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 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.

28 comments:

  1. Written: 1.5k on a short story.
    Rejections: Gut-wrenching R on The Steampunk Novel from the agent that had requested the R&R. Also, 1 from Way of the Buffalo Podcast.
    Acceptances/Publications: None this week

    I did renew a contract with Stupefying Stories with assurances that "The Collections Agent" will be published within the next four weeks or so.

    And I got a four minute full request on The Steampunk Novel. (Just an hour or two after that gut-wrenching rejection.) Thank goodness I'm stubborn.

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    1. Let's hear it for stubbornness! I renewed a contract with Stupefying Stories over a month ago; maybe we'll appear in the same issue. Sure has taken long enough.

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  2. ooh a big week for me with two pro sales. One to the Dark Expanse and one to the Night Lands.

    And I got Unmoveable Sky. translated into Spanish and published in the Argentinian magazine, Xeno.

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    1. Way to go, Deborah! I'll try reading the Spanish version; I used to be almost bilingual, back in the day.

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    2. Oh great! You'll have to tell me how the translations reads, Milo.

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    3. Congrats Deborah, kudos to the translation and publication.

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  3. Wrote and subbed a story to Dark Expanse so fingers crossed there. Meanwhile, a couple of acceptances to report - a flash to the December House Seven Deadly Sins anthology and a 13000 SF novelette sale to Deepwood Publishing's Ruined Cities anthology.

    Write on all!

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    1. You and Deborah are really rocking those Dark Expanse stories. I keep meaning to join you. One of these days...

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    2. Do it, Milo. Dark Expanse has got your name all over it.

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    3. I agree - you'd write a great DE story.

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    4. Congrats, Simon on your SF pub, and BoL with DE.

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  4. Entrenched in revisions this week: 8K of Madame Antic's Hotel Grotesque polished up, 52K to go.

    Musa Publishing liked the first 20 pages of my novella Yakuza Territory and asked to take a look at the complete manuscript.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Sounds like a great week, Milo

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    2. Congrats on the request, Milo. And hey, 52K is nothin'! : )

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  5. My flash fiction piece was rejected by Long Story Short.

    Submitted a local color story to East Capers Peridiodical yesterday.

    Completed my final rewrie on my novel, it now with an editor. should hear how rotten it is next week.

    Everybody here seems to be writing, I want to join them in that fun.

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  6. Written a blogpost, submitted a story to a competition and had a short story "The truth of the matter" accepted for publication on Alfiedog in October. This has spurred me on to buckle down to a stricter regime of writing.
    Well done to all on your successes.

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  7. Hi all

    Not back in the groove, but still finding a wee time to write and submit. Did not get any acceptance but got no rejections either, so stale mate is good.

    Wrote and Submitted: An Incident at a Naomi Fien Slumber Party: The Squabble (Fiction 365)

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  8. Wrote a 3,000-word story this week, submitted a nonfiction piece, and received on rejection.

    But ... I did get an acceptance ($) for my write 1 from week 10. The Short Sweet Life of My Invisible Prom Date will be in the Winter 2014 issue of Mad Scientist Journal. All in all, not a bad week.

    Happy writing, everyone!

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  9. Fell a lil behind on writing due to a cold, but made a start on a dark fantasy piece.

    Most recent rejections from Geek Force Five, Drabblecast, and Abyss & Apex.

    Latest publication from Indian SF ($) for "Birth of a Witch".
    http://indiansf.in/2013/09/01/birth-of-a-witch-by-siobhan-gallagher/

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    1. Congrats, Siobhan. Will look forward to reading your piece.

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  10. Week 36

    W1: wrote one poem; added to a new short story

    S1: two poems, 1 flash fiction, 1 short fiction

    Accepted: 0

    Rejected: 2 short stories; 1 is back out the door, the other is now in revision

    Published: 0

    Congrats to all on the writing and submitting this week!

    Will stop poking for a bit ^_^, but my count should be at 21 on the Hall of Fame for this year.

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  11. It's been an insanely busy couple of weeks for me. No fiction writing done at all. On the bright side, I sent UFO2 to the printer, and am almost done selecting stories for Coffee. Final rejections and acceptances should go out tomorrow.

    I also translated a 3500 word story from Russian today. Dark fantasy/horror, very different from my own writing, which makes it more challenging and interesting. It's off with a couple of beta readers now, curious to see their take on it.

    A handful of rejections arrived, but nothing heartbreaking. I am trying to keep everything out on submission. Almost at the point where I will have time to write again, but dammit, I'm counting that translation as writing :)

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  12. Had a slower week writing and editing short stories, and responses from editors/publishers, but did finally (for reals this time) complete my novella, 'Feral Things,' and have sent it out into the world.

    Drafted: 1 short story, hope to finish this coming week, and maybe get two or three done for September.
    Rejections: 0
    Acceptances: 0
    Publications: 0
    Submissions: 1

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    1. Yahoo! Bet it feels great to have that out the door. Like that title.

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    2. Kudos on completing the novella! Bet that feels great.

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  13. Received an acceptance for my YA short story "The Guessing Game." It will appear in Youth Imagination (date TBD). The turn around time between submission and acceptance was very quick. Thanks WISI for the encouragement!

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    1. Excellent news! Don't forget to post a link when it is available.

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  14. Which reminds me that I forgot to check in this week (a lot going on in Ramey-life these days).

    W1: "Unicorn" (flash)

    S1: I forgot to do that, too. (ugh)

    Accept: Not this week

    Published: Not this week, but a couple of cool things coming soon.

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