Sunday, February 16, 2014

Week #7 Check-in

The end of Week 7 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 W1S1-related accepted, 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.

This year we have cool forms for reporting your acceptances and paid publications. Thanks to Jeff Chapman for the design work.

Please report ONLY accepted/published stories that you wrote as part of your participation in W1S1 (2011-2014).

(Please note that reports will not immediately appear, as they must be verified/processed by the weekly moderator)

 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.(Please note that reports will not immediately appear, as they must be verified/processed by the weekly moderator)

Even if you have no acceptance or publication news to report, please update us on your week's progress in the comments. Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them.

23 comments:

  1. W1: flash
    S1: short story

    Rough week for me, writing wise. I forced myself to finish the flash story at about 11:30 Saturday night with teeth metaphorically gritted. The weather messed up my routines, and winter is starting to wear me down.

    No news whatsoever on my submissions--not even any rejections, which is somewhat unusual considering the number of subs I've been keeping out lately (over 30 at the moment).

    But, in the positive column, a story of mine went out to DSF's e-mail list, and "Three Nights" was published at Kazka. My first W1S1 publication!

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    1. Way to end on a positive note -- nicely done, Brynn.

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    2. I know what you mean, I have 30+ subs out and hear very little news. Perhaps the editors got cold feet.

      Also, kudos on the publications!

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  2. Written: about 5k words between two different projects.
    S/R/A: none.
    Publication: "The Collections Agent" at Stupefying Stories SHOWCASE

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    1. Healthy word count there, and congratulations on the pub.

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  3. So glad I can finally share the acceptance of my story "Soulless in His Sight" (reprint) to appear in the Wastelands 2 anthology. The complete table of contents can be found here.

    Also accepted: "Scuttle" (reprint) to the Liquid Imagination anthology and "Imaginary Friendships Aren't the Easiest to Break" (reprint) to MicroHorror.

    Published: "Imaginary Friendships Aren't the Easiest to Break" @ MicroHorror and "Dance by the Light of the Moon" @ Perihelion.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Woohoo! Awesome on getting into antho, Milo. And nicely done on the reprint sales.

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  4. I made it through my first round of novel revisions and am getting that ready to send to first readers today. That means this week I'll get to play catch-up with my short submissions.

    Acceptance: "Bird Girl" (poem) to Niteblade

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    1. Good luck on revisions, and kudos on the acceptance. :)

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  5. Hectic school week, getting into the rhythm of my courses!

    W1: one poem, edited a second

    S1: one flash fiction, one poem

    Accepted: 0; one rewrite request

    Published: 0

    Rejected: 1 flash fiction

    Spent a great weekend at Anachrocon and concerts; otherwise, onwards I go!

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  6. Hi

    Got it done. Wrote and Subbed one piece. "Maggie went to the brook this time" sent to Gingerbread House.

    Hope all are doing well.

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    1. Good luck on your writing and subbing. :)

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  7. Did a bit of (re)subbing, but not getting a whole lot of rejections either. Need to get some reprints out there, too!

    Took first place in On Premises "21 and up" contest--quite surprised by that one. First time I've ever placed in their contest, too.

    Good luck everyone on your writing endeavors!

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  8. wrote 1
    sub'd 3 (2 resub's to other markets)
    and rewrite to lengthen an old flash story

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  9. It's great to see so many acceptances and publications posted this week. Congrats, everyone!

    It's been a frustrating week of non-fiction writing and much edits. No new fiction written (unless you count new words added to an existing story due to a rewrite request). I did sell a 6000-worder at pro rates (announcement forthcoming) and there's another very nice acceptance likely forthcoming as well -- I hope to be able to talk about both soon.

    No new fiction published last week, but the flash story I co-wrote with Alvaro Zinos-Amaro will be in this week's issue of Nature.

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    1. Good for you, Alex. It's inspiring to see you work so hard on so many fronts.

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  10. This week was:

    W1: "Life in the Hood" (flash)
    S1: flash to Digging Through the Fat

    Accept: Nada
    Published: "Men Are Not Dragons" (short story) at Fiction Vortex.

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  11. Written one short story and submitted it. No acceptances but no rejections.
    I'm writing pieces then finding a suitable outlet. Do you do this or do you focus on one genre so you know where your submissions will be most likely to find an appropriate home?

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    1. I do a little of both, but my preference is to write the piece and then look.

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  12. I've done lots of writing and subbing. My only sale was for an old story though - I'm still pleased, but no hall of fame points!

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  13. A busy week, but productive. Managed to get a story edited and sent, much stronger now than the first two drafts. Keeping my fingers crossed. Got some lofty goals for this week but some days off to accomplish them. Back to the grind!

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  14. Um. I oopsed. I reported an acceptance (Seedpaper) but then double checked my records and I don't think it was written while I was participating in W1S1. I'm sorry to whoever I just made more work for :(

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