Sunday, February 23, 2014

Week #8 Check-in

The end of Week 8 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.

41 comments:

  1. Wrote one flash piece and submitted; wrote my weekly poem also but I think I'll wait until I have a few to send out before submitting.

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    1. Way to W1S1 -- keep that forward momentum.

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    2. Hiya, Carinthia! Sounds like you can count the week as a definite success. Congrats! I'm usually too impatient to wait until I have more than one poem to send off--I send them off one at a time and usually to the same market every single time. :)

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  2. Novel edits this week + my publisher assigned a cover artist for the Captain Quasar novel, and it's been a blast brainstorming ideas with him.

    Finished the first draft of a 4K tale an editor invited me to submit -- the only stipulation: it had to be "sciency".

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. And thanks for the kind comment over at Fiction Vortex.

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    2. How exciting, Milo! I love it when different mediums of art combine. Book covers are such a cool example of that. I hope your cover artist reads your book before designing the cover--readers can always tell. :) Awesome about the 4K story--I hope we see it in a TOC soon.

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  3. This week in W1S1:

    W1: "The Tomatotron Project" (flash); "Weightless" (flash); "Sweetness" (flash).
    S1: Flash to Press 53; flash to Every Day Fiction; flash to The Fabulist; flash to Phantom Drift; 3 flashes to Hark; short story to Pure Slush 2014 project.

    Accept: "Wounds" by Pure Slush; "Jehovah's Joint" will be reprinted in Sea Drift from scars.tv this summer.
    Published: Not this week.

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    1. Wowser, Stephen! What a productive week you had. That's an impressive number of submissions. Congratulations on your acceptance and your reprint. NICE week.

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  4. Another 3k words written this week (split between two projects). Trying hard to finish up a story (or two) by the end of the month.

    Everything else is quiet (except for some increasingly vocal crickets).

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    1. Great word count for the week. You could always try a 100 word story to submit by the end of the month--those are always fun. Or a 140 fiction--I need to get back into those. :) Hmm, crickets. I hope they make music for you soon. :)

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  5. This has been the week to play catch-up with all the small submissions that have been ignored for two months. I sent out 11 reprint story submissions and 21 poems since Monday. I've already had some rejections in turn, but I'll be sending out more in the next few days. I still need a new poem out for this month, too.

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    1. Holy cow, Beth! That's a huge number of submissions--awesome. It's nice to get those fast turn around rejections, a little less painful and a lot easier to send out again. (At least they feel that way to me.) :) Best of luck with that new poem.

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  6. with a week off I got some writing down. Wrote and submitted three pieces

    wrote and subbed: A Regular Tries to Franchise his Business (Asimovs)
    How to Woo a Lady with the Aid of Ball Peen Hammer (Black Scat Review)
    A Complete Clean-out, But Leave the Chandelier (UMass Museum of Contemporary Art Contest)

    Two Published this week
    One in Every Day Fiction : The Back-up bartender
    One in Yesteryear Fiction: The Quest for the Golden Cake

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    1. David, you come up with the funniest titles! :) Thanks for the chuckle. I read your story at EDF--awesome work with that. I'll get over and leave a comment soon--I read it on my cellphone and NO ONE wants to see me leave a comment with that keyboard. I tend to write (accidentally) the oddest things. ;) I'll check out your Golden Cake story, too.

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    2. I'm watching your wins closely, Dave. One of these days I'll get up to Mass. to have a drink and compare notes.

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  7. Written two, submitted one, no rejections and 2 published http://fiftywordstories.com/2014/02/19/linda-casper-surprise-proposal/
    http://thestoryshack.com/2014/02/19/picture-house-linda-casper-illustrated-kristy-lankford/

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    1. CONGRATS, Linda on two published stories this week. :) They were awesome. I especially loved The Picture House---something about the tone and the voice really spoke to me. I kept picturing my grandmother and grandfather because my Granny used to talk about "the picture house" and going to "the pictures" in town. By the time I was born, the picture house was long gone. So sad to think about things that were such a fixture for one generation that are destroyed by the next.

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  8. W1: finished one poem, wrote another; final edited a poetry cycle; drafted a non-fiction article with partner

    S1: one poetry chapbook; two poems

    Accepted: "Fast-Acting Love Spell" to Right Hand Pointing's One Sentence Poetry #73

    Rejected: poem cycle from Right Hand Pointing

    Published: 0

    Otherwise: copy editing, grad school, getting ready for Mardi Gras

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    1. Hi Alicia! Sounds like another busy week for you. Congrats on your poetry acceptance. Your title made me smile. And how wonderful to be getting ready for Mardi Gras!!! What fun! New Orleans is such a wonderful city. I've only ever been in the summer time, but I loved it.

      P.S. What is a poetry cycle?

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    2. A poetry cycle is a series of poem that interweave - they all go together!

      We had a blast at Mardi Gras!!! Getting back into the swing of things and getting an update in for this week.

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  9. Two painful rejections this week, but still have one hopeful out there. Pin up the rejection slips and back to the grind--got some fun ideas I want to work on tonight, if I can mobilize. Then have longer pieces to finish: a novel hovering over my head and episode two of a screenplay . . . lots to do, lots to do . . .

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    1. That's a great response, Devin. Here's hoping you get a joyful acceptance soon.

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    2. Bummer about those two painful rejections, but send them back out there! Their perfect homes are just around the corner. Nice to hear about your screenplay progress. :)

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  10. I've been consumed with subbing this past week. My writing group is doing a challenge. Reprints to English and non-English markets, poems multi subbed and sim subbed to literary venues, orginals (many of, some previously languishing).

    I've made a few sales, too. To the British Fantasy Journal, to Penumbra, and to Tales of the Talisman.

    And in special exciting news, a anthology I'm in 'After Death' has just been nominated for the Bram Stoker awards.

    What a week.

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    1. So cool, Deborah. Congratulations!

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    2. Congrats on the nomination! And the sales. Sounds like you're on a roll. :)

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    3. So much awesome! Congratulations!

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    4. That is all kinds of awesome and WOWserness!!! :) Congrats, Deborah. Reading about your writing and sales this year has been such an inspiration--really nice to see your work receiving so much love! Here's to many, many more weeks like this one.

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  11. Nothing special this week. Wrote two and subbed one. No acceptances but waiting to hear from several places.
    Slow but steady.

    Rohini

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    1. Sounds like a good week, Rohini! Writing-wise, February has been slow and steady for me, too. Feels like publishers are taking their time with both rejections and acceptances.

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  12. I had a good week. Wrote a lot, subbed a lot of my backlist and had a sale and an acceptance to report as well. In my world, it doesn't get much better :)

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    1. Yay! That IS a good week. Congrats on your sale and on your acceptance--both in one week is super. I'm so glad you're posting your progress over here again. :)

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  13. Hola fellow writers, I'm late as usual, several weeks in fact. Editing has been a horrible ordeal but my second book in my "Mother Lode Trilogy" "Shut Up Mother" has finally been published on Amazon in paperback and eBook formats. Now on the third and final book, should be completed before summer, god willing.

    Subimitted a feature to The La Paz Citizen and have been accepted. My poem "Blown Away" has been published on the East Capers Periodical magazine. I'll add URLs to both later. Gracias,

    John David Lionel Brooke

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    1. I was wondering what happened to you, John! I didn't post last week, but I definitely noticed you were missing for a few weeks before that. Good to have you back. :) Congratulations on publishing your book AND on your poem and feature acceptances. Looking forward to reading them. Have a wonderful week! :)

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  14. Hi Writers! :) I never got around to posting last week, and I'm really late this week, but it's so nice just to be back over here reading everyone's progress. Such an inspiration!

    I have been writing and submitting. One flash written during my non-posting week and one flash submitted. Last week I wrote two poems and one flash and I submitted one flash.

    One publication, "The Circus" over at Every Day Poets: http://www.everydaypoets.com/the-circus-by-von-rupert/#disqus_thread This was one of my NaNoPAD poems from November, so I'm particularly thrilled that it found a home. (My first time trying NaNoPAD.)

    One rejection from DSF, but I turned around and submitted it to a different market almost immediately, and GUESS WHAT??? Acceptance.($) :) It will be part of Kazka's Journeys issue next month. This is an exciting sale for me because It's the first of my Rocky stories. Rocky is a tough chick who has since squeezed herself into two more flash stories--the first time that's ever happened to me.

    I hope you all have a wonderful week! ♥

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    1. So cool, Von. Congratulations all around. Sound like you're on to something with Rocky.

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  15. For such a cruel month in the northeast U.S., February’s been good to me.

    “Valentine Promises, Valentine Regrets” was published by Pure Slush’s “Year of Travel” Feb. 12, under the pen name of Carolyn Foulkes, at http://pureslush.webs.com/valentinepromises.htm.

    “Settling Scores with Queenie” was published by Writers Haven Feb. 7, at http://original-writer.com/writershavenissue15page10walter.html. The evening news is overflowing with stories of “affluenza” and the outrageous behavior of entitled people.

    Reviewed an ARC of Argosy’s Pulp Modern vol. 2 for their promotion and posting to Goodreads. Amazon and my blog.

    Three erotic romances were accepted by House of Erotica, to be anthologized as a novella. Pays royalties.

    “Attic Stowaway” and “Dance with the Jersey Devil” were rejected by Liquid Illumination and Jersey Devil Press respectively.

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  16. I got an honorable mention in a local contest this week. Otherwise I just spend time submitting. I wrote a few micro flash pieces.

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  17. Opened a literary journal! http://www.thisverybreath.com/

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  18. this is really strange.. i don't see my reply from last week...

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