Monday, March 17, 2014

Week #11 Check-in

The end of Week 11 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like Dandelion Wine, or has Something Wicked gotten in the way?

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.

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.

26 comments:

  1. Written 2, submitted 2, no rejections and one acceptance of a vss/twitter story, which is more difficult than it sounds!
    When W1S1 didn't post on Sunday, I tried to imagine how I would keep up my motivation without you. I couldn't!

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    1. A great week! Sorry about the delay :/ but don't worry--we're still right here with you every word of the way!

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    2. W1S1 does have a way of keeping us on track.

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    3. Hi Linda! You're right, those twitter stories are burgers to find homes for. Congratulations on getting yours accepted--looking forward to reading it. Did you see this 140 contest: http://nanoism.net/meta/a-five-year-anniversary-twitterfiction-contest/ I submitted to it over the weekend.

      I know exactly how you feel about that motivation factor. I honestly think W1S1 is the only thing that's kept me writing over the past six weeks or so. :) Long live W1S1!

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    4. Thanks for the contest info, Von

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  2. Hi all

    Wrote and submitted one story: The Pearl Onion's Side of the Story (Linguistic Erosion)

    Nothing else to report.

    David

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    1. Hah, David--love that title. Sounds like a productive week.

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  3. Hey there fellow achievers.

    W1: "Top of the World" (micro); "Leaf Licker" (flash); "The Tutor" (flash).
    S1: short story to Lightspeed (true to their name, I got it back quickly...)

    Accept: Happy to report that "Seeing" (10,000 words) has been accepted at Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

    Published: I was interviewed by Susan Tepper at UNCOV/rd.

    Keep on keeping on y'all.

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    1. Congratulations on the acceptance at BCS! That's one of my very favorite magazines.

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    2. Excellent, Steve -- can't wait to read it.

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    3. Wowser, Stephen, congratulations on your acceptance to BCS! I did a double take when I read 10,000 words--I'm so used to you writing flash. Can't wait to give it a read. Your productivity inspires me.

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    4. Way to go on that acceptance! Excited to read it. Definitely makes the Lightspeed response easier haha

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  4. Submitted Escapers© feature to The Baja Citizen, should hear back by the end of the week. I probabily noted this before, "Shut Up Mother" second book in the "Mother Lode Trilogy" has been published on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback formats. Boring news, but anyway writing the third book "My Mad Mother" hopefully will be published by the end of July.

    I've had several poems accepted and published in the East Capers Peridocal and one news article published in The Baja Citizen and one book published since the beginning of the year. Nothing has changed the numeral of 1 against my name? Maybe I don't understand the system? Could someone enlighten me? Gracias

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    1. As long as you're submitting your accepted poems/stories via the forms above, your numeral should be updated in the next week or so.

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    2. Thanks Milo for your response, looks like I haven't been posting my stuff via the forms. I try to enter them shortly. Gracias.

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  5. Evil week, full of rejection.

    W1: Good news in this regard. Two flash fics at 1k each and two poems.

    S1: Sent out a bunch.

    I had a story out on Daily Science Fiction's mailing list today!

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    1. Look forward to reading your DSF tale.

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    2. Wow, Beth, I read your DSF story before bed last night. It blew me away, was not what I was expecting at all. I was anorexic as a teenager, so it hit pretty close to home. You were point on with the calorie counting and how anorexics share information (like a club in some ways.). Really powerful piece.

      Boo to evil rejection weeks. I hope this week is much better. :)

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    3. Von is right--it was great!

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  6. Finished the first draft of another Quasar tale and queried a dozen agents regarding my YA thriller.

    Published: "Deadbolt" in the current issue of Disturbed Digest and "Mercer's Ghost" (reprint) in the latest issue of Pulp Literature

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Hope you hear some happy news from those agents, and fast. And congrats on Deadbolt and Mercer's Ghost!

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  7. A slow week--lots of vacation followed by lots of work, and writing just got squeezed out. But I do have some plans for this week, so hopefully the words will flow as hot as Fahrenheit 451. :P

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  8. Got more words in on the Spider-thief novella. (Up over 14k now.) Made some revisions to a short story I've been having trouble selling.

    Rejections: a handful (Apex, Drabblecast, Bastion)
    Submissions: mostly resubs and a couple going out on the reprint circuit (Straeon, Podcastle, Psuedopod, Shimmer)
    Acceptances/Publications: none this week

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  9. Late posting, but I did have a good writing week.

    I wrote two sad flashes and one poem. My writing brain's been moving in an odd direction lately--reading too much Flannery O'Connor, I expect. I did some cleanup on a couple of longer short stories, but they still have a ways to go. I'm hoping to get at least one of them ready to go by the end of the month for an anthology call.

    No rejections and no acceptances.

    Two publications: "All the Way Home," the first of my Rocky stories, at http://www.kazkapress.net/?page_id=2199. and a drabble "Daddy's Gladiolas" at http://www.bostonliterarymagazine.com/spring14drabble.html#spring14gladiolas.html

    I submitted one drabble and two 140 fiction pieces--those are so much fun to write.

    Happy Writing, everyone! :)

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  10. Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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