Sunday, March 2, 2014

Week #9 Check-in & February Fahrenheit Awards

The end of Week 9 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.

February Fahrenheit Blogfest

The second month of Write1Sub1 2014 is over. Two months down, ten to go!

Are YOU a "February Fahrenheit" winner?

At the end of each month, we publish a list of everyone who has managed to stick to the challenge: weekly or monthly. This month, everyone who has done so receives the February Fahrenheit Award (in honor of Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451).

So if you've met your W1S1 writing goals during February, 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. We'll be sure to check it out!



BLOGFEST RULES: Visit all of the participants above and give them each a virtual slap on the back for their success this month. Then visit their published works, and leave a comment if possible. Well done, everyone!

28 comments:

  1. Written one for http://www.headingleylitfest.org.uk/programme.html and submitted one, no acceptances and no rejections.

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  2. Wrote/subbed "From Gaia to Proxima Centauri" (4K) and am still plugging away on novel edits.

    Published: a reprint of "You Kill Me" in the latest issue of Niteblade.

    Write on, everybody!

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  3. Mostly novel work here, but I wrote and subbed a 6K fantasy short so I'm good for Feb.

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  4. Busy, crappy week with work and illness, but decent enough on writing
    Wrote and Subbed: "Stay in Shape and Earn Money at the Same Time" to Shotgun Honey

    My story got accepted on a contest for an art museum "A Complete Clean out, but leave the chandelier" It will be up at the museum with the inspiring photo UMass Museum of Contemporary Art. I won two tickets to a fine art performance of my choice, so that's forty bucks worth for my story.

    I also got a rewrite request from Goreyesque,, which I will do this week.

    Keep it up everyone/

    David

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  5. Even though I wrote 22,500 words this month, I blew it, since those words are in one story, that is clearly not short. I've accepted the fact that sometimes I need to write a novel and the shorts will be there when I'm ready.

    I did make three submissions for the month, had five (or so, I lost count) rejections, and one publication. Yesterday, my W1/S1 flash from last year, Straying from the Path, went live on Flash Fiction Online.

    Happy writing, all!

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    1. Congrats on the FFO publication! I enjoyed it! :)

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  6. Wrote a 6,000-word fantasy adventure story I'm happy with. Looking forward to editing it, and while writing it got an idea for another story that might turn into my March W1S1. Subbed one to Flash Fiction Online.

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  7. Realized that I had a few pieces ready to resubmit, so those went out this week. No new submissions, which tells me that it's time to take some of these first drafts and polish them up.
    The writing has been happening in fits and spurts-- I'll need to try for more sustained effort, but glad to say I'm still at it!

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    1. Fits and spurts are the way of it sometimes--keep on keeping on!

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  8. Sold a story to The Nightland this week, and two tweets to Twiction Addiction this morning. Did I finish anything, checks. Nah. But I did a few non fictions pieces (author interviews and guest posts) and did a couple of substantial edits to get two stories down to fit word count. So working hard, folks.

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  9. I had a really awesome poetry acceptance this week that I can't report yet as I await a contract. But soon! I have another poem that's in revisions at a different magazine.

    I spent last week playing catch-up with more submissions. I sent out over 40 things in like the past week and a half. It was crazy. It started to burn me out, actually.

    I wrote two new poems and sent one out, so I met my W1S1 for the month.

    Right now I'm doing another round of revisions on the novel I wrote in January. I had feedback from two readers--overall positive feedback, too. That's always a huge relief!

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    1. Congratulations, Beth. I've been subbing a lot this last couple of weeks too. It got to a point when it was taking over my writing time. Balance is tricky, sometimes.

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  10. I'm a winner for February! Completed my story early in the month, now ready to move on to March. :)

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    1. Congrats for February! Hope March is just as successful!

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  11. You guys are wonderful. I have been inspired time and again to write a story. It is just the tedious life duties that keep getting in the way. Hopefully one day I will shout too, after submitting one.

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    1. The stories will come. :) We look forward to hearing you shout of your successful submissions!

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  12. Opening on March 21 in Los Barriles by the sea
    Baja Shakespeare stages a play in rhyming poetry
    Iambic pentameter has our Gringolandia yapping
    Can neighbors pull this play off with their acting?
    In the spirit of the bard but not that highbrow stuff
    Bluejeans horse opera verse, good versus evil guff
    No Elizabethan prances, square dances the choice
    Bluegrass band music, sung with twanging voices

    That's the poetic headline for a feature story on this seasons Baja Shakespeare's new play The Puppet's Ire, written in Iambic and other pentameters by a local playwright, Larry Epstein. A real gamble.

    http://www.bajacitizen.com

    My second book in my Mother Lode Trilogy has been published on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback formats. http://www.amazon.com/Shut-Up-Mother-everything-evermore-ebook/dp/B00ILUQTQA/ref=la_B0078WTTX2_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393789460&sr=1-5 Now deep into the third and final volume in the Trilogy; My Mad Mother.

    Writing is easy by comparison to the hellish slugging of editing, which has taken forever it seems.

    Wonderful to read these posts by other scriveners scribbling and submitting their work. Oh, the joy of acceptance.

    John

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  13. No acceptances of W1S1 stories to report, but I am keeping up with writing and subbing goals.

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    1. Good for you! Keep chugging away, those acceptances will come. :D

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  14. I've managed to meet my Write 1 monthly goal, and exceed my Sub 1 monthly goal, but I've just been adding to the pile of non-responses!! I did have several rejects earlier in the month.
    No accepts this year so far.
    Congrats to all for sticking with it, let's get those stories written & out!

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  15. I wrote and subbed a flash story this month, so I met my monthly goal!

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  16. Did not meet the goal this month of finishing a story--words were written, but the story grew longer than intended, and became side-tracked with rewrite requests. Hopefully I'll make that up doubly-so next month. However, ended the month on a positive note with a sale to Perihelion.

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    1. Good for you for writing! Even if the story isn't complete yet, I'm sure you're a better writer for the practice. And way to go with the Perihelion sale!

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  17. It's been a reasonable month for me. Met my goals of writing and submitting and had two pieces published, an article and an interview both in Flash Fiction Chronicles - no stories published this month, but plenty awaiting responses.

    Its always wonderful to come here and read other writer's successes..

    Rohini

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    1. Congratulations on reaching your writing/subbing goals!

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  18. Made my goals for February (yay, me!). For the week:

    W1: "Petrified City" flash; "Dance it Down" flash; "Through a Plate Glass Window" flash
    S1: flash to Bartleby Snopes

    Accept: "The Other Cummings" (flash) by The Strip

    Published: Nothing new, but "Men Are Not Dragons" was selected an Editors' Choice at Fiction Vortex. If you like the story, please vote for it at the Readers' Choice poll. The race is neck and neck :-)

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