Sunday, April 6, 2014

Week #14 Weigh-In

The end of Week 14 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed Quicker than the Eye, or has A Sound of Thunder 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 our acceptances and paid publications. (Thanks to Jeff Chapman for keeping us organized.)

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 coffee or tea in a writer's favorite mug. 

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. Started work on an SF short story that may or may not be my sub for the month. Two sales to report this week: His New Body to Red Penny Papers and a reprint of Meteorology For Beginners to Allegory. Also one publication: Quicksilver's Last Job in Bards and Sages.

    Write on, all!

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    1. Enjoyed your tale in Bards and Sages -- looking forward to reading the others.

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  2. Written one, submitted one, no acceptances and one rejection (unsure whether it is encouraging or polite in content but I will try submitting another piece).
    Well done on your sales, Simon.

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    1. That's right, keep those stories out there where they belong.

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  3. Hi. Got some writing done.

    Wrote and Submitted: The Eternal Bartender on the Act of Lying at Taverns (Linguistic Erosion)
    Accepted: a poem, The Song, Sunrise-Sunset, Should Have Been Playing on the Jukebox (but it wasn't) to Leaves of Ink

    Man, do I write long titles. For that last poem, the title was almost longer than the poem.

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    1. Nicely done, David. I look forward to reading that poem.

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  4. I've written and submitted one story this week, resubmitted one, had an article (Realms of Dark, Deep and Cold in Clarkesworld: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/novakova_04_14/), a short story (in Czech anthology Zpev kovovych velryb) and a flash story (in Czech SF magazine XB-1) published and another story accepted by XB-1. But since these are either nonfiction or Czech works, I didn't fill in the forms above - they're just for English-written fiction, right? In this particular field, I'm still waiting for the response for a couple of stories.

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    1. Fascinating article -- oceans under ice -- reminded me of Europa Report. As long as it's a W1S1 acceptance, go ahead and post it. Acceptances are acceptances, and paid publications are paid publications, regardless of the language.

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    2. Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! And Europa Report was a great movie, despite a few discrepancies one of the most scientifically and technically accurate and most importantly well-writen SF films in many years. I've nominated it in the Hugo ballot and hope it gets to the final nominations.

      The stories, except for one, were written in the monthly challenge, so I'll report them, thanks.

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  5. Accepted: "Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the Momentous First Date" (my February W1S1) to Every Day Fiction

    Published: "Shadow of Death" in the latest issue of Bards and Sages Quarterly

    Signed contracts with The Red Penny Papers for their winter issue and the SUPERPOW anthology, to be released in June.

    Other than that...I'm still neck-deep in the revision trenches.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Yay, another Captain Quasar tale! Looking forward to it. :) And congrats on the acceptances and publication! I'll have to see if I got my issue of B&S...

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  6. Plugging away on the Spider-thief novella. No new subs or shorts written this week. Waiting on responses to a few.

    (RL is challenging right now. Fighting massive allergies, stress, no running water and a lawsuit with the sewer utility. So... If I seem quiet lately, I'm just busy. :P)

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    1. Keep plugging away, AG. Hope the lawsuit ends well.

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  7. After silence, the flood gates busted open. I've had a flurry of rejections and acceptances in the past few days (including 10 responses today alone! o_0).

    W: wrapped up a round of novel revisions, participating in Poem a Day challenge

    S: sent out rejected stories, no new subs for this month yet

    A: three poems to Star*Line, one reprint audio sale

    P: "Cogs" in Apex Magazine--which is huge for me, because I've wanted to have something in that magazine for years!

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    1. Way to go, Beth --- I look forward to checking out "Cogs".

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  8. So looks like I'm not the only one to get an acceptance from The Red Penny Papers, though my story won't be out till Spring 2015.

    Been busy packing stuff for moving, which means no internet for a bit. (The horror!) Hope to get one last submission out before that happens.

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    1. Congratulations -- I look forward to reading it. Not a fan of snail mail? I keep meaning to send something to F&SF, but it's so inconvenient. Probably their way of thinning the herd.

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  9. Way to keep at it everyone!

    I got my writing done and sent out a submission out this week, but still no word either way from any of the markets considering my stuff. I expect the rejection dam to burst at any moment...

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    1. Keep on keepin' on, Dan. Let's hope for an acceptance or few.

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  10. Hola fellow scribblers, so wrapped up in trivia that I missed checking in last week, and here it is Monday, so I'm one day late. Still working on my final novel in a trilogy. 2 down and this one to go, should be by August. Submitted four, 2 poems Flop Fitting and Sea Scrolls, a theatrical review, Fuddy Duddy Baja Shakespeare Risks It All and an Escapers Feature, Paul is Plum Loco. Working on a new book, How To Make Love In A Hammock© shoould be ready for publication by fireworks day in July. That all folks, have filled out the necessary forms so I hope to see an upgrade to my listings. I sure wish I knew how to work with this site even after a year and a half.

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    1. I really love that title: "How To Make Love In A Hammock"

      Simply brilliant.

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    2. Keep getting your work out there, John. Jeff updates the tallies when he can, and we're grateful for his help.

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  11. I keep forgetting to do my check-ins, but I continue tracking them on my blog. I know, I'm a miscreant. Though I've received no acceptances this year, I've had several personal rejections (so close, yet so far away) from pro markets. So, that's sort of encouraging, right?

    Here's the recap...

    January, 2014: wrote Woman on a Bench, revised & subbed Ginny & The Ouroboros, no acceptances/publications to report.

    February, 2014: wrote The Witch & The Gods' War, revised & subbed Woman on a Bench, no acceptances/publications to report.

    March, 2014: wrote How to Love a Pilot more than his Airship, revised & subbed The Witch & The Gods' War, no acceptances/publications to report.

    April, 2014: writing Chess: The Repetition of Love and the Art of Time Travel, revising & subbing How to Love a Pilot more than his Airship

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    1. Definitely encouraging, Stephanie. You're so close.

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  12. Is it Sunday already? Wow, Wednesday? You're kidding. I overslept.

    W1: "Clean" (flash); "Friends With Jumper Cables" (flash)
    S1: two flashes to Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal.

    Accept: Nope
    Published: "Fox" at Cease, Cows.

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    1. Time flies. Enjoyed your surreal foxy tale, Flash Master.

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