Sunday, April 13, 2014

Week #15 Weigh-in

The end of Week 15 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like Dandelion Wine, or has Something Wicked 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 new eBooks on a writer's eReader. 

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.

42 comments:

  1. An interesting week. Written one, submitted two, two acceptances and one rejection.

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    1. Sounds like a good one, Linda. Keep up that productivity.

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    2. Way to keep it up, and congrats on the acceptances!

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    3. Awesome, Linda! That sounds like a great week to me--congrats! :)

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  2. Received my contributor's copy of Pulp Literature this week, and it looks good. Wasn't expecting it (or payment so soon), so that was a nice surprise.

    Deep in the revision trenches on my post-apocalyptic fantasy: 28K down, 112K to go. I have Easter vacation coming up, so if I can get through 10K a day, I'll be done with this draft by the end of the month.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Good to hear you're making headway into the novel, Milo! Hope the Easter vacation works out for you.

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    2. Wow, Milo! Your productivity inspires me. Wishing you the best of luck on getting through the remainder of your draft by the end of the month. :)

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  3. Two stories I wrote in March were accepted and published over at Nailpolish Stories!

    Still busy with the A-Z Blogging Challenge - need to write a few more stories for the end of the alphabet, plus my W1S1 for April. :)

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    1. Nicely done, Madeline.

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    2. Congratulations Madeline, on the acceptances and keeping up with both the A-Z and W1S1.

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    3. Oh wow, Madeline, those are two very powerful pieces over at Nailpolish Stories. Nicely crafted. Congratulations on keeping up with the A-Z blogging challenge! :)

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  4. I'm VERY happy to say that this week I received my first-ever acceptance letter. Big thanks to W1S1 for helping hold myself accountable for submitting and re-submitting. Now on to number 2!

    So for this week: 1 Written, 1 (re)Subbed, 1 rejection, and 1 Acceptance: "The Bulldog Ant is Not a Team Player" to Plan B Magazine ($).

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    1. Way to go, Dan! Can't wait to read it.

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    2. Congratulations! The first of many.

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    3. HOORAY, DAN!!! :) :) :) Happy Dance! That is absolutely wonderful news, and I'm very happy for you. Awesome title.

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  5. Still plugging away at the Spider-thief novella. It's up to 27k now (and still growing). Waiting on edits for a short story (due out in May) and response on something in the second round, plus a few still in slush.

    Rejection: 1 personal (STRAEON)
    (Re)Subbed: 1 to Jamais Vu
    A/P: none this week

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    1. Hey, I subbed to Jamais Vu this morning -- may the odds be ever in our favor.

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    2. Can't wait to hear more about your story due out in May. Waiting for edits seems to take a very long time. I had one take 6 weeks and then the only edit was adding one word. (And I had worried and worried over it.) :) Crossing my fingers for your second rounder.

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  6. Wrote and subbed a couple of flash pieces to Miscellanea. I'm currently up to my neck in novel edits and promotion, and the simple pleasure of writing a short story and sending it off there and then is hugely refreshing...

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    1. It's a great feeling of accomplishment to get those stories out there.

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    2. Long live the flash!!!! I'm glad you're keeping up with short fiction even as you're in the thick with long pieces. As a reader, I love reading short pieces by novelists I enjoy.

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  7. HI Guys

    A couple of rejections (darn darn) and one acceptance. Wrote and subbed. Life is decent.

    Wrote and Submitted: The Eternal Bartender on the Horror of Bar Food (Lingiustic Erosion)

    Accepted: The Eternal Bartender on the Act of Lying

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    1. Congratulations, David -- the bartender is a recurring character, I take it?

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    2. Hah! I see a bartender theme! Very nice. My dad was a bar owner and tender for a very long time, so I have a special fondness for bartenders. :) Congrats on your acceptance.

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  8. W: I have kept up with Poem-a-Day and really like them all so far, but haven't sent any out yet. My big thing this week has been slow progress on new novel outlines. I started on a new short story today.

    S: Nothing new, but I'm on the verge of one of the biggest submissions in my life: turning in my sequel novel to my editor. Gulp. First book done completely under contract.

    P: Spark Anthology Volume V is out in two days!

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    1. Good luck with the sequel, Beth. You can handle the pressure.

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    2. Oh wow, how exciting--a book written under contract and you're nearly finished. Congratulations. And keeping up with Poem-A-Day is almost a job unto itself. I'm caught up now, but I didn't actually keep up. ;)

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  9. Story, "Hart House," published on Horror d'oeuvres. Got a bump up at one of my bucket list markets. A couple of rejections, one was pretty encouraging. Started what I hope is my first novel.

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    1. Mark of a real writer: being encouraged by rejections. Keep up the good work, James.

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    2. Congrats on getting "Hart House" published and on starting your first novel! Exciting times. :)

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  10. Ramping up again after an incredibly busy time with a non-writing project/event. Working on a mg novel draft, and re-subbing my rejected stories.
    Did write a flash story today.So:
    Wrote 1
    Subbed 1 earlier this week
    Accepts: none
    Rejects: one last Wednesday from Inscription Magazine

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    1. I haven't subbed to Inscription before; I'll have to keep them in mind. Good luck with the draft, Lee. That's the fun part.

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    2. Sounds like a successful week, Lee! Best of luck with your novel draft and on your writing and submitting this week. :)

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    3. Thanks, Milo! Inscription is a new YA market, looks quite ambitious and good (so far). Exciting goals and great pay. Their response rates have been better lately, I got caught in the first flush when they were disorganized (took 87 days for my rejection).
      http://www.inscriptionmagazine.com/
      (Thanks, Von!)

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  11. Hiya, Writers! :) I skipped check-in last week because I was resting up after spraining my ankle and chipping my ankle bone. (Never do that--hurts like crazy.) After a visit with the orthopedic doc, I'm now able to get around without the crutches, so I'm a happy camper once again.

    I wrote 7 poems last week for the Poem-a-day challenge. I submitted one of them. I wrote the outlines for two flash stories, but lacked the energy to flesh them out, maybe this week.

    I had zero rejections and one publication, http://metromoms.net/2014/04/13/apartment-312-by-von-rupert/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MetroFiction+%28metromoms.net+%C2%BB+Fiction+Selections%29

    I reread a bunch of Hawthorne short stories yesterday and was pleasantly surprised at how much they inspired me. His word choices felt fresh and powerful. He's definitely on my list for further study.

    Have a great writing and submitting week, everyone! :)

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    1. You are unsinkable, Von. :-) Powerful story at metromoms. Nicely done.

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    2. Well done, Von. Enjoyed your story -- you definitely have a way with words and a voice that shines.

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  12. Congratulations to everyone who continues to maintain the struggle. Some very nice progress again this week. Yinz rock!

    My week was:

    W1: "Making Herstory" (flash)
    S1: flash to freeze frame; flash to Bartleby Snopes

    Accept: "Dance it Down" and "In Life" by Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal; "Predestination and a Potato" by Tic Toc anthology; Also two rewrite requests from Every Day Fiction that I man or may not be able to pull off.

    Published: None this week.

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    1. EDF sure do like rewrite requests. My stories always turn out tighter, whether or not I follow all of their suggestions. I usually end up somewhere in between what I had and what they wanted. Looking forward to reading your forthcoming stories.

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    2. It's funny because they always want me to add to mine :-) These are going to be more difficult than usual, I think, but I have started at least and had a minor breakthrough on one.

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  13. Late this week--busy trying to edit a story from last year. Big news of the week was getting my story "Dancing in the Black Blizzard" published in Perihelion SF. Really happy about it! Traveling back to the east coast, so writing might get put on hold, but that's okay--got lots of plans, as usual.

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    1. Cool story, Devin; I liked the details -- made me feel like I was there. And look, you're sharing a ToC with Siobhan, to boot. W1S1 represent, yo.

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