Sunday, April 27, 2014

Week #17 Weigh-in

The end of Week 17 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words soared like The Flying Machine, or has The Dragon 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 books on a writer's shelf. 

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.

25 comments:

  1. Took a flash story from last year and expanded it after an editor suggested it wasn't complete. Also edited a longer piece, hoping to sub it out soon. This month has FLOWN BY! Didnt get everything done that I wanted but I guess that's what May is for.

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    1. May already? Wow. 2014 is moving at light speed. Keep up the good work, Devin.

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    2. It's definitely going by quickly. Good luck on the edits!

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  2. I've got a few stories coming out in the next couple weeks, so that'll be fun. Three rejections this weekend, but I got 'em back out there making the rounds. Had an EDF reprint requested by an Italian zine; that was a first. Can't wait to see what it looks like.

    70% through revisions on the novel -- 90K down, 40K to go. It's been sitting on my hard drive for the past four years, so any progress feels like a WIN.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Very cool placement with the Italian market-- Way to go, Milo!

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    2. Meraviglioso! Keep that novel rolling too, Milo. You inspire us.

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  3. I missed last week. Just too nutty. I was able to write and submit two stories this week so I am not too far off on my objective.

    Wrote and Submitted: On the Corners of Market and Hemmings (Horror Garage)
    Clean-up on Aisle Ska! (Black Heart Magazine)

    Resubbed two of the three pieces that just came back rejected.

    Acceptances: Shem Dating Service from last year's W1S1 got accepted to WiFiles.

    Hope all is going well

    David

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    1. Looking forward to reading Shem Dating Service -- big fan of your titles.

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  4. Written 1.5, submitted one but very quiet in the acceptances/rejections department. I agree with Devin, this month has flown by.

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    1. 1.5? Nice. Let's hope for an avalanche of positive responses -- or something close.

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  5. This week had a few themes: sickness, rejection, lots of time on the new website, and critiqued a friend's novel.

    W: continued with Poem A Day, even on the day I ran a 103-degree fever.

    S: sent one a new poem, and two stories sent back out.

    Write on, folks!

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    1. I bet that poem was hot... =]

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    2. 103 degrees? Talk about Persperistence...
      Way to keep at it Beth!

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  6. Added enough to the novel-ish to bring it to 35k (with more left to go). This morning I got the edits I was expecting so working through those so this story can come out on May 14th. Still waiting on a few things that are in slush and one in the second round.

    R/A/S/P: None. (More prep for court so not a lot else being worked on 'til after Tuesday.)

    Looking forward to the upcoming new month! :)

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    1. May 14th -- not long at all. Looking forward to it.

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  7. Wrote 1, Resubmitted 1, 2 Rejections.
    I'm happy to see some rejections rolling in, so that I can tweak those stories and get them out to the next market. Gotta find homes for them somehow.

    Way to keep at it, everyone!

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    1. That's the spirit, Dan. Never give up, never surrender! (Galaxy Quest)

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  8. I have publish 4 this year. Can someone update my name on the front page?

    2x in Burningword, 1x The Bolt Magazine, 1x Paragraph Planet

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    1. Way to go, Daniel. Jeff will update all of our April acceptances when he can. As long as you entered yours in the form above, he has your info.

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  9. I barely made my W1S1 Monthly goal but I did manage it! Wrote and subbed a story to a contest - fingers crossed! The Blogging from A-Z Challenge has about done me in. :)

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    1. Your A2Z microfiction needs to be collected in an eBook -- seriously good stuff.

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  10. Plugging along.

    W1: "The Life Project" (flash)
    S1: flash to freeze frame fiction; 3 flashes to Cease, Cows; flash to The Boiler; 2 rewrites to EDF.

    Accept: Nope
    Published: "That Earthy Trace" was in the April 2014 from Pure Slush.

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    1. I read Andrew Stancek's review of your story -- sounds like another good 'un. Looking forward to reading more of your work @ EDF (and everywhere else).

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  11. Finished Sword & Sorceress story early last week (yay!) A few rejections, one acceptance from Horror D'oeuvres (2nd sale to them!)

    Otherwise, not much else. Good luck everyone with your writing endeavors!

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    1. Nicely done, Siobhan. 2nd sales are sweet.

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