Sunday, May 11, 2014

Week #19 Check-In

The end of Week 19 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have you experienced The Best of All Possible Worlds, or did you realize The Trouble with Humans is People 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.

15 comments:

  1. I have written a lot of poetry and submitted most of it. My writing internship is going well.

    The literary journal I manage is calling for submissions of poetry, 100 word pieces, flash fiction, one sentence stories, and flash nonfiction. - Check it out http://www.thisverybreath.com/

    I would love some Write1Sub1 contributors!

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    1. I admire those folks who can do poetry. And congrats on getting it subbed, not just written. :)

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    2. Thanks for replies! :)

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  2. Added enough words to the novel-ish to get it past 42k. (Still plugging away but more court dates this week = not much writing time.)

    "The Spider-thief and The Sorcerer" will be out from Crowded Magazine on Tues/Wed of this week. Very much looking forward to seeing that one go live.

    Rejections: 1 (Asimov's)
    S/A/P: None

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    1. Congrats on the publication!

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    2. Good luck finishing the novel-ish.

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  3. A busy week but managed to write a flash piece and submit it to DSF. Also, submissions to Abyss and Apex magazine were open this week, so I sent them a piece from W1S1 last year, with heavy edits. I'm looking forward to my story "The Ascension Song" to come out in EDF on May 25! Keep it up, friends!

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    1. I look forward to reading it. We've got to be quick with those A&A submission windows. Blink, and they're closed again.

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    2. I always find it doubly satisfying to get something finished and subbed despite a busy week. And congrats on the upcoming publication!

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  4. My May W1S1 is out the virtual door: "Captain Quasar and the Deep Space Identity Crisis" to Robot and Raygun.

    Accepted: "Drawn from a World of Hurt" to Fiction Vortex -- this one survived 20 rejections before finding a good home. Now I'm 11 for 12 with my 2012 W1S1 tales.

    My post-apocalyptic WIP is down to 126K from 144K, and I should be done with revisions this week. After a final round of edits/proofing, it'll be ready for the query circuit.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Sounds like you may write/revise the opposite direction than I do. (Went from 50k first draft to 110k sixth draft.) Good luck with the rest of the revisions and the resulting querying! :)

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    2. Nice job cutting it down! I'm impressed you found homes for 11/12 of your W1S1 challenge. I need to submit more frequently I think--I forget about stories from 2012 all the time.

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  5. Written one, submitted one and no other news apart from I'm now into week three of a Open University free course on creative writing which is making me reflect more on my writing.

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  6. Hey there. My week was:

    W1: "Eating Minnows" (flash); "Undone" (flash); "Lotus" (flash).
    S1: flash to Pure Slush 2014 project

    Accept: "Undone" by Pure Slush 2014

    Published: "The Other Cummings" in The Strip. "Something Else" in Hark Magazine; "Shadow Play" in Every Day Fiction.

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