Saturday, June 14, 2014

Week #24 Check-in

The end of Week 24 is upon us!

What were your successes and setbacks this time around?  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.


  1. This was a good week for me. I wrote a 6000-word short story which is now off to beta readers and will be my Write1Sub1 story for the month of June.

    I also had two publications, "Notes on the Game in Progress, Played Almost to a Draw" in Daily Science Fiction, and a reprint of "The Keepsake Box" in Timeless Tales.

    Unfortunately things didn't go quite as well on the submission front. Lots of rejections this week, and they all decided to gang up on me by arriving together (over a 48 hour period or so). And no nice acceptances to make up for it. Ah well, there is always next week!

    1. It's tough when they clump, Alex

  2. I wrote a 4,500 word story in last few days! And my paperback version of my book on Amazon launched! :)

  3. Two non-English reprint sales to report, one to the Algernon (Estonia) and Bli Panakia (Israel). So I'm thrilled. And it's my first time being translated into Hebrew.

    Managed to write two stories this week, and subbed many, oh so many. So a good week

    1. You're my hero when it comes to submitting stuff. I've been really lax in sending out reprints lately, and especially in testing out foreign markets. Will try to correct this soon.

  4. These past two weeks have been amazing as far as acceptances go. This week brought another sale to Every Day Fiction and a reprint plus audio sale to Comets and Criminals.

    W: My full focus has been on a new round of novel edits.

    S: Nothing new this month, but I intend to send out a lot of submissions this week.

    1. Congratulations on the new sales!

  5. Finished edits on "Starlight" (my story from W1S1 2011 week #2) for the Superpow! anthology. It'll be good to see this published at long last.

    Published this week: "One-Way Ticket" (a Roadkill Joe tale) @ Perihelion

    Finished edits on my post-apocalyptic novel, now 20K lighter. Started querying agents yesterday.

    Keep up the great work, everybody!

  6. An acceptance from Alternate Hilarities, plus a couple of flash stories written and subbed. Also some haiku penned and sent off. So a pretty productive week. Except it's all displacement behaviour from the novel I should be writing...

  7. Written 4 and submitted 4 with 2 acceptances from Twiction Addiction. I am also working through the OU Creative Writing Course. I find that when I am short of time, I spend less time procrastinating.

  8. Been working steadily on the writing front. Passed 60k on the novel-ish with plans to wrap it up this week.

    Submissions: 1 (Fireside Magazine)
    R/A/P: None this week

    No time for quitting!

  9. I've been remiss in updating here, but I've still been sending out the work. In the last month I've had 5 rejections and two acceptances (Alternate Hilarities and Mad Scientist Journal).

    I haven't been able to keep up with my writing as much as I'd like, but I've been able to finish up some of the biggest time demands on the personal front, so hopefully I can get back to the old groove.

    Keep writing, everyone!

  10. We're into the grind at this point. Impressive progress, gang. My week was:

    W1: "Resurrection" (flash)
    S1: some flash pieces to Best of W1S1 Vol II

    Accept: Not this week
    Published: Not this week

    Have mainly been working on two anthos for Parsec Ink.