Sunday, July 27, 2014

Week #30 Check In

The end of Week 30 is here!

How did it go this week? Did the words flow like wine or was it a week of Write none Sub none? Here's your chance to tell everybody about it, whether you're a weekly or monthly (or anything in between) Write1Sub1 participant.

If you've managed to write a story and submit a story (or poem) this week, let everyone know about it in the comments. And if you've had something Write1Sub1-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've all been there.

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!

26 comments:

  1. I started revisions to the Spider Thief novel, got about 37 pages done with approximately 300 left to go. Then, Thursday morning I found out that Eggplant Literary Productions is closing and the rights to my novella are being returned. So, back to the drawing board on Brass Stars as well. Which is just disappointing and frustrating, but could be for the better in the long run. In the meantime, the agent will be looking to find homes for three projects this fall.

    R: 1 from Grievous Angel
    S/A/P: None this week.

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    1. That's horrible news for sure. Best of luck finding a home for your three projects. I'm sure Brass Stars will find a good home.

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    2. Ugh, that's disappointing. I'm glad you're keeping positive--you'll definitely find a better home for your novella, just such a long process. Wishing you the best.

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    3. Stinks! Hope you hear some good news soon!

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    4. Very sorry to hear about the setback, but in light of recent developments with Eggplant, this may be for the best. Hope you find a better home for it, soon!

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  2. In July, I finished one short story and revised a novel according to the publisher's requests. I had one acceptance: Catching A Ride, a flash story, was accepted by Perihelion SF. It should appear in the August 12 issue.

    My daily wordcount this month was around 300 again. I wanted to write much more but my day job was more tiring (and with a somewhat lobotomizing effect) than I had expected and I spent the weekends at a convention, a conference and a friend's wedding. Back to writing more (much more, hopefully) in September; I'm spending August mostly traveling. Will I be seeing anyone from here at Worldcon?

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    1. A great month even if you did want to write more. Life does get in the way, right? Congrats on the Perihelion acceptance.

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    2. Congrats on your acceptance to Perihelion! That's fabulous. Slow and steady wins the race-- 300 words a day is a great accomplishment. :)

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    3. Congratulations, and keep the words flowing!

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  3. Written one, submitted one, and had a Tweet story "published"
    https://twitter.com/TwictionAddict/status/491821019284656129

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    1. Congratulations! I love Twitter fiction--fun and challenging.

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    2. Ha, very cute. Thanks for sharing!

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    3. Great stuff and well done.

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  4. Hi Writers! :) I'm getting my groove back! I wrote one flash and cleaned up a short story from last year's W1S1. I received one form letter rejection--the one I expected from DSF. I found another market and pushed it back out the door. No acceptances and no publications, but here's hoping for one soon.

    Have a great writing and submitting week, everyone!

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    1. Great you're getting your mojo back. Good luck with those subs!

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  5. Can't believe it's week 30 already! Finished July's story, on to August's with some planning and forethought. I'm afraid it could be a long one. Starting long pieces is always so daunting because they're a lot of work and hard to sell. But if it demands it, it demands it.

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    1. You gotta let the story go where it must. Best of luck with it.

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  6. A good week for me, with an acceptance from Daily Science Fiction for "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Monsters" -- a humor flash I wrote just a couple of months ago, and another near-acceptance (because they need a very tiny rewrite) I'm excited about but that I won't be able to announce for a while yet.

    I also wrote over 3000 words this week, which is good progress for me!

    Even more importantly, I just launched a kickstarter campaign to fund my first short story anthology, "Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories." I hope you will check it out, and would really appreciate help in spreading the word about this book!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/776571295/explaining-cthulhu-to-grandma-and-other-stories

    Thanks!

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    1. Great week, Alex. I'll sure go check out the kickstarter and see what I can do.

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  7. “Chasing Janus Man” was finally published by Over My Dead Body! on July 18, at http://overmydeadbody.com/janus.html. [paying market]

    “Done in Before the Blue Ice Melted” was published by The Story Shack July 15, at http://thestoryshack.com/comedy-stories/done-in-before-blue-ice-melted/ under the Carolyn Foulkes pen name.

    Subbed four short stories—two new and two for reprints—to MystericalE, Prime Number, Every Day Fiction and Wilderness House.

    Wrote and subbed “Writing to Meet Evolutionary Expectations,” an essay on style, for Flash Fiction Chronicles. Rejected.

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    1. Woo, very impressive week - best of luck with those subs.

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    2. Thanks, Simon. One more acceptance came in just before the stroke of midnight July 31, but I'll catch up with it in August when it's published.

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  8. I was away for the weekend, but

    W1: "Inversion" (flash)
    S1: flash to The Newer York; flash to Flash Frontier

    Accept: "Vengeance is Mine" (flash) by Linguistic Erosion; "Pacifier" (flash) by Garden Gnome Press
    Published: Not this week

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    1. Impressive as ever, Steve - congrats on the acceptances.

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  9. I was also away for the weekend and am playing catch-up on All the Things.

    W: My revision letter for my sequel has landed, so that's my priority. Fortunately, the letter was nowhere near as scary as the one for my first book. I'm making good progress.

    S: Nothing new. I was away for a chunk of the past week.

    Published: The first two chapters in my novel are included in a free ebook sampler from Harper Voyager. It can be downloaded from most every major online book retailer.

    The FAE anthology was released, which includes my story "The Cartography of Shattered Trees." It can be bought through World Weaver Press.

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    1. A great week all round, Beth. Wonderful stuff.

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