Sunday, August 10, 2014

Week #32 Check In

The end of Week 32 is here!

How did it go for you? Were the words flowing like the Mississippi or did your inspiration run dry? 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!

23 comments:

  1. Hi Writers! :) Busy week for me, my kids ALL caught colds. Lots of soup, jello, and popsicles, as well as multiple viewings of Frozen and The Lego Movie. (I never want to hear those songs again.) So far, I'm cold-free. Fingers crossed.

    I wrote one flash story and pulled a multi-rejected one from last year out for study. I ended up changing a few things and sending it back out on the circuit.

    No rejections, acceptances, or publications. I have a few headed toward the 90 days mark, so should hear something soon.

    Happy Writing, everyone!

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    1. Hope the sick kiddos feel better soon. That's no way to end the summer. And good on you for getting that older story back out where it belongs.

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  2. Written 1, submitted 2 and one rejection which was bounced back at me in record time (within about 3.5 minutes!).

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    1. Holy crap, that's fast. On to the next, right? Every rejection letter is a permission slip to send your story where it really belongs.

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    2. I kind of like those fast ones--at least you know where your story stands and you can just as quickly send it elsewhere. Congrats on submitting two!

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  3. I wrote 14 stories this week.

    Yes, that's right, 14. Of course, they were all microfiction.

    There was this contest called GISHWHES, an Internet scavenger hunt, and one of the items was to get a previously-published SF writer to write a 140-word-or-less story involving Misha, the Queen of England, and an Elopus (half-elephant, half-octopus creature). I wrote these stories for 14 different teams in exchange for at least one of their members backing the Kickstarter campaign for my short story collection. A win-win!

    As of yesterday, I'm posting these stories for folks to read for free, one at a time. If you want to check them out, they're linked from my blog, alexshvartsman.com

    Otherwise it has been quiet. I have few original stories out, because I need my original stories to pick a couple to be included in the short story collection -- so when one returns to me, I'm not re-sending it on submission for now.

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    1. Sounds like you had a blast with those. All's been quiet on the sub front for me as well. Editors are soaking in the last rays of summer, methinks.

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    2. Wowser! That's quite an accomplishment, sounds like you negotiated well. :) If you want to talk more about your campaign and crowdfunding in general with W1S1 folks, let me know and I'll send you some interview questions. I can post the interview over here as one of my Wednesday blog posts for August.

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    3. Von: Sure thing. I'll email you. Thanks!

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  4. Nothing new written this week, but I have two publications to share:

    "Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the Bandits on Consortium Moon Prime" is up @ Every Day Fiction

    "The Invitation" is up @ The WiFiles

    In noveling news, a couple agents have asked for partial manuscripts of AFTER THE SKY and BACKTRACKER, and a small press requested the full manuscript of WESTWARD, TALLY HO! for perusal. So...progress.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Two publications this week! Great job, Milo. Fun read at EDF. Can't wait to read "The Invitation."

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  5. Hi, back from a few months of working crazy and then calming down and vacationing during the summer. Happy to start writing again. Actually, I did finish a manuscript and am sending it to some small presses, so not completely inert. But I am back to write 1 sub 1

    W1S1: The Cabinets of Doctor Cal and Gary (Every Day Fiction)
    Acceptance: The Impertinent Traveler to Goreyesque \
    http://www.goreyesque.com/the-impertinent-traveler
    Rejections: Tons

    David

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    1. Congratulations on that EDF acceptance, David. I'm looking forward to reading it. I just checked out "The Impertinent Traveler to Goreyesque"--super creepy. I loved the ending, gave me chills.

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    2. thanks, to clarify, I was not accepted by EDF, just submitted to them on that one

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  6. Not much written this week, but I did start a rewrite of an old short story that needs some work on the plot. The agent did approve of the revisions to the Spider Thief novel, so it's out on submission now (along with The Steampunk Novel).

    R: 1 (Fantastic Stories)
    S: 1 (ASIM)
    A/P: None this week

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    1. Hooray! It must be nice to have those two out making the rounds. Fingers crossed.

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  7. August story started this week, plus a submission and revision on a longer piece that's been incubating for a while now. Was hoping to make some progress next week...but it's my birthday, so maybe I'll procrastinate instead. 8-)

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    1. Plenty of time left in the month to finish your August story. Procrastinating during your birthday week is acceptable, even respectable. ;) Happy Birthday!

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  8. For the past month, each W1S1 I've been saying, "My July story is ready to go but I'm waiting for a response from a market first..."

    The response came. It's good. My second sale to Nature!

    W: New poem.

    S: Sent out my July story, going to send out the new poem today.

    I'm over the moon right now because Library Journal just gave The Clockwork Dagger a starred review and declared it Debut of the Month. Whee!

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    1. Congratulations on your sale to Nature! Such a great market! Looking forward to reading it. And oh my, it's getting down to the wire with the release of The Clockword Dagger. Such an exciting time for you. Such a huge accomplishment. :)

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  9. This is my first comment so I hope it's not out of sync! My vacation started with great news - winning the 99fiction.net July comp. There was of course a rejection too! Now my batteries are full of sun, sea & siesta I'll be hard at work in the coming week/month. I'll try & check in more now I think I've got it sussed!

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    1. Welcome to W1S1! You posted exactly right. :) Congratulations on your winning entry at 99fiction! That's awesome, and it's a great piece (I just jumped over to give it a read.) Please do check in with us more often. We love it when new writers join the fold! Happy Writing.

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  10. Thanks! I signed up ages ago but with vacation time finally sat down and got in touch! Glad you liked the flash fiction piece.

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