Sunday, August 24, 2014

Week #34 Check In

The end of Week 34 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!

22 comments:

  1. Hi Writers! :) I was crazy busy all week long. It was almost a sub zero week for me, but last night I found some extra energy and sent a former reject back out into the world.

    I wrote one, subbed one, received one personalized rejection (lots of great tips for improvement, and received zero acceptances. Maybe next week I'll see an acceptance. Here's hoping.

    Happy Writing, everyone!

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    1. Yes indeed -- here's hoping. Things have been quiet on the acceptance front for me as well. Had to query a couple editors to make sure they were still alive.

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    2. Quiet week here, too. Maybe a lot of editors/slushers are recovering from World Con and Gen Con?

      Hope you're able to find more energy this week!

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  2. Started my 16th year teaching last week -- 7th and 8th grade English + a creative writing workshop. Love my job, but it can be exhausting, and finding time to write is often difficult during the school year. Nevertheless, a couple things to report:

    Published - "C is for Coyote" in the "A is for Apocaylpse" anthology. I've posted an excerpt here.

    Received the first round of edits on Yakuza Territory from my Musa editor; hope to get the next draft back to her this week. A new Charlie Madison novella will be available in November.

    Polishing up my August story -- "Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the Kolarii Kidnappers on Zeta Moon 6" -- hoping to get it out the virtual door this week.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Milo, I hope you have a great school year! My mom is a retired teacher, so I understand that time crunch--it impresses me how prolific you are.

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    2. Wow, Milo, that's a busy week. I don't know how you do it all. Congratulations on the publication of A is for Apocalypse. I'm looking forward to reading it--plan to pick up my copy this week. (I've been hearing about it for so long; I'm happy I'll finally get to read each letter's story.) Sixteen years is huge--I think your students are very lucky to have you.

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    3. That's a long time! I dad's a retired teacher, so I'm with Beth--impressive how diligent you are to get your work out there. Keep it up!

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  3. Thought I'd get lots written while on holiday, but not so. Managed to write one sub one and can report one acceptance from EWR.

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    1. You still managed to write one sub one, so that's great!

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    2. Congratulations on getting your W1S1 in for the week and on your acceptance! Woohoo, very good news. Sigh, holidays always seem to promise unlimited writing time, but I've never found that to be the case.

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  4. I spent much of the week working on a new short story that had intimidated me for months. It felt really good to fight through that rough draft. It's off for critique now; I don't expect to send it out for a while yet.

    W: 5k story, edited down to 4,600 words

    S: story out for critique (I already sent out a poem that I'm counting as my W1S1 this month)

    No acceptances this week.

    Published: Like Milo, I have a story in A is for Apocalypse. I also have two stories in the brand new Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What?

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    1. Congratulations on your two stories in the Chicken Soup cat book! :) That's awesome. I remember reading one of your stories in a Chicken Soup book with a different theme--maybe related to being a teenager. And congratulations on the publication of A is for Apocalypse. I'm planning to buy a copy this week--last week got away from me.

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  5. Wrote none, but revised & submitted one. No acceptances or rejections.

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    1. Hiya, Dan! :) Good job submitting. Some weeks it's hard to get both the writing and submitting done.

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  6. Ooops - not 'reported in' for ages!

    I had a bit of a break from writing and just fiddled about with a bit of editing and the like. I kept up the submissions though ( a huge backlist allows me to do that) and I've just added up the new pieces I've written this year. It comes to more than 34 which means I've averaged at least one a week. Averages suit me better as I work quite randomly, so I'm happy with my progress.

    I have had some acceptances too, which makes me happier still.

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    1. Welcome back to reporting, Patsy! :) Good to see you. Congratulations on your acceptances--that is awesome. Don't forget to share them in our acceptance/publication form. I like the word average, too. I'll have to remember that on the really hard weeks when I can only manage a micro. I need to spend a few weeks just on editing. I've been thinking about focusing on writing for the first three weeks on the month and editing on the last week, but I haven't tried it yet. Have a great week!

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  7. Wrote a story that was a little more fairy-tale-esque than my usual stuff, although it was still dark. :) Subbed it to a contest at a new-to-me publication.

    Also started work on something that might be a novella....

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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    1. Excellent, Madeline! :) I'm happy to see you over here again. Congrats on writing a new story AND submitting it. Hmm, a novella--that definitely sounds like writing to me. Very good. I hope you have a wonderful writing week.

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  8. Hi

    I was able to get my act together to write a little story called Why I Lost My Job and get it submitted to Calamities Press.

    Keep it up everyone

    David

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  9. Like Milo, I will be going back to school soon (EFL in my case) "Good Start!" as they say in Greece. It's kind of got me all jittery. I'm hopping from one project to another and doing very little that is constructive. I did manage to sub one though and I've completed a flash fiction piece which I will now allow to fester awhile. I also got my blog entries out for this month, that was good.

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  10. I have a few days off here at the end of August, during which I'm hoping to finish my August story, though it's a long one and will be tough. I've been super slow with my writing and subbing lately, only barely making my requirements for W1S1. Hoping to get things together soon and stabilize a writing habit to help my production.

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  11. Summer's over. Time to shake out the beach towel and get back to work.

    “Chinguashi, Now and Then,” a non-fiction travel piece examining a former POW camp in Taiwan — now tourist attraction —was published by Pure Slush in August, at http://pureslush.webs.com/chiguashinowandthen.htm.

    Subbed “Food Worth Dying Over” (drugs theme) to Pulp Modern, “Byte-Sized Memories” (spec fic) to New Lit, and "Does Mom Have to Go?" (Halloween theme) to InfectiveINk.

    Almost finished three 1,500-word interlocking stories for Pure Slush on the theme of "feast."

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