Sunday, September 7, 2014

Week #36 Check-In

The end of Week 36 is here!

How did it go for you?  Were the words flowing like Dandelion Wine or was your writing process more like Driving BlindHere'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!

25 comments:

  1. Wrote and subbed a flash piece so I feel ahead of the game for the month. Several more buzzing around in my head, too.

    One publication to report: Investments in Nature.

    Keep on keeping on, all!

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    1. Well done -- enjoyed your Nature tale.

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    2. I really like this one, Simon. Great twist at the end.

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    3. Great one, Simon. Empress does have a ring...

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    4. Very nice! I love the idea of interference!

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  2. I missed last week, but i got back on did a story. Actually a rewrite and polish of an old story I have done nothing with. I submitted it to Cricket.

    I got my story from last time accepted and published.
    http://calamitiespress.com/2014/08/31/why-i-lost-my-job-slippy-realism-by-david-macpherson/

    Hope all is doing well
    David

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    1. Keep on keepin' on, Dave. "Float" vs. "Fly" -- enjoyed your story.

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    2. Neat flash, David. Right in my happy zone :-)

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  3. My week #30 story from 2011 "So How Can It Be a Faux Pas If Everybody Does It?" survived 16 rejections and appears in the new issue of Plasma Frequency Magazine. Never give up, never surrender!

    My publisher has reduced the price of Immaterial Evidence this month, leading up to the sequel's release. I blogged about it here.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Hooray for a victorious publication, Milo!

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    2. Sixteen rejections and still sending it out? That's perseverance! Well done.

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    3. Clever take on social norms and social media, Milo. The kid is a perfect choice for POV. Congrats on the sequel too. You continue to inspire.

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    4. This is fab. I think my students would relish your vision of the future!

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  4. I had a super week! I tidied up an older poem, re-wrote another and completed a third, sent them all off and 2 days later heard I had them all accepted! Not only that not I got a bit more done on a novella I'm working on and submitted another 99 word piece!

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    1. What a gorgeous week. Keep that momentum going. We love good news around here.

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    2. I can imagine this feeling. Beautiful imagery!

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  5. Crazy times. My writing was all nonfiction this week--blog posts, critiques, interviews, podcast talk, etc. I hope to work on revising a story this week, if I get the chance, and I have notes for a new story I need to start soon.

    Published:
    - poem "To Walk Upon Clouds" at NewMyths.com

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    1. Really neat poem, Beth. You are on fire.

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  6. Wrote and subbed one and had one acceptance of a tweet story. Seems from your comments that there is quite a lot of writing going on. I must snap out of holiday mode now and buckle down. I enjoyed your poem, Beth.

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    1. Yes, come back to the light! Nice way to start the journey, with an acceptance.

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  7. Submitted some old rejections this week and got to work editing a novella with notes from a friend--always very helpful and insightful! I got a rejection and have a market in mind to send that story back out. Hoping to finish up a good amount of editing and maybe knock out a flash piece later this week.

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    1. Great attitude, Devin, and it sounds like a productive week as well. Follow Milo's lead re resubmissions :-)

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  8. Hi! I just joined this week. I recently set myself the goal of writing 2000 words a day except when I'm traveling or hiking (which usually means I'm working anyway, since I'm a travel writer).
    Anyway, I wrote two flash fiction pieces, one a humorous Western and the other set in my Toxic World post-apocalyptic series. I wanted to submit them to Everyday Fiction, but their submission form was down this weekend. Grrr. I also started a story set in my Trench Raiders WWI series which I'll finish this week.
    So 2.5 stories written, no submissions.
    Looking forward to meeting all of you!

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    1. Welcome, Sean! Keep us informed as you begin your walk in Bradbury's footsteps. Consistent writing is the key to so much. Every Day Fiction is a great venue. Best of luck with your submissions to them and elsewhere.

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  9. I've been remissing in action of late. Lots going on, but I have continued to write and submit in the interstices.

    To catch up since week 31:

    W1: "Here's the Thing" (flash); "Boudicca's Rebellion" (flash); "The Truth about Woman" (flash); "Almonds for the Poor" (flash); "Spank Your Woman" (flash); "Mr. Googles" (flash). Also some work on an SF story.

    S1: short story to Pure Slush 2014 Project; flash to Cheap Pop.

    Accept: "On the Way Down" (flash) by Flash Frontier; "Flow" by Pure Slush 2014; "Cascadia" by Literary Orphans.

    Published: Pacifier by Garden Gnome Publications; Vengeance is Mine at Linguistic Erosion; Leaf Licker in the Touch of Saccharine anthology from Kind of a Hurricane Press; Leaves at Dactyl.

    And the big news.... Seeing at Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

    I need to get back to subbing more religiously, but otherwise a great month.

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