Sunday, September 28, 2014

Week #39 Check-In

The end of Week 39 (and Month 9) 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!


  1. Got this month's story out and am working on next month's -- a new Captain Quasar misadventure.

    Published this week: A reprint of "To Know a Lie from a Hacksaw" @ Apparent Magnitude

    There's a Cover Art Cage Match going on at my blog this week. Check it out here.

    Write on, everybody!

  2. I submitted my WWI story "The Rat Killer" and wrote another WWI story, "Call of Nature." Both are part of my Trench Raiders series.
    Also worked on the novella "Christmas Truce", part of the same series.
    Got a couple of rejections to other stories and sent them out immediately. That way I don't have a rejected story, but a story under consideration. :-)

  3. More book promo stuff but also a return to more normalcy.

    W: Heavy rewrites on the 6k story I wrote last week.

    S: Submitted new story for critique, which hits my W1S1 goal for the month.

    Published: "Post Apocalyptic Conversations with a Sidewalk" in Nature.

    Acceptances: A really good week for reprints! I had one story solicited for a Year's Best anthology (a first for me) and another sold to an anthology.

    1. Sounds like you're going strong! Best of luck with your book promo. What's been working for you? I'm a good writer but a crap marketer.

    2. I'm very introverted, so it takes me days to work up the nerve to ask people if they'll host guest blogs. That gumption has paid off, though. It helps a lot when people talk about my book and I can retweet or share what they say.

      I also am very fortunate to have a publicist who really loves my book. She worked miracles.

  4. Subbed “Magnetic Resonance” to Corner Club Press; “Whisper That the War’s Not Lost, Lucy Dingo” to Pure Slush; “Dead Ghosts Walking” to Short-Story.Me; “The Crane Who Flew Down from Canada” to Connotation Press.

    “Angels Mucking in the Garden” rejected by Wilderness House. “Food Worth Dying For” rejected by Pulp Modern.

    No acceptances.

  5. No (new) writing or submits this week; 2 rejects. Lots of non-fiction work (my annual fall editing/writing job) and some desultory tweaking of works-in-progress.

  6. Forgot to report the acceptance of ARMORED ($) last month to Paizo Inc's Pathfinder Tales line. All four chapters are now up and free to read

    Sold THE WOMAN ON THE BENCH ($) to Penumbra from Musa Publishing. This is my second sale to the market, and the story will be out in October.

    Received several personal rejections, including audio reprint rights to a story from PseudoPod that came very close... I'm always the bridesmaid, it seems!

  7. Finished September's story and started in on another for October. Going to revisit September's story and see if I can submit it next week. Got two rejections, already know where I'm going to resend them. Overall a great week!

    Also got a request from an agent for a synopsis and the first 50 pages of a novel. Looking forward to hearing from her.

    1. I hope you get good news from the agent!

  8. Wrote one, submitted one and received one rejection, the second one for this piece. It knocks my confidence but I'll revisit it and see what I can do with it. I learnt from this site that you must seek homes for all your writing.

  9. Revised two, wrote none, submitted one.

    One very nice rejection.

  10. Didn't check in last week - two rejections:( (I have already sent them out again!) Very little in the way of writing going on due to demanding day job/kids etc! Got a couple of thousand words down in two weeks but that's all. No acceptances unfortunately.

  11. Just subbed my W1S1 story for September. Whew!

    Oh, and at last week's check-in, I filled out the form to report an acceptance. My shortlisted story, WITH THIS RING, over at Mash Stories, is still going strong and gives me a 4 next to my name in the W1S1 2014 Hall of Fame. :)

  12. I wrote my September story. Otherwise, no news... I'm starting to seriously consider making "almost-made-it" my middle name. I'm falling into that pattern lately. It's nice get rejection letters saying that the stories were strongly considered, but they're still rejection letters.

  13. Looks like everyone has been busy writing here! Thanks for stopping by my blog on blitz day! You made my day!