Sunday, October 5, 2014

Week #40 Weigh-in

The end of Week 40 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed Quicker than the Eye, or has A Sound of Thunder gotten in the way? Here's your chance to tell everybody about it, whether you're a weekly or monthly (or anything in between) W1S1 participant.

If you've managed to write a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops. Yahoo! If you've had something W1S1-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're all in this together.

This year, we have cool forms for reporting our acceptances and paid publications. (Thanks to Jeff Chapman for keeping us organized.)

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 coffee or tea in a writer's favorite mug. 

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.

21 comments:

  1. Howdy W1S1ers!

    Subbed my October story: "Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the Villainous Fur Traders from Narvana 6" to Asimov's.

    Resubbed a couple stories to Acidic Fiction and Inscription.

    Published: "Future Tense / Present Perfect" @ Every Day Fiction and I'm sharing a ToC with our very own Siobhan Gallagher in the latest issue of Bards and Sages Quarterly.

    Also wrote a blog post about Friends with Benefits.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Another good week, Milo. Keep it up!

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    2. Glad to share TOC space with you, Milo. :)

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    3. Hi Milo. Thanks for your comment on my blog. If you want a PDF of The Scavenger, I'd be happy to send one along. My email is on my blog.

      cheers,

      Sean

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  2. Busy week!

    W: Heavy revisions on my August story that spent September in critique.

    S: Nothing new out, but I played catch up on poetry re-submissions from September.

    Published: "Grandfather and Granddaughter (age 5)" (poem) at Devilfish Review.

    Write on! We're in the last quarter of the year. Aim for those 2014 goals!

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    1. Very cute poem, Beth. :)

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    2. Way to go, Beth -- nice work.

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  3. Congrats on Grandfather & Granddaughter, Beth! Devilfish is a cool market.

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  4. Attempted one story that seemed like it was going somewhere but pulled up lame in the home stretch. I'll go back at it with fresh eyes in the next week or so.

    Pushed through additional revisions, and have started to think about doing some longer form work.

    I sent a couple of those revised pieces back out the door, so here's hoping that they'll find good homes.

    Another nicely phrased rejection today. Been getting a lot of the 'made it to the final round but...' letters lately. That just means that I'm getting closer to writing quality stuff, I suppose.

    Keep writing, everyone!

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    1. That's awesome Dan! Sounds like acceptances are just around the corner for you!

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    2. Those final round rejections are definitely a good sign, Dan. Keep on keepin' on.

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  5. A slow week for me. Spent it finishing up my old job and moving, so very little writing got done. Did manage a little editing though. Waiting to hear back from an agent and a few stories are still out at magazines. I'm planning on doing some work on October's story this week and resubbing some old rejections. Also lots of note-jotting and outline-planning for some longer pieces.

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    1. I've been unpacking since our move back to Madrid, so I feel your pain!

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    2. Hope you get some good news from that agent. I've been in outline mode too -- fun to plot and plan before the real work starts.

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  6. I didn't write or submit this week. I did manage to get unstuck on my second book in my WWI action series. I got 12,000 words written so I don't feel guilty about not doing a short. :-) I'm hoping to finished the first draft by the end of this week and spending next week putting out a few shorts to catch up with the challenge.

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    1. 12K is nothing to sneeze at. Nicely done.

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  7. Fell off the writing wagon due to a trip across the Atlantic. Hopefully I'll get back on it again.

    Recent pub in Bards and Sages Quarterly Oct. issue, "Neither Heaven Nor Hell".

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    1. Very cool tale -- worth the cover price.

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  8. Wrote one, subbed one and one acceptance http://www.cafelit.co.uk/Reunion.html
    Seems like you have all been busy writing and planning.

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