Sunday, October 26, 2014

Week #43 Weigh-in

The end of Week 43 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words soared like The Flying Machine, or has The Dragon 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 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.

27 comments:

  1. Hope you all had a great week of writing in those rare, spare moments.

    I sold my week #36 story from 2011: "Veronica Smythe and the Dreamboat of Oak Valley High" -- that makes 47 out of 52 from 2011 that have eventually found good homes.

    #CreepyFreebies starts today with a bunch of horror writers giving away copies of their short story collections and novels; find out more here.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Congrats on the sale, Milo. You're coming close to batting 1.000 for 2011-- nice work!

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  2. W: Edited my September story with data from critiques; I hope to have it on submission in a few days.

    S: Keeping older stuff on submission. I still need to send out my new poems for this month.

    Acceptances: Weird little flood this week. Two poems to Grievous Angel, a story to Perihelion, and a tentative acceptance for another poem.

    Write on, folks! And best of luck to those preparing for Nanowrimo!

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    1. Weird GOOD -- way to go, Beth.

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    2. Good week, Beth. I also saw the review of Clockwork Dagger on NPR; I know it was posted a while ago, but very cool to see a W1S1 work pop up when I'm not expecting it!

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    3. Dan, it still boggles my mind.

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  3. Wrote and subbed my story for October - a horror tale. Big surprise, I know. :)

    (According to my records, I'm up to 6 acceptances and/or publications for the Hall of Fame. I'm not sure I filled out the form for all of them though...eek!)

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    1. Nicely done, Madeline -- I look forward to reading it.

      Jeff will update the Hall of Fame when he gets a chance.

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    2. Way to keep at it, Madeline!

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  4. Subbed one, didn't write one. I was busy outlining my NaNo novel in my head and doing some background research for it. I may not do many short stories in November. We shall see. I'll still be subbing, though, thanks to Deborah Walker's link to those foreign market listings!

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    1. I need to get on those international markets too -- no reason not to, right?

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  5. A better week this time around. Wrote 1 and polished up another. Submitted... well, it wasn't a perfect week, but I'll get something out soon.

    No acceptances/rejections.

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    1. Writing/polishing is the hard part; nicely done.

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  6. Subbed several older stories but completed no new ones! I did have an acceptance (Hurray!) of a piece on the cult TV shows that have influenced me, which was great. That'll be live on www.foxspirit.co.uk, Nov. 15

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  7. Wrote two subbed one and had one acceptance http://www.short-story.me/featured-stories/722-up-the-garden-path.html

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    1. W2S1? That's the stuff. I enjoyed your story. Opposites attract!

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  8. W1: "Sauron's Darkening Eye" (flash)
    S1: three flashes to Boston LIterary

    Accept: Whiff!
    Published: "The Baby" at Bartleby Snopes. ($)

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    1. "It occurred to me that this might be a nightmare." Good stuff, Flash Master Steve!

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  9. A slow week of work and a wedding out of town--very little writing. Managed to sub 1, hopefully I can finish October's story this week.

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  10. I subbed three poem/short story/vignettes to Vine Leaves Literary Journal earlier this month, and re-subbed two hint fiction stories to Espresso Stories (non-paying market) this week. I've also written another scifi story that's a little longer than flash that I'm searching for a market for . . . before Friday night. :)

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    1. Well done, Tyrean -- you've got this.

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  11. October was a good month. InfectiveINk (paying market) published “Does Mom Have to Go” for their October shorts (Halloween theme), Oct. 10, at http://infectiveink.com/?p=1756

    Every Day Fiction (paying market) accepted “Brand Management in an Age of Anxiety” for publication shortly.

    “Dead Ghosts Walking” was published by Short-Story.Me Oct. 19, 2014, at http://www.short-story.me/mystery-stories/721-dead-ghosts-walking.html

    “Korean Sojourn” subbed to Pif,

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  12. Wrote and subbed a 4K fantasy story and it's already got through the first round at Shimmer, so fingers crossed...

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