Sunday, November 30, 2014

Week #48 Check-in

The end of Week 48 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words brought you The Machineries of Joy, or do you need A Medicine for Melancholy 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 cup. 

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. I managed to complete one short story in my monthly challenge, but my November fiction wordcount averaged about 100 words a day. I don't count how many words I've translated, proofread, edited or wrote in nonfiction - "a freaky lot" would suffice.

    I've had the one acceptance I mentioned here two weeks ago, and a couple of rejections. I should probably be happy that I get mostly personals lately, but as it means that the stories are being held much longer than average and a rejection still waits at the end of this straining period, "happy" doesn't quite fit.

    However, I've got some very good news too: a Czech publisher accepted my transhumanist-themed anthology I had edited, which made all the involved authors happy, and he asked me for a story for a different anthology and for my recently finished novel to consider for publishing. So all in all, it was a good month, even though I actually wrote so little.

  2. Squeaked in by a day or so - I had nothing short written until a few days before month-end, but wrote a couple to keep on track with W1S1. I'm quite pleased with both of them.

  3. Wrote 1, but failed to submit this week.

  4. W: I wrote a 7200 word story over Thanksgiving week! I will need it revised and submitted in a month, so it will very much be my W1S1.

    I finished up the Poem a Day challenge with the full 30, so I will need to revise and submit those when I get the chance. Not sure when that will be...

    S: I sent out a new poem for my November W1S1.

    Publication: (non-paying) "Sorry" in Mobius

  5. Wrote one and subbed one with an acceptance of a micro story and no rejections, although some submissions have been out there for months.
    Bravo Beth for a a full quota of poems for November!