Sunday, December 21, 2014

Week #51 Weigh-in

The end of Week 51 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words been hotter than Fahrenheit 451, or has The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 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.

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 protein-rich snacks in a writer's fridge. 

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.

 And a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone this week!


  1. Been working on the Super-secret Project again. Now with more Elder Gods. Passed the 46k mark last night. It's yet another novella that just won't quit.

    Wishing everyone a peaceful holiday season!

    1. 46k! That's awesome. Bonus Elder Gods always add a certain zing.

    2. Keep at it! Power to you - one word at a time and watch those pages pile up.

      Have a great Winter Feast!

  2. It's been a pretty quiet week in my email. I expect to hear back on at least one submission by Christmas.

    W: Another series of revisions on this big short story I'm working on. I plan to send it in today or tomorrow, and hopefully I can announce more about it soon! This is my W1S1 for December.

    S: Finally had a chance to send out more poetry and a reprint story.

    Happy wishes to everyone this week! I hope you enjoy good company and good food and get to make some words, too.

    1. Wishing you, too, a happy season. :)

    2. Isn't it tough--and frustrating--waiting for editors and publishers to get back to you, even if it's only a rejection?

  3. Well, I started off the week with a rejection from Nightmare magazine. So I turned the story right back round and marched it off to SQ Mag to try its luck there.

    I wrote and finished a new story and subbed that to Perihelion Science Fiction.

    I roughed out another chapter for the new novel and made copious notes for all the new ideas that process spawned.

    I started another Victorian Ghost Story, too, which I am loving writing. That's what I will finish and submit this week coming.

    I also submitted three short pieces that had been previously published, kind of as an experiment, with a new venture called Quarter Reads ( which is a very interesting model for buying and selling short fiction. Certainly, I think it's as good a place as any to put previously published work that is otherwise just languishing in your digital 'bottom drawer.' The work still has to be good, though, to get through and be published. It's not a place for dumping stuff that never really worked! As it develops and finds its audience, it could also be a place to write new work for (maybe some already do).

    Disclaimer: I have no interest in, connection with or affiliation to QR, other than as a writer who thinks it worth a shot.

    Have a happy, peaceful and healthy festive season, everyone!

    1. Wow! You've been working hard! I like the sound of Quarter Reads. I'm going to be investigating further. Perhaps more news on this in later comments!

  4. Wrote three shorts, submitted one and one acceptance. Happy Christmas/Chanukah to all.

  5. I had a great early Christmas present - "The Night Before" flash fiction that I entered for Author of the Month (mentioned a few weeks ago) was chosen as the winning story for December! You may read it here. I'm really chuffed! (Perhaps I should repeat Austin's disclaimer substuting QR for AoTH?!)

    Also got a rejection of course! Ho hum.

    Here's wishing you all a fantastic festive season! May you be blessed with the gift of inspired creativity and fingers of fire with which to get your ideas in print before they vanish!

  6. A slow week again--lots of thinking/planning but very little doing. Hoping to have some free time this week but unlikely with work and Christmas. Got a rejection back, looking around for other places to send it. Got a flash piece to finish before the end of December to meet my requirements--trying to keep my projects short since I don't seem to have a lot of discipline to show up at the writing desk lately.

  7. This has been a bountiful year of achievement, with 20 stories, travel pieces, humor and reviews published. Writers Haven kindly published the list at

    In December, “Shock Therapy” was published by Writers Haven at “Time’s Up” was accepted by Wilderness House.

    Subbed “Stella’s Chili” to Every Day Fiction.

    Two vignettes subbed to Vine Leaves were rejected. “Harold” was rejected by the Mondegreen.

    Wishing you all a happy New Year filled with acceptances, royalties and great fame!