Sunday, January 4, 2015

Week #1 Check-in

The end of Week 1 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.

Please report ONLY accepted/published stories that you wrote as part of your participation in W1S1 (2011-2015).




(Please note that reports will not immediately appear, as they must be verified/processed by the 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.

43 comments:

  1. Wrote a short fantasy story. Subbed it to Acidic Fiction.

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    1. Starting out on the right track, Voss!

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    2. Must have done something right. Already got the acceptance letter.

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  2. Wrote and submitted a recent rejection. It's difficult to settle into routine after the holidays so W1S1 is great for getting back on track if I want to keep to my new year resolutions.

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    1. True that -- sounds like you're starting 2015 strong!

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  3. Wrote a flash piece and subbed it. Getting back on track with a little help from my friends. ;)

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    1. Nicely done, Frances! Looks like we'll be ToC buddies in the Geminid Press space opera anthology.

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    2. Fantastic! I was pretty impressed with that market. Looking to be a good book. :)

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  4. I subbed two pieces and I'm making a final sweep on a third piece.

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  5. Hi

    Every year I start this thinking I will make through the year doing a story a week and then half way through the year I drop out. Let's see how I do this year

    Wrote and Submitted: Cul-de-sac to Everyday Fiction

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    1. Keep that momentum going, David!

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  6. Finished the first draft of a new novella, currently at 32K. Hoping to have it polished up and ready to sub by the end of the month.

    Started outlining ideas for the next four stories. Some longer, some shorter.

    Blogged about my big goal for the year here.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Good luck with the novella, Milo.

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  7. Happy New Year! I spent a good chunk of the past week sick, so I've been playing catch up for a few days.

    I did a revise and resubmit for a pro magazine and am going bonkers as I wait for news, and I have (finally!) started to revise some of my poems from November's Poem a Day challenge. Haven't worked on anything new yet, but I'll be part of a flash fiction challenge coming up, so I hope I can get some good stories out of that.

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    1. Glad you're feeling better and back at it. I've been trying not to go bonkers about one of mine -- already queried twice...

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  8. I'm new to Write1Sub1 and looking forward to challenging myself to writing, revising, submitting, repeating for the next 52 weeks. Since January 1, I've written three poems and revised and submitted another poem.

    Bring on week 2!

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    1. Welcome to the group, Kern! Great to see another poet here.

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    2. Welcome aboard the W1S1 train, Kern!

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  9. Hi everyone,

    Late to report this week, but I'm off to a good start. Wrote 1 flash, and sent out a revision to (hopefully) find a home.

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    1. That's the stuff, Dan!

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    2. sweet! good luck with it, Dan.

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  10. No short fiction written. (Although I wrote about 3k on my interim ridiculous project.)

    I subbed a short to the CC Finlay F&SF call and got a quick but encouraging rejection.

    Trying to start the year off right by staying busy and organized. :)

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    1. Busy and organized -- that's a good combo for a writer.

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  11. Reported an acceptance from last year (oops) that I'd forgotten - was accepted last September by daily science fiction and will be published this month on the 19th (will report with link).
    Otherwise, so far this year I have lots of resolutions - 2014 was a difficult year in many ways, my writing suffered. 2015 will be better!! I definitely plan to get here on a more regular basis.
    Good to see everyone working hard!

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    1. Here's to a very productive 2015, Lee!

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  12. Hey, it's a new year. Wow. This week was:

    W1: "The Photograph" (flash)
    S1: flash to Shroud Quarterly

    Accept: "Life in the Hood" by Every Day Fiction
    Published: "The Pick Up" in Meat for Tea Journal

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    1. That's like a grand slam! :) Congrats on the acceptance and publication!

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    2. Keep on truckin', Flash Master. Way to start out the year!

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    3. <3 the post. you are an inspiration!

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    4. Thanks! Here's to 2015.

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  13. Just found you guys and so excited I did. My goals fall somewhere in between your blocks. My plan is bi-weekly. 26 submissions this year, as I am also working on a freelance project that is also a payout. I do hope that that is kosher.

    W1S1: "I Hated Being Pregnant" 1.5k short essay to It's Really 10 months Anthology

    Acceptance - "Enjoy the show" from Wayward Ink Publications for "Encore" anthology - paid. Written Dec.30th.

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    1. Glad to have you along for the ride, Lisa -- and congratulations!

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  14. Hi guys! Excited for another year of W1S1. I'm on the monthly version, trying to work in some longer projects too. I'm currently working on my first submission of the month. Should be done next week. :) Good luck to you all!

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    1. Good luck with those longer projects -- that's what I'll be working on this year.

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  15. Tried to comment earlier, not sure where it went. Basically I want to say thanks for this challenge, it's the kick in the pants I need to start trying to move forward as a writer (absolute beginner at trying to write for publication). Week one I wrote two new flash pieces and submitted one, as well as coming up with a biographical blurb the site I submitted to requested. I also did a lot of "housekeeping" by organizing my backlog of story ideas which had mostly been jotted down on random bits of paper.

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    1. Welcome, Patrick! Sounds like you're off to a good start this year.

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    2. Patrick this challenge is a golden find. I've been out for a few years, but looking forward to W1S1 kicking my short fiction back up to production levels. It really does keep the fingers flying.

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  16. Hi all, great to see everyone so busy - I can practically smell the smoke burning off everyone's keyboards!

    Well, I wrote and subbed a short piece to Daily Science Fiction. So, not much to report but I am on track.

    See you next week! :)

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    1. A solid start for the new year, Austin!

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  17. Jumping in late here. The holidays in Spain just ended. We give our gifts on Epiphany. Anyway, I got a short story accepted by Every Day Fiction on January 1. A nice start to the year, but I wonder if they send rejections out on January 1 too? :-)
    Over the holidays I spent two weeks writing in Tangier (cheaper than staying in Madrid and going out a lot). Finished a short story but didn't sub one. Looking forward to a great year with you all!

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