Sunday, January 18, 2015

Week #3 Check-in

The end of Week 3 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 (2011-2015).




(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 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.

40 comments:

  1. 1 written, 1 submitted. Staying on track so far.

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    1. That's the stuff -- keep at it, Dan.

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  2. Struggled a lot this week. Helping save a friend's computer, sprained muscle, etc, etc, sob story, sob story. But wrote some fantasy flash and sent it out to Strange Horizons.

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    1. I hope life isn't so mean to you this coming week. Yay for writing a flash and sending it to such a big market!

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    2. Way to keep on keepin' on, Voss.

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  3. Written:
    - Still plodding along on my novella, but I'm near the end! I've done about 10k in the past week.
    - I also wrote a new flash fic to submit to a crit contest today.
    - Wrote a new poem.

    Submitted: Nothing new, but some older works out again.

    Accepted:
    - HUGE acceptance of a short story to Harper Voyager. I hope to say more about it soon!
    - A poem accepted to a big market.

    Published: A poem "When Death Rides Among Puppets" at Eye to the Telescope. This is a market I have wanted to break into for a few years, so I was really happy to make this issue!

    Write on, folks! January is halfway done. Fight for those goals.

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    1. Keep at that novella, Beth! I think novellas are due for a comeback very, very soon.

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    2. Nice work, Beth -- "what a lovely horse."

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    3. Great poem, Beth.

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  4. Finished a novelette this week (12K) and resubbed 7 rejected stories.

    "Captain Quasar and the Kolarii Kidnappers" is in the January issue of Perihelion.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Great work! Sending out that many stories is quite a time-consuming exercise by itself.

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    2. Suhhhweeeet1 Well done, Milo.

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  5. Wrote 2 flash fictions this week. No subs yet - I almost have one longer piece ready to go. :)

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    1. You've been busy -- good luck with that longer piece.

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  6. Written one, submitted one, one rejection and one returned for editing. I see the 2015 wall of fame is growing nicely. Hope to get my name up there soon!

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    1. I'm sure you will -- you're in the zone.

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  7. Wrote one and subbed it to a contest. Not making much progress on the novella though. Maybe next week.

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    1. Here's to a good week of novella-ing.

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  8. Finished the rough draft of a long short story/short novelette and then revised it. Also working on more revisions for the Super-Secret Project (now with more secret society and more elder gods).

    Subbed: 1 to F&SF
    No R/A/P to report this week.

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    1. Very secret indeed -- wish F&SF would consistently allow electronic subs.

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    2. Now that CC Finlay is the editor they are remaining open to electronic subs. :)

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  9. It's nice to see such great energy and progress. My week was:

    W1: "A New Age" (flash)
    S1: 3 flashes to See the Elephant; flash to Daily Science Fiction; Flash to Fine Linen Magazine.

    Accept: Not this week, but no rejects either,so there's that.
    Published: Nope

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  10. w1: A short sf horror cross genre piece.

    s1: that piece to DSF.

    Further work on the novel. Still waiting on rejections. Drew up a list of agents I still haven't sent the previous novel to. Will do this week coming.

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    1. I like cross genre work -- and thanks for the reminder to query more agents this week.

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  11. Hi

    Wrote and submitted: The Third Attempt (firegoat's fantastic tales)

    Hope all is going well for everyone

    David

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    1. Firegoat looks like a fun market -- buena suerte!

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  12. This week was slow with lots of life in the way. I've got a stretch coming up I'm hoping to devote to some writing but it's going to take me a while to get jazzed again--it's been a long time since I've written consistently and well, so I'll have to see if I can shake the dust off this week. January is flying by already!

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    1. You can do it, Devin. Aim for a daily word count -- doesn't matter how much. At least you'll be back in the saddle.

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  13. Written 0, rewritten 4, subbed 3, one to a competition, rejections 3. A slow start to the year.

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    1. But it's a start -- every step in the right direction is progress.

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  14. Wrote one, this week, but didn't submit, arg. Still trying to polish last week's unsubmitted piece.
    Published today! Daily Science Fiction - Dance the Light Fantastic

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  15. Wrote one, subbed two, one rejection. Also had a story published today, The Fish Eaters, over at Everyday Fiction.

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    1. Well done, Sean -- you're becoming a regular over there.

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  16. Great story. Unfortunately it's put me off fish and I'm eating at a fish restaurant tonight!

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  17. Year is off to a good start for me so far. Got a story published, although it was a re-published piece (from 2010) and not something fresh. Taking it as an omen, of sorts, that 2015 will be good.
    ...So now I need to be writing and subbing so's I can get some new stuff published. *shakes fist in air, like a gladiator*

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    1. A good omen indeed -- onward and upward!

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