Sunday, January 25, 2015

Week #4 Check-in

The end of Week 4 is here!

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.

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 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.

40 comments:

  1. Hey everyone! I hope the last week of January brings words and acceptances your way.

    W: Finished up the novella at 26,500 words, and started revising a few days later. It's going slower than I would have like, and I have to remind myself that the worldbuilding is more like a novel than a story.

    I wrote a third flash fic for the third weekend contest, and need to submit that today.

    S: About to send that flash fic in. Sent some older works out again.

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    1. Way to keep at the work even when it doesn't move as fast as you'd like. Hope the novella comes along, and good luck with the submissions!

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    2. Keep up the good work, Beth!

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  2. Added another 3k-ish to the novella to bring it officially into novel range.

    Everything else has just been waiting. (The glamorous life of an author, right?)

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    1. True-- it's really all glamor all the time. :)

      Congrats on crossing the novella/novel line, A.G.!

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    2. Your novella has taken its first step into a larger world. Well done!

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  3. Wrote one story, which admittedly is going to need a pretty serious amount of revision before it's ready to go out in the world.

    Received one rejection, that I promptly cleaned up and sent back out, along with one new submission.

    Keep at it, everyone!

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    1. That's the stuff, Dan: keep those stories out there where they belong.

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  4. Got it done quite late last night. Subbed some paranormal flash to Grievous Angel. Also made it through first round edits on a novella.

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  5. Wrote 2 poems
    Sub 1 flash
    Novella...progress. A couple thousand words this week and over the midpoint hump.

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    1. Poetry, flash fiction, novellas -- what don't you do? =]

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  6. Finished this month's novelette and got it out the door: Doppelganger's Curse (14K)

    Had a couple stories rejected and got them back out on the submission circuit; one has already been short-listed, so that was encouraging.

    Write on, everybody!

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  7. It's been a crazy week and I've had a heap of project deadlines to meet for the day job - but, I just managed to complete and sub one, so I'm still on track - albeit by the skin of my teeth!

    w1: Short crime story

    s1: The same to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

    Still neither rejections nor acceptances on this year's subs, but these days it's as well just to forget about it and move on, it takes so long.

    Talking of things taking a long time, my story 'The Ghostless Machine' which was accepted by Bruce Bethke at Stupefying Stories over a year ago now, will finally be published in the next book, scheduled for release February. I can't claim it here, because it was not one I did for this, but it's still good news.

    Keep writing and subbing everyone!

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    1. Good work, Austin! A lot of patience required for this gig.

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  8. One acceptance! Hurrah! (Needs edits - first time I've been asked for serious ones and it's a bit daunting but I'm ploughing through them!)

    Several short/flash fiction pieces sent out to competitions/magazines and a novelette to an epublisher too. (None of them newly written sadly.)

    Added several thousand words to a novella I'm working on; got a deadline on this one so I can't slack off.

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    1. Sounds like you've been busy -- that's the stuff.

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  9. Written one, submitted one and another rejection. No acceptances yet in 2015 which is rather disheartening.

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    1. Hey now, the year is young. Keep the faith!

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  10. Wrote 2!! And subbed 1 - didn't even let it sit, just wrote and subbed it. Experimenting - maybe all the tweaking and rewriting isn't as effective as I'd like.
    Cheers to all for working hard!

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    1. That's the way Lee, just write and send. The last time I got accepted from Every Day Fiction. it was 40 minutes from writing the title down to finishing the submission to the magazine. I got the acceptance, but that was almost icing on the cake. Just creating and getting the plate empty to go onto the next thing was the cool part.

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  11. My week was:

    W1: "Musings in a Mediocre Life" (flash); 4K on an SF short story in progress.
    S1: 3 micros to The Tishman Review

    Accept: Crickets this week
    Published: Nope

    I'm getting the old submission queue back up to respectable levels.

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    1. Looking forward to reading "Crickets" -- no, wait...

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  12. Edited flash that I received a personalised rejection on and sent it to another market.

    I'm aiming to sub one per month, bit late for January but I got there!

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    1. Better late than never, right?

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  13. 1 new flash over the weekend... that's 5 for the month so far, but no new submissions yet. I have 2 stories in the "almost" ready to go condition. I have 4 more days...

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  14. Wrote one, subbed one, got one rejection, and one acceptance. The acceptance is another in my Toxic World post-apocalyptic series. It will be in Perihelion SF in February.

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    1. Excellent -- Perihelion is a great online zine.

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  15. Wrote one for a Burns Night Supper I ran (The Haggis was gone before I could get any, dammit, so I just had to have more scotch, poor me) I wrote this as part of the lost Burns Manuscript section of the evening, where you make up a fake lost manuscript. I liked it enough to send it out, I mean why not, its down its purpose already.

    W and S: Another Version of the Great Poem Tam O'Shanter by Robert Burns, featuring Charles Bukowski. sent to Twice Upon a Time anthology

    Got some rejections, but I am taking it very easy this year, the goal I have is kind of different from last years, just to write a new one each week and send it out at least once. Don't worry about resending, just write and send. The ghost of Heinlein would not approve. When I have time and energy, I can do a mass resending. It is not the smartest tact, but it makes me happy to do it this way.

    David

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    1. I always get a kick out of your titles, David!

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    2. If only my stories were as good as the titles, ah well......

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  16. "When Okay is Enough" was accepted late last year and is going up for publication at Brilliant Flash Fiction this week - unpaid, but friendly place. :) Also, five of my little hint fiction stories are up at Seven by Twenty on twitter this week - again, unpaid but friendly. The acceptance for these came at the beginning of the month.
    And, I also received three rejection letters - but c'est la vie.

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  17. Oh, and I subbed a story for a contest at Brilliant Flash Fiction.

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    1. Cool -- I'll have to check them out.

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  18. A pretty good start to the year. “Time’s Up” was published by Wilderness House Jan. 6, at http://www.whlreview.com/no-9.4/fiction/WalterFGiersbach.pdf.

    “Chasing Aliens — Maybe,” about a PI investigation, was subbed on New Year’s Eve and published by Short-Story.Me five days later on Jan 5, at http://www.short-story.me/fantasy-stories/764-chasing-aliens-maybe.html.

    “Borrowed Your Boat,” a flash story of incompetent love and murder, will be published by Shotgun Honey on/about Feb. 2, 2015.

    “Premarital Planning for a New Age” was accepted by Bewildering Stories Jan. 26. .Love those guys and gals at BwS, and this'll be my eighth acceptance there!

    "Korean Sojourn" was subbed to InfectiveINk Jan. 23. “The Day of the Hippo” flash fiction was subbed to Writers Haven Jan. 26. And “Bird Who Flew Down from Canada” was rejected by New York Dreaming.

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    1. You, sir, have been a busy man. Great work!

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