Sunday, February 8, 2015

Week #6 Check-in


The end of Week 6 has arrived!

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.

20 comments:

  1. Hi all,

    I shoveled this week. Still shoveling. WInter in New England. Lovely. (why am i here?) I did write and submit one piece. It is for an anthology and I didn't follow the guidelines, so I am sure it will not be accepted, but I am happy with it none the less.

    W and S: to the anthology Cthulhu Lies Dreaming - I submitted Cthulhu Dreams of Kittens.

    Stay warm everyone

    David

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    1. Good luck with the Cthulhu story! Yay for kittens!

      I hope things warm up for you soon--I'd send Arizona sunshine if I could. It'll be 85 here tomorrow, which is too hot too early for my liking.

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    2. Cthulhu and Kittens? Why those go together like peanut butter and chocolate. (Evil, dark chocolate that lies dreaming in the depths, but still...)

      Keep warm up there, David!

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  2. On the monthly version - I finally got out my January new submission! I'm half done with February's, but encountered some family issues this week. No new flash written this week. But the sub is out!

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    1. Hooray for getting the submission out! I hope family issues calm down so you get more writing time this week.

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    2. So sorry about the tough week. Congrats on getting out the January submission out the door, and on the good progress for February!

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  3. Busy. So busy. Slogging through intense novella revisions, as I realized I needed to make major changes to the voice.

    W: wrote a flash fic for the final weekend contest; many hours on revising the novella; copyedits on a story for Harper Voyager Impulse.

    S: I'll send the flash fic into the contest today. The copyedits will go in today or tomorrow. I'm falling waaaay behind on everything else, especially poetry resubmissions.

    Write on, folks!

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    1. Way to keep at it Beth, especially the willingness to make big voice changes to the novella. Large scale edits can be daunting, doubly so when you already have a lot on your plate. It's awesome that you're diving in and doing what's right for the story!

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  4. One flash written and another submitted.

    The story I submitted had some flaws, notably a too-slow beginning, but I sent it out anyway. One of the things I appreciate about W1S1 is that it helps me stop worrying about getting each story perfect. Instead I let them fly and turn to the next one. Besides, I'll get another chance if it rolls back on rejection, right?

    Keep writing, everyone!

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  5. Started work on a fantastically creepy Southern Gothic novel this week (while I wait to see if the Weird West is polished enough for the agent). Wrote about 5k overall.

    R: 1 from F&SF (Also one on one of the novels, but a complimentary one, so not all bad.)
    S: 1 (Strange Horizons)
    A/P: None this week

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  6. Wrote and submitted a story for the Swords v. Cthulhu anthology.

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  7. Wrote one, subbed two, got one rejection. The rejection was for a World War One story. I'm having trouble finding markets for fiction that's neither "literary" or f/sf/h. Any suggestions?

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    1. Stupefying Stories is a good market for those stories that straddle the lines. Or Every Day Fiction, if it's flash length,

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  8. Wrote nothing new this week sadly, not even a bit of a something. Got final edits for "Thrill of the Chase" off to Knightwatch Press. Their anthology "Once Bitten" is due out April11th.

    Woke up with the remnants of a very strange dream in my mind and I will use it for the basis of a horror story. Not the first time this has happened and seems to work quite well! "Tickets to Ride" due out later in the year in the anthology "Reflections" also came this way!

    (David, I have my shovel at the ready - the snow that has ravaged the Balkans is forecast to reach here tomorrow evening!)

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  9. Two rejections. One I then subbed to Quarterreads where it is now published and the other has gone to Spark Anthology.

    w1: 'Scheherazade' for No Binary Review

    s1: as above!

    Onward! :)

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  10. Written a couple, submitted one, another rejection and no acceptances yet so far this year. On the plus side, found My Little Corner which gives a load of calls for submissions http://sandraseamans.blogspot.co.uk/ . You can get a newsletter sent regularly to your inbox.

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  11. The week that was.

    W1: "What Can Never Become" (flash)
    S1: Short story to Triangulation Anthology

    Accept: "Mars Won" accepted by Daily SF
    Published: Nothing new, but I became adoptable at TJ Eckleberg Review

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  12. My W1S1 December 2014 story was accepted and published over at Fifty Word Stories. Does that pub credit count for Hall of Fame 2014 or 2015? I'll take it either way. :)

    Wrote and subbed a story for February W1S1. It was for a contest, and I received a special mention. :)

    Keep going, everyone!

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  13. Quiet on the response front this week, but I managed to get in gear and submit four stories for a total of five out there I'm hopeful about. Working on this quarter's WotF contest submission now for February's story and I have some plans in mind for upcoming stories I hope to gear toward some of my favorite magazines.

    Keep it up everyone! Great work!

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    1. Keep up the good work. A plan is a useful tool. I look forward to seeing your name on the WotF Finalist list.

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