Sunday, March 22, 2015

Week #12 Check-in


The end of Week 12 has arrived!

How's it been for you? Have the words come like a soft rain, or is life manipulating you like Marionettes, Inc? 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.

27 comments:

  1. I wrote a story and 3 poems this week. I submitted the story & had it rejected the next day! Jury's still out on the poem I sent off. I've also been editing the project I keep waffling on about. You'll hear more if anything comes of it!
    Happy spring to you all , may your inspiration blossom!

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    1. Nice number of submissions for the week! Here's hoping that we get to hear more about this other project soon.

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    2. Happy spring to you, too-- and it sounds like you're kicking off the season with a healthy amount of writing. Well done!

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  3. Starting to get my mojo back on the writing front. The novel is up to 30k and Part 1 is done. (First readers have responded well, so that's a good sign.) Contemplating finishing up a short story for the month, but I'm not sure which one to tackle first.

    Subbed: 2 (Nightmare Magazine, Urban Fantasy Magazine)
    Rejected: 1 (Nightmare Magazine)
    Accepted/Published: None this week

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    1. Hooray for mojo and for good feedback! There's no anxiety like the wait for that initial feedback.

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    2. Sounds like a good week, A.G. Here's hoping the mojo keeps rolling along!

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  4. My agent sent feedback on my novella, so I did another round of revisions to strengthen two subplots. I now have that off to a new reader. I am hoping it will be submission-ready for my editor at Harper in a few weeks.

    My other writing has consisted of more interview/blog post material for my book release, as well as working ahead on Bready or Not posts. I need to get those all wrapped up before the promo work really escalates. I need to start another story soon, too--I need to work on that outlining this week.

    S: A reprint story.

    Accepted: I was very happy that one of my February stories was accepted by Nature! This will be my third publication there.

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    1. Cool about Nature. I liked your previous piece. Glad you enjoyed the Tucson Festival of Books. I lived in Tucson on and off from 1989 to 2003. You ever go to Tuscon, the local relaxacon? It's a fun little get together.

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    2. Hi Sean! I actually spoke with someone from Tuscon last weekend and he invited me to attend. I'm not sure if it'll work out due to family schedules, but I'd like to get down to Tucson again. It has a more pleasant vibe than Phoenix.

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    3. Way to stay ahead of the game on the promo work, Beth! Congrats on the acceptance and I look forward to seeing it in Nature.

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  5. I took a break from short story writing this week to get back into my novel. It's the third in my Toxic World series of post-apocalyptic books that starts with Radio Hope. I edited the 63,000 words I already had and wrote another 4,000. I set it aside a couple of months ago because I was stuck and had a heap of nonfiction deadlines. It's nice to get back to it and the writing is going well. Hopefully it will be a straight shot to the finish now.
    In short story news, I edited and subbed one. Nothing but the sound of crickets from various editors who have my stuff.

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    1. Like the "Radio Hope" title, Sean. Best of luck as you head to that finish line!

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  6. Written one and submitted one. No rejections and one acceptance http://www.everywritersresource.com/shortstories/spirit-in-the-sky-by-linda-casper

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    1. That's how you do it! Congrats on the acceptance.

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  7. Wrote one and submitted one--fourth submission this month. I have three stories in line to be edited and submitted by the end of the month. It's going to be tight; going to have to spend a lot of time on them in the next few days. Challenge accepted!

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  8. Hectic week for me.

    W1: "Strands" (flash)
    S1: flash to Profance

    Accept: A couple of close calls, but nope
    Published: not this week

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    1. That would be Profane, not Profance. See, it really was a hectic week :-)

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    2. Hectic happens. :) Way to keep at it, Stephen.

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  9. Wrote 1: a flash which really wants to be a longer piece, so I'll have to revisit. Submitted 1 as well, so that means I cleared week #13... a quarter of the way to the annual goal!

    One rejection, and one notice of a hold for further consideration.

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    1. Wait a minute... week 13? Apparently that was a bit premature. Stupid math.

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  10. Managed to write and sub my story for March. It's been rough going the last month for a number of reasons, so I'm really glad I got this done. I'm hoping April will be better all around. :)

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  11. My writing is in revision mode this week, but I've had some recent acceptances and publications! "The Biggest Waterslide" was short-listed in Brilliant Flash Fiction's photo prompt contest and was just published there a few days ago (7th on the page) https://brilliantflashfictionmag.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/photo-prompt-contest-results/#more-595
    and @7x20 a twitter fiction place published my hint fiction story, "Buzz," today.
    I admit I would love to get my work accepted somewhere that pays for acceptance, but I also really like getting published . . . period. :)
    And, now, back to revision madness.

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  12. We're on par for the month of March. Subbed a trunk flash piece “Boombox Betty” to EEEl (tNY), “Black Grammie” flash to Writers Haven, and a short story “The Bird Who Flew in from Canada” to Wilderness House. “Things She Left Behind” non-fic to R.kv.r.y was rejected.

    “Whisper That the War’s Not Lost, Lucy Dingo,” three interlocking short stories, will be published by Pure Slush, in its Feast print issue in April.

    OMDB! accepted “Acting Lessons” Mar. 21, my fifth acceptance at this fine online magazine.

    “Premarital Planning” will be published by Bewildering Stories on Apr. 13, 2015.

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