Sunday, March 29, 2015

Week #13 Check-in


The end of Week 13 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.

35 comments:

  1. Saw a couple old-timers published this week: "Charley vs. RealiTV" survived 26 rejections and is up @ Theme of Absence; "Brains" survived 13 and is up @ Saturday Night Reader.

    Got my March story out early this month, so I've been focusing on novel edits. The defective detective novel is finished at 67K, and I plan to start querying it next month. The post-apocalyptic fantasy I'm working on is a big 'un at 145K. I'm only 10% through edits.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Very cool, Milo. I enjoyed Charley and will have to look up Brains when I get a moment. Life, you know?

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    2. Nicely done! It's great when you can finish early in the month and use the time to focus on longer works.

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    3. Way to find home for those stories, Milo. Good luck with the querying!

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    4. Awesome work, Milo! Goes to show that no matter the number of rejections, your story can always find a home. Also, Saturday Night Reader is great. :)

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  2. My week was:

    W1: "A New and Better Son" (flash)
    S1: flash to Burlesque Press Variety Show; flash to Bete Noire; flash to Cafe Irreal; flash to Flash Frontier; Flash to Every Day Fiction; flash to Apocrypha and Abstractions

    Accept: Not this week (several close ones)
    Published: "The Tutor" is published at Every Day Fiction. Stop by and vote if you get a chance.

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    1. You're so busy! Nice story! (See my comment at EDF.)

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    2. Way to keep at it, Stephen!

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    3. Thanks for reading and taking time to comment, Noa. I appreciate that. And, thanks, Dan. It isn't easy, as you know.

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    4. Nice work! I'll check out your EDF story later. :)

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  3. End of a busy month, with real life doing its best to get in the way of the important work of writing. But did write and sub a 3.5K Lovecraftian short so I'm good for March. Like Milo, doing lots of novel editing too...

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    1. Congrats on hitting the monthly goal, Simon!

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    2. Love your priorities, Simon. Congrats on accomplishing your goal.

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  4. W: Weird week, with visiting family and friends passing through, so I mostly worked on promo and blog posts and reviewed a number of story galleys.

    S: Two poems and posts.

    Accepted: two poems to Kaleidotrope

    Published: "After" and "The Selkie Visits the Beach (Six Months After Losing Her Pelt)" in Grievous Angel.

    This week I plan to dive into real work and get my groove back.

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    1. Weird weeks happen from time to time. Congrats on the acceptances and pub!

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    2. Nicely done, Beth. If you can still produce when life intrudes, you're a real writer :-) And fish and chips does sound wonderful just now.

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    3. Congrats on the sales!

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  5. Written and subbed. From your comments, everyone seems to be keeping busy with their writing.

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    1. Way to keep writing and subbing!

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    2. Nicely done. Step by step, inch by inch...

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  6. Three rejections this week, followed by three submissions. Finished March's story to reach my goal and started on April--I've got a few in mind. Hoping to submit one more story before March is over, then get to work on a longer piece. Lots to do, as always!

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    1. Nicely done to turn those rejections into new submissions, Devin.

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    2. Fight the good fight, brother.

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  7. Wrote and subbed two flash pieces this week! (I'm trying to double up as April, after Easter, & May are crazy exam months in EFL and teaching & marking eat away at writing time.)

    Got one rejection on a story I subbed 14 months ago to Ares Magazine - I'd forgotten all about it! They hadn't even looked at it from what I gather as they were inundated with submissions and have enough for the 1st 6 issues. Asked to see same story and/or other stories for future issues. Wonder if this was a general reply...

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    1. What a strange week you had. I'm glad you've got the writing going in high gear, and wish I could help with the Ares thing. It sounds promising, but it's hard to say for sure.

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    2. I never got a reply from Ares Magazine, but then again, I had withdrawn my story from them ages ago. I did hear of people receiving rejections (more like releases) despite having withdrawn their submission.

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  8. Well, I jinxed myself with my premature celebration last week. I got a lot of work done this week, outlining some longer works and getting excited about new projects, but I failed to write a new story.

    One rejection, two submissions... and one writer who's looking forward to getting back to it next week!

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    1. We all have those weeks from time to time. You've got the right attitude about it. I look forward to reading about your progress next week :-)

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  9. So this month has been more reading than writing, which I don't consider a bad thing. It's also been a very quiet month. I did finish a story, likely to be my Sword & Sorceress submission.

    No new acceptances, but I do have two new publications (should've been three, but I just don't know what's up with Bide...)

    "A Recipe for Corpse Oil" published in Grimdark Magazine issue 3: http://www.amazon.com/Grimdark-Magazine-Issue-Scott-Bakker-ebook/dp/B00V6DEXDK/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1427304949&sr=1-3

    And "Goose Effect" published by Saturday Night Reader (free to read online!): http://stage.saturdaynightreader.com/wp/goose-effect/

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    1. Congratulations on the publications! Looking forward to reading them!

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    2. Nicely done, Siobhan. I enjoyed "Goose Effect" and Grimdark certainly looks intriguing.

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  10. I'm traveling in England this week for book research and also to attend Eastercon in London. Managed to write 5,000 words in the next Toxic World post-apocalyptic novel, but no short story. Subbed one, and got one rejection.

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    1. Good stuff, Sean. Well done.

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  11. I had a couple of hint stories published at Espresso Stories this week! I'm not sure if they count for W1S1 since they were written last month, rejected, re-subbed and then accepted. Does it count if a story has been rejected and then re-submitted? Otherwise, I'm on family vacation with some wild A to Z moments on the side.

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    1. Tyrean - absolutely that counts. I'd say that was the norm, in fact...

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