Sunday, April 5, 2015

Week #14 Check-In

The end of Week 14 has arrived!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like The Sound of Summer Running or has The April Witch cast a spell on you? 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. WOOT! 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 food on a writer's table. 

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.

28 comments:

  1. This week was rough--got sick and wasn't able to write anything, so I'm stuck halfway through April's story until I find some energy. But I have a (lofty) goal of finishing two stories this month because I just have too many backed up that need to be written! You know what I mean. :)

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    1. Get well soon, Devin!

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    2. Down some zinc and get back at it. =)

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  2. Over a third of the way through edits on my post-apocalyptic fantasy; 175 pages down, another 300 to go. Got my April story out the door, so the rest of this month is all about those edits.

    Waiting to hear back on 20+ subs. Sometimes I wonder if my email is broken...

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Yeah, I sometimes reckon I must have a ton of acceptances that never reached me!

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    2. 20+ subs... you are a machine!

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  3. Written and subbed. One rejection and one acceptance (The Bird for the August edition of Writers Haven).

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    1. Congrats on the acceptance! Make sure you fill out the form so we can add ti to the Hall of Fame! :)

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  4. Nice acceptance from Daily Science Fiction this week - the short story I wrote and subbed in January. So woo for that.

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    1. I keep trying to break into DSF. So far, they just keep writing me nice rejection letters. Congrats on the acceptance, Simon!

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    2. Thanks, Steph. Wish I could tell you what the magic formula was! I've had 3 acceptances in 10 subs to them, so a fair strike rate I guess.

      Forgot to mention - one of the stories they rejected has just been published in The Lorelei Signal. Problem Hair is here.

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    3. Congrats Simon! Like Stephanie, I have only rejections from DSF. If at first you don't succeed...

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  5. Wrote one, submitted it to the Brilliant Flash Fiction contest and it was longlisted and published on the page. Actually the end of March, but I got distracted with preparing for the A-Z! It's the second to last story here: https://brilliantflashfictionmag.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/photo-prompt-contest-results/

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    1. Awesome, Nick, congrats! Don't forget to fill out the form above so we can add it to the Hall of Fame. Nice job!

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  6. Congratulations to the acceptances, folks! Especially DSF is great news, Simon!
    I seem to have had a lucky month: four acceptances, two semi-pro and two token. Alas, I did not write anything except a portion of my diploma thesis and taxes forms. I also don't expect to write any fiction in April. Perhaps in May.

    And I've also published an article on Czech speculative fiction market: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/novakova_04_15/

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    1. That is definitely a lucky month, Julie! Great work and remember to fill out the form for the W1S1 Hall of Champions. Great article in Clarkesworld, too. :)

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  7. To say that I'm stretched too thin is an understatement. I showed up to the wrong job today (yipe!) Taught a workshop and then they told me I wasn't scheduled, so I dashed off to the job where I was scheduled and apologized profusely. Thankfully I work for very understanding and kind folks.

    Which brings me to my writing week:

    W1: "Women in the Wild" (flash).
    S1: None this week, though I started to sub a couple of times. Hopefully this week I'll make up for the lapse.

    Accept: "That Beautiful World" by Apocrypha and Abstractions; "Bow Ties and Jell-O Cubes" by Every Day Fiction.

    Published: "Reply Hazy, Try Again" at Pure Slush's multi-author serial, Don't Kill Me, I Love You.

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    1. Congrats, Stephen! I read your story "The Tutor" last week at EDF. Always great to see your name in my inbox subscriptions. :)

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  8. W: I started on a new story on Saturday. It's a particularly messy rough draft, which bugs me, but I'm plodding along. I'm to 4k today.

    I'm doing the Poem A Day for April in a different way. I'm a featured author in the TwitterFiction Festival next month, so I'm using the PAD prompts to do 3 poems/stories/story-starters each day for me to post in May.

    Finished editing my novella, too. It goes to my editor next. I also wrote about a dozen blog posts in the past week.

    S: Sent out a new story written in March (couldn't sub until April) and poems.

    Published: A good week for poetry! I have "Squished Things" at Kaleidotrope and "The Migration of Winged Jukeboxes" at Devilfish Review.

    This week I have two pro stories out, too--one in DSF on Tuesday and another in Nature on Thursday. Whew.

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    1. A beautiful week. Well done, Beth.

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    2. Busy week! Great work, Beth, and here's hoping for a great year to follow!

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    3. Great story on DSF!

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  9. Hi
    Late to write in this week.
    Wrote and Submitted a large piece (well finished it anyway) :77 Nameless Love Gods to Garden Gnome Press

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    1. Nice work, David! Keep up the writing and submitting. :)

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    2. Best of luck with the submission!

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  10. Wow where did that week go?
    I am pleased to say that I have "Dirt Won't Hurt" coming up on 101 word stories this week. Didn't get more than a highlight spot on Author of the Month though.
    I wrote a couple of poems inspired by PAD - thanks for that goes to Beth :) I am regularly inspired by the submissions and effort everyone makes at w1s1! Thanks guys!
    Subs? I sent out one or two re-edits. I too am waiting for many replies!

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    1. Excellent work! I'm so glad W1S1 is inspiring you. It's been a huge help for me over the years, too. Keep it up!

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    2. I'm so glad that PAD has been useful for you!

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