Sunday, April 12, 2015

Week #15 Check-In

The end of Week 15 has arrived!

How's it been for you? Have the keyboard clacked like the rhythmic Pendulum, or is it swinging more like The Scythe? 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 coffee in a writer's mug. 

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.


  1. Missed reporting the last couple of weeks. (Not a lot to report there anyway. Pollen is not my friend.) Getting back into the swing of things though. A couple thousand words on the Southern Gothic novel, plus 15 pages on a graphic novel script that is in the very earliest stages of development.

    No news on any submissions front.

    1. I feel your allergy pain, but congrats on getting back into things! A couple thousand words is nothing to scoff at. Nice work!

  2. Two rejections (one DSF!) and nothing new completed but some poems in basic form down.

    My story Dirt Wobn't Hurt is now upon 101Word Short Stories.

    1. Congrats on the publication! Remember to report it in our form so we can track in the Hall of Champions. :)

  3. Managed to write one and submit one this week. Nice one, N O A.

  4. Things are starting to ramp up as I try to balance writing commitments with impending book release promo.

    W: Continuing Poem A Day with three Twitter-sized poems or story starters each day.

    Finished the rough draft of a new story at 8k. I start editing that this week--it needs a lot of love.

    S: Just submitted new guest blog promo stuff.

    Accepted: Major acceptance--my September W1S1 "Minor Hockey Gods of Barstow Station" to Baen's Galactic Games anthology, to come out August 2016.

    Publications: Before this week, I hadn't had any new stories out this year! Then two in a little flood: "Bread of Life" in Nature. "From the Ashes" in DSF.

    Also, the Locus Awards poll ends on the 15th. The form is huge but you only really need to fill in your name, email, and whatever particular thing you want to vote on. You can write in entries, too. My book The Clockwork Dagger is already listed under First Novels because it was on their recommended list.

    1. Beth, keep up the great work! It's inspiring to see all you do and your success in the W1S1 challenge over the years. :) Congrats!

  5. Hi all,

    Thank god for the poetry/spoken word reading I run or I wouldn't have written or submitted this week. I do a thing called the Hangover Hour Spoken Salon at a bar in Worcester. For featured readings I have local writers and performers do a set of a now dead writer. This time was on Richard Brautigan and as part of the routine I always write a piece right there at the bar and this time was about Brautigan. I do it as a stunt, to prove that writing is not hard to do. Writing well is hard, but writing is as easy as sitting and having a beer. For the piece this week, I liked it enough when I read it to the audience to then clean it up, while still at the bar, and submit it. I love creating situations where you have to produce work.

    Write and Sub: Paying for the Abortion (the book by Richard Brautigan, I Mean) was submitted to RadiusLit

    Hope all are producing and doing well


    1. Hangover Hour Spoken Salon sounds like a lot of fun, David. Whatever inspires you to write and submit, stick with what works!

  6. My post must not've taken. Which isn't such a terrible summary of my week...

    W1: "Naked Truths" (flash)
    S1: Dang it...

    Accept: Dang it...
    Published: Nope

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