Sunday, May 17, 2015

Week #20 Check-In


The end of Week 20 has arrived!

How's it been for you? Have your words come like soft rain, or has A Sound of Thunder distracted 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. Hooray! 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 writers pay for new magazine subscriptions. 

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.

15 comments:

  1. Got two rejections back this week and turned them around to other markets--trying to keep a high volume of stories circulating on editors' desks. Otherwise a pretty quiet week. Still lots of story ideas in mind that I'm planning on (hopefully) working on this week--the queue of tales waiting for me to write is long indeed. Twenty weeks into 2015 already--hope it's been great for everyone!

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    1. Way to keep those stories circulating, Devin! Definitely need to keep them moving in front of a lot of eyes before they find the right home.

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    2. Same here, Devin. I find that if I get them back out ASAP, I don't obsess over them quite as much. There's a home for every story out there, I've found.

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  2. Published this week: "Ghosts of Space Command" @ Perihelion Science Fiction

    Write on, everybody!

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  3. Wrote 2, Submitted 1. Got one rejection and one bump-up to an editor-in-chief, but otherwise quiet on the stuff I have out.

    Still no word on the contract I'm waiting on, so that potential acceptance may be evaporating. But hey-- if they don't have a contract, I'm probably dodging a headache, right?

    Making good progress on the 50 pages for the agent, and hope to have that done, polished, and submitted by the end of June.

    Keep at it, everyone!

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  4. Added about 6k to the novella (which was a novelette until it got too big for it's britches). Working on some continuity tweaks and the final scene or two. Then it will be back to work on the Southern Gothic novel.

    1 rejection (Urban Fantasy Magazine).
    No subs/acceptances/publications this week.

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  5. Wrote none and subbed 1 - another flash piece 'Those Who Can, Do' coming up at 101 Word Short Stories on the 21st May. Look out for that if you have a few minutes, or even less!

    Keep up the good work everyone!

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  6. I just re-joined this challenge after being away for over a year. I'm really excited to be writing short stories again. I wrote a story called New Eden and subbed a story called The Picnic to Daily Science Fiction.

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    1. Welcome back, Celesta! Good luck with Daily Science Fiction.

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  7. W: Wrote a few thousand words of blog post/article content, plus some long interviews. A month until book release and this is hitting heavy.

    S: Posts to my publicist, and my W1S1 story for the month is in a contest.

    Accepted: A poem to Niteblade Magazine. This came after I had about 15 poetry rejections in the past week. Nice to get something positive!

    Published: "Roots, Shallow and Deep" is up at Urban Fantasy Magazine. I really love this story!

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  8. Written and submitted and feel dejected after two rejections this week. Still, if that's the worst occurrence this week, I shouldn't complain.

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    1. Don't get too down! It just means the homes for those stories are elsewhere--get them back out there. :)

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  9. Well, didn't get back into short story writing like I had planned. I did get 5,000 more words done in book 3 of my Trench Raiders series of WWI action novels. I'm now 10,000 words in, or about 25% done. Also got two story rejections. Oh well.

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    1. 5000 words in a week is great! And I got two rejections this week as well--let's get them back out there.

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