Sunday, May 24, 2015

Week #21 Check-In



The end of Week 21 has arrived!

How's it been for you? Have your words soared like The Rocket, or crashed and burned at Fahrenheit 451? 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 put fuel in a sci-fi writer's jetpack. 

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.

19 comments:

  1. A good week for me--started a new story and submitted five or six others to various magazines. Got a response from Heroic Fantasy Quarterly asking to see the rest of a story, which sounds like good news. All this while helping my lovely fiance plan a wedding! ;-) I'm hoping to get a flash story in this week and continue work on that one I started, which aims to be a 5,000-word adventure tale. Feeling good!

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    1. Sounds like you're making steady progress. Keep up the good work! :)

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    2. Hooray for the wedding plans and submissions galore!

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    3. Awesome week, Devin!

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  2. I got nearly finished with the novella and realized... it needs to be much larger. >_< Working on adding to the outline and sketching out scenes to make it novel length. Also picked back up on the OGN script I'm hoping to pitch later in the summer.

    2 subs this week (Futuristica 1, Betwixt)
    1 rejection (Tor.com - a lightning fast 22 day response)
    No acceptances or publications.

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    1. Way to keep at it, A.G. That's a tough revelation when you can see the end in sight for the novella, but kudos for figuring out what's best for the story.

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    2. Congrats on figuring out the novella needed to be longer--at least you've already made some headway into your new novel. ;-)

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  3. Wrote one and haven't subbed it - it'll go tomorrow, first thing. (I need to give it a once over with fresh eyes!)
    No acceptances, no rejections but you can read Those Who Can, Do at 101Word Short Stories!

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    1. Congrats on getting one written and prepped, and another published!

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  4. I revised and sent off my W1S1 for the month. Spent a lot of time working on blog posts and interviews, plus preparations for Phoenix Comicon next week! A story I wrote last month had some critical problems in it, so I've spent the past few days deleting thousands of words and rewriting.

    I likely won't get to post next Sunday due to the convention.

    I wish everyone the best as you work toward the last days of May!

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  5. Cheers for sending off your W1S1 for the month.

    Have a great time at the convention!

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  6. Wrote 1, which is nice, but even better was brushing off some stories sitting around and sending out four submissions this week. (Two re-subs and two new.)

    One rejection, which I'll review and re-sub next week.

    Have a great week, everyone!

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    1. Great work, Dan! Keep it up.

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    2. That's awesome Dan! Hope this week is as productive.

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  7. Hi

    I made up for missing two weeks. I have written three and submitted the three. I have spent time reading old pulp fiction from the 30s lately and having a great time writing in the mode.

    Hope all are doing well

    David

    David

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    1. Sounds like a lot of fun, David. And congrats on getting caught up!

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  8. Really late this week due to bad internet signal. Ashamed to say that in a week away, I have relaxed too much and just managed the W1S1 bit.

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  9. Sorry your form doesn't allow for multiple paid and unpaid acceptances, but no matter. May was a good month. “Jump Cut” was accepted by The Story Shack and will be published July 22.

    “Korean Sojourn” was subbed to Writers Workshop, “Hair Peace” was subbed to Big Pulp, “Until That Time” was subbed to Vine Leaves, “Things She Left Behind” was subbed to Chicken Soup and “Wallet Full of Money” was subbed to Short-Story.Me.

    “Stella’s Chili” was published by Every Day Fiction (paid) May 5 at http://www.everydayfiction.com/stellas-chili-by-walt-giersbach/. “Why Benny Three Sticks Is Still a Virgin” was published by InfectiveINk (unpaid) May 16 at http://infectiveink.com/?p=1850 . OMDB! (paid) published “Acting Lessons” May 4, my fifth acceptance at this fine online magazine, at http://www.overmydeadbody.com/actless.html.

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  10. Wrote 2 stories and subbed them both for May W1S1 - exceeded my usual monthly goal so I'm happy with that. It was a rough month creatively and otherwise. Looking forward to the summer....

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