Sunday, July 26, 2015

Week #30 Weigh-in

It's the end of Week 30!

How's it gone this week? Any triumphs? Any disasters? 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, here's your chance to tell the world. If you've had something W1S1-related accepted, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame. But if life 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 tea in a writer's cup. 

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. Hi everyone! I hope things are going well as July winds down!

    W: I edited a new Chicken Soup story. The past few days I have been doing heavy thinking and note-taking for a new novel outline.

    S: sent in the Chicken Soup story. That makes five of those submitted since mid-June.

    I had an acceptance this week! The drought is broken! I sold a poem to Zetetic.

  2. A week of un-fun writing involving a class paper and my name n lots of documents (starting a new day job). Been slack in the new fiction department, unfortunately. I have lots of ideas I want to write but too many time-sensitive projects to do in day-to-day life: the pitfall of many budding writers. I'll have to focus this month on it or risk becoming one of those guys who "didn't have time to write."

  3. Hot as a firecracker this month. “Boomer Boy, Now You’re a Man” was my first foray into a Western, accepted for Big Pulp’s “Way Out West” print anthology (paying market) to come shortly.

    “Test of English as a Foreign Language” was accepted by Mulberry Fork Review for publication in December.

    “Korean Sojourn” was published by Pif July 1, at although it was out 257 days and required two queries!

    “Jump Cut” was published by The Story Shack July 22 at

    Wilderness House took 137 days and one query to reject “The Bird Who Flew Down from Canada,” but they did publish one of my lesser stories last year so they’re not all that inept.