Sunday, August 2, 2015

Week #31 and Month 7 Weigh-in

It's the end of Week 31 and the end of Month 7 too. Where does the time go?

How's it gone? 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! Is anyone else weirded out that it's August already?

    I had a surprise anthology invitation this week, so I've scrambled to work on a new story. It's at almost 5k and needs more frantic critiques and revisions, but I hope I can send it in next weekend or thereabouts.

    It has been a good week for acceptances, too, though not the kind to report for W1S1. Two reprints were accepted--one for a full reprint, one for a podcast.

    I'm expecting my major writing projects to start hitting this week, just as my son goes back to school. Here's hoping the revisions aren't too daunting...

  2. Yes Beth, I can't believe it's August already. I actually just blogged about how July passed me by without me knowing it, and without hitting my W1S1 goals. :/ But I'll try to double up in August to make up for it. I think my life might just be settling down a bit. Not a lot . . . but a bit.

    Nothing on the acceptance/rejection front; still waiting to hear back from a maybe letter. I submitted one today and am working to finish up a flash piece to send out. I have some stories on my radar that need to be penned. Always with me more stories in my mind than on my pages.

    1. Best of luck as you double up on your goals for August! I hope you hear back on that 'maybe' soon, too. The endless waiting game...

  3. Time flies when you're having fun, isn't that what they say? I seem to be having rejections mind you! Three in the last week but I'm pleased to say that one of those had made it to the second stage at DSF! I'm obviously getting better at this!
    Wrote one and subbed none but my July quota has already been filled so not too worried.
    Have a great August!

    1. Congratulations on getting to the second round at DSF! That is an accomplishment, albeit a frustrating one. Here's hoping the next email is an acceptance!

  4. Hi everyone! July has been busy but productive for me. My longer-form work is progressing nicely, and I'm enjoying the accountability/chapter-exchange group that I'm in.
    My story "Outpatient" went live at Nature this month. I got really nice feedback from readers, and it was picked up by the Nature podcast for an audio treatment. I wasn't expecting that, and it made my day when I found out.

    July saw 9 submissions, 6 rejections, and 1 acceptance at Daily Nightmare. That acceptance is my first 100-word drabble sale, and it was fun to write, with much more dream-like language than my normal work.

    Hope everyone has a great August!

    1. Hooray for the publication at Nature! My last story there was used in the podcast, too--I was thrilled with the job they did.