Sunday, August 9, 2015

Week #32 Check-in

It's the end of Week 32!

Are you sweating it out at the end of summer? Is your writing on fire? Whether you're a weekly  or  monthly  (or anything in between) W1S1 participant, it's time to brag! Even if you didn't do anything, you should brag about how amazingly unproductive your week has been. 

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 folks! I hope August is going well.

    Here, it's all going on this week. My son went back to school and the next day my novella edits arrived from Harper Voyager. I have a reeeeaaallly tight deadline on those, so I've been working like crazy.

    For submissions, I had an invitation to an anthology with a close deadline, and I did a 5k story and sent it out in about a 10 day span. I'm counting that as my August W1S1. Here's hoping it makes the cut.

    The past two days have been awful for rejection. One story and ten poems were slapped back at me. Ow. And the day is young.

    Any other W1S1 folks going to WorldCon/Sasquan in Spokane? I'll be there!

    1. Best wishes on your edits and your submission!
      Getting rejections all at once definitely hurts, but you know you're getting your work out there which is still a success. :)

  2. I had four rejected short stories this last week, and then discovered a publication I didn't know about - sure, it's a non-paid pub, but I expected an e-mail acceptance - so it was good news, but kind of odd.
    This morning, I knocked out a few hint fiction stories - 25 words or less works for me on my "need to get writing" days - and sent them out to Espresso Stories, another non-paid market for that length of story. And, I revised a rejected story and sent that out to Postcard Shorts.

    During this month, when I'm trying to get the "lengthy" projects done, it seems like tiny drabble and hint stories are my best "short" type work to do.

    1. You've had an eventful week! Four rejections is a lot but good for you for getting a hefty amount of stories out there. I'm also trying to do some lengthy projects this month . . . maybe I should start with some short drabble and see what comes of it. ;)

  3. This week was better for writing--now that I'm finally settled in sliding into my new routine, hopefully I can be more productive. I polished July's flash piece and wrote another that had been a short story and hadn't quite worked out. I think it's better as a flash piece. We'll see what some various editors think. I'm hoping to make a lot more headway in August. I feel like I need to make up some ground, and I have some September deadlines coming so I'm going to write a few longer pieces for them.

  4. Got my August W1S1 written and out the door, but hope to write and sub a few more. Been busy with my WiP and getting my ebook done. Fingers crossed for a good August for everyone! :)