Sunday, August 23, 2015

Week #34 Check-in

It's the end of Week 34!

While it's only an urban myth that there are 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays every 823 years, we might all be a little thankful for this month's extra days. I always feel like I need more days in my month.

 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. Two rejections and three subs (one new and two resubs).
    Had a pretty good week for word count, and tweaked my tracking system to help out with time management.
    Hope everyone had a great week!

  2. In regards to short stories and poetry, I have had an amazingly unproductive week. But, I did celebrate a birthday and almost finish a huge project. The last bits of formatting, proofing, etc. always take the longest time.

  3. Back from vacations and getting through my backlog, catching deadlines last minute. 12 subs this week! 2 new v.short stories and no rejections! Phew! School will start soon & that'll put an end to such productivity!

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  5. Got up to about 4000 words on my second story for August--trying to make up some ground after a lackluster July. Got one rejection, sent another one back out, waiting to hear from two more hopefuls. Also managed to find a few more magazine venues to send some stories to--now I just need to figure out which ones are the best fit.

  6. Hi folks!

    Checking in late because of Worldcon, which took up a big chunk of my writerly work this past week.

    I had two poetry acceptances on the same day last week. Also, my story "The Quest You Have Chosen Defies Your Fate" went out on the Daily Science Fiction list, but their site is having issues and my story is not there to link to. So, boo.

    1. I read it in my email though! Nice story! :)

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  8. “Hair Peace” was published by Short-Story.Me Aug. 8, at

    “The Bird Who Flew Down from Canada” was published by CommuterLit Aug. 20 at Proudly. I introduced the e-zine to Duotrope as a new listing.

    “Boomer Boy, Now You’re a Man” was published by Big Pulp in its Way Out West print anthology., up at A paying market.

    “The Intrepid Mary Fields, non-fiction article of first black and second woman employed by U.S. Mail service, was subbed to Copperfield Review with tie-in to Black History Month.

    “Black Grammie” (fantasy) was subbed to Liquid Imagination, “Modern Love” (literary) to Red Line, and “Until That Time” (flash) to Wilderness House.

    Form-letter rejection from InfectiveINk for “Campbell Goes Viral.” Re-subbed this “romance” to Short-Story.Me.

  9. One more to add to the month of August. "Campbell Goes Viral" was published by Short-Story.Me Aug. 31 and is up at