Sunday, September 27, 2015

Week #39 Check in

It's the end of Week 39!

It's only a few more days until the end of the month. Don't let time slip away from you!

 Whether you're a weekly  or  monthly  (or anything in between) W1S1 participant, it's time to brag! Have you faced any challenges? Make any breakthroughs? 

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. Finally saw some responses roll in on my outstanding submissions. Both were rejections, but I should be able to turn them around and resub this week.

    Had to deal with a water main break at a relative's house this week, but still got some writing done while waiting on the city inspector/backhoe/etc. Close to 5k, which is not bad considering the amount of time I had.

    Keep writing, everyone!

    1. Yikes. Great progress this week, all considered. Dealing with a water main break and the consequences certainly isn't fun. Here's hoping the next week doesn't bring more surprises like that!

  2. I just returned from a one-day booksigning trip in Houston, so I'm kinda loopy right now...

    W: A new flash fic and several poems.

    S: I want to send this new story to a market that's been holding another submission of mine for a while, so I'm debating if I should send it elsewhere for now.

    Best wishes to everyone as we finish up September!

  3. This week has brought a deluge of rejections - 12 in total. I had been waiting on some for months.
    I've got a flash piece of rhyming prose (!), coming out next month in an anthology being published via a writing group I belong to. That's taken up almost all my time as I volunteered to edit the collection. (A new experience for me.) It'll be for free and for fun so I'll post the link when it's done.
    On the writing front, I managed to complete the second in a trilogy of short stories that I'm hoping to sell as one. Number two is half way finished and I've subbed the third as a stand alone for now (writing Star Wars style) to test the water. Let's see what happens...
    Have a great writing week!

    1. Ouch, what a painful rejection week. Here's hoping you get some good news soon instead!

  4. September was gratifying. “Goodbye and Thanks, Lucille, was published by CommuterLit Sept. 30 at

    “The Train Is Comin’” was published by InfectiveINk Sept. 12, at

    “Campbell Goes Viral” was published by Short-Story.Me Aug. 31, at

    “Truth and Consequences,” was accepted by Bewildering Stories Sept. 27 and scheduled for publication.

    “The Diplomat Is Negotiating” subbed to Shotgun Honey.

    “Until That Time” rejected by Wilderness House; subbed to SmokeLong.

  5. My August W1S1 story - Derelict - was accepted and published over at 101 Fiction, brining my 2015 W1S1 total to 5. Not sure what I'm writing for October yet or where I will sub it but it's early in the month yet - thankfully! :)