Sunday, December 20, 2015

Week #51 Check-in

The end of Week 51 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words been hotter than Fahrenheit 451, or has The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms gotten in the way? 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, shout it from the rooftops. Yahoo! If you've had something W1S1-related accepted, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame. But if stuff 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 (2011-2014).

(Please note that reports will not immediately appear, as they must be verified/processed by the weekly moderator.) 

While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put protein-rich snacks in a writer's fridge. 

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.

 And a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone this week!


  1. Hi everyone!

    W: No actual fiction writing this week, just lots of prep work. Synopses, setting up Scrivener for my next book, editing poems from November, blog stuff...

    S: Finally caught up, kinda! I sent out about 10 poems and submitted a story for critique. I still need to send out more poems.

    Acceptances: I had a reprint accepted for a podcast market and made a huge sale of a story I wrote back in May. I'm excited to say more once I have the contract!

    Publications: My W1S1 from November was a holiday story for Every Day Fiction, and it went up yesterday. "Rootless" is a peculiar kind of love story between a dryad and its tree.

    I wish all those who celebrate Christmas a wonderful week--and I wish the same to those who don't celebrate the day! Just joy all around, and maybe some writing and cookies squeezed in there, too.

  2. It's been a week of revisiting a novel long held in limbo, but it's almost complete. I think I can reach my goal of finishing it before New Year's, and then I have three short stories to submit before deadlines of December 31 . . . and then I can start making the novel draft a little less rough. I keep thinking of things that need to go in earlier places, but I have some momentum now and don't want to stop and go back to insert them.

    All in all, a good week. Looking forward to reporting next week. Merry Christmas to all, and to all happy writing!

  3. My two October W1S1 stories were accepted and will be published in January 2016. :)

    Two weeks left to get my W1S1 Monthly story written and subbed for December....

  4. A pretty good month for me, with Santa Claus to boot. “Angels Mucking in the Garden” was published by Short-Story.Me Dec. 26, at

    “Angel of Misplaced Mercy” was published by Short-Story.Me Dec. 5 at

    “Truth and Consequences,” published by Bewildering Stories Nov. 23, was chosen to be included in BwS’ Fourth Quarterly Review of 2015.

    “Last Christmas, Next Christmas” was accepted by InfectiveINk.

    “Holiday Games” will be published shortly by Every Day Fiction.

    “Baby Needs Shoes” was accepted by Pure Slush for its themed Christmas issue.

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

    Oh, and I don’t remember if I noted “Black Grammie” was published by Liquid Imagination Nov. 30, at