Friday, December 09, 2011

100 sites for fiction writers: #86 - Write 1 Sub 1

This is an ongoing series looking at websites that can be of help to fiction writers with their craft and career.

Write 1 Sub 1

Do you think you have what it takes to write one short story a week for every week of the year?

It sounds like a lot of work, doesn't it? But it can be done. In fact, members of the website Write 1 Sub 1 are continually pushing for this.

The goal of the site's members is each week to complete a short story. The story can be between 140 and 15,000 words in length. You don't have to necessarily submit the story to an editor during the same week you complete it, but the ultimate goal is to get the stories out to editors and publishers and to get those stories published.

Where did the idea for this site come from? From famous speculative fiction author Ray Bradbury. Legend has it that Bradbury used to write and mail off a short story per week, so now others are trying to imitate his work ethic.

The online community at Write 1 Sub 1 is growing, with more and more fiction writers taking on the challenge. If you would like to take part, all you have to do is join the site by following it, then post a Write 1 Sub 1 badge on your website or blog. That's pretty much it. Oh, yeah, then you've got a bunch of stories to write, of course.

Once your stories are completed, if you need help finding markets for them, you can always check out the Write 1 Sub 1 listings for Short Fiction Markets and Writing Contests.


SBJones said...

Seems like a lot of work, but when you break it down, it's not. You can write 2,500 words for two days and have a 5,000 word short and still have 3 days to edit and revise and still have your weekends free.

I have toyed with the idea of my next project being episodic with a 2 week turn over. 1 week of writing and 1 week of editing, formatting, cover and uploading. 2 episodes a month. But I have my current WIP to finish first.

Lyn Perry said...

I'm going to go for it.