Just the word "submission" makes me excited! It's all the possibilies that come with it. It's what makes me check my email everyday! Every submission is a lottery ticket.
Today I got a reply from Wild Rose Press concerning my query for my Carnival of Illusions Series. They want to see the first story, Seer's Destiny. So I submitted that immediately! It would be great to write for them. They actually have a fantasy/romance line which fits my style rather well.
I also submitted to another anthology today: Appalachian Holiday Hauntings. It took me forever to memorize the spelling for Appalachian, and it took another few days to research which states are really in the Appalachians. I have relatives in North Carolina, so I started with that and went from there. Then, I had to tie it in to all of the things associated with Appalachia (civil war, trees, eagles, southern food) and flavor it with a dose of Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol: per guideline requirements. Phew!
Here's what I came up with:
Camilla Lee is a scrooge. Consumed with her career as a virtuoso violinist, she regrets going home for the holidays and is embarrassed by her parents’ simple life in the boonies. She’s lost the meaning of Christmas and it’s up to three spirits: an old civil war general, a bald eagle, and a long lost miner, to set her heart right again.
I still haven't heard back from Way of the Wizard, and I'm sitting on the edge of my seat to hear back about my Samhain Space Opera. They said that they would choose by the end of the month....which draws near.
What the longest time you've had to wait for a submission? And how many submissions do you have out there in cyberspace?