Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Waiting on Submissions
Right now I have so many submissions out there and I've been waiting for so long that I feel like the lady in this painting. Only I'm not looking out the window, I'm looking at the computer screen. And I'm not sure who that is in the background behind the curtain? Maybe my husband thinking, what's she so concerned about?
My Rainbow story is with Beneath Ceaseless Skies, a pro magazine that qualifies you for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. It's been there for 38 days now, and I see on Duotrope that they've already rejected two other stories that were sent after mine. Average time for rejection=28.2 days. Average time for acceptances=38.5 So I'm waiting and waiting to hear back!
I have three submissions out with Pill Hill Press: My Atlantis story, My Shadows and Light story, and my Necromancer story. I've never sent to them before, so I have no idea what their response will be.
My one and only scary story, titled Reverence, has been at Abandoned Towers for over a hundred days, and I'm waiting on that one as well. I submitted it to their print magazine, and they said it would take longer to decide on that, so I'm waiting to hear back.
What magazines are you waiting on? What's the longest time you've had to wait?