Monday, October 3, 2005


Made my submission to TMR last night... wish me luck! I have the hardest time selecting which pieces are my "best." I hope I chose the right ones to send to them. They say they respond in 2 - 6 weeks. I can handle that. I think that's part of the reason I haven't submitted to Ploughshares; it isn't the rejection that I dread, it's waiting 3 months to get it ;)

Still waiting to hear from Melic. I have a strong suspicion that my submission got lost in their recent shuffle, since their deadline is a monthly rolling deadline and it's been well over one month. I hate when that happens, at some point you have to decide whether you're being impatient, or if there's a reason to think you should contact them, then take the chance of being wrong and pissing someone off.
**Guess I was hitting the bottle when I read these guidelines, they plainly say "less or equal to 4 months..."
Glad I went back and re-read before I contacted them! DUH Erin!

Also still waiting for word from the Tigertail Anthology. I don't know why I submitted there, call it a whim. Their guidelines were sketchy and unclear, which means there was no statement as to a response time, or projected publication date. Basically, they're one of those, "shut up and wait" subs. I've been at the shutting up and waiting for 3 months now, but with an anthology the wait is more extended than it is with a monthly/quarterly publication, so I'll just keep waiting for now.

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  1. I know what you mean, Erin. I have a few submissions in myself and, like you, it's not the rejection I mind because I've grown immune to that, but the months of waiting and the unanswered queries ... I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

  2. Good Luck, of course.

    BTW, I just checked my sheet, Tigertail submission period ends 10/15. We'll probably hear something by the end of the month.

  3. I can't find that date on the website anywhere but my brains are not so very functional right now.

    Why do teenagers have to be so damned difficult?!