I am currently waiting upon…
- Painted Bride Quarterly (date submitted: January 4th; what submitted: 1 fiction, 1 non-fiction) Official Response Time: unknown
- Cicada (date submitted: February 16th; what submitted: 2 poems) Official Response Time: up to 4 months
- storySouth (date submitted: June 1st; what submitted: 1 fiction) Official Response Time: 2-6 months
- Weave magazine (date submitted: June 1st; what submitted: 1 non-fiction) Official Response Time: 3 months
Also, I’m waiting for The Stillwater Review to get back to me, months after they sent the congratulatory acceptance email for my poem. They asked for a short bio, but never responded to several questioning emails about how I could get a hold of a copy of the publication or when the issue was coming out. It’s a new poetry journal (I know, I know, I’m not really a poet. But I swear I’ve written one good one in my entire life and this was it), but it’s associated with Sussex Community College so it’s legitimate.
I just googled and stumbled upon a video for The Stillwater Review’s launch, apparently. The cover looks beautiful. I’d really like to get my hands on a few copies!
Does anyone have any specific information about who to contact in this matter?
3 thoughts on “Writing is a Waiting Game”
I found this blog because I am also waiting on the Painted Bride Quarterly to get back to me on a story. It’s been several months, and I’ve written two e-mails to them just asking if they had any idea of when I might hear, but to no response. Did you ever hear back from them?
[Deep sigh] No, I never heard back from them. I wrote them two emails as well, asking very politely from the angle that I write a blog specifically dealing with response times and it would be appreciated by many people if they gave a guestimate, but no luck. I’ve heard from others that it can be up to and beyond fourteen months wait time. Thanks to submishmash (aka submittable) I at least know that they received and have looked at my submissions; they’re not lost. Maybe we both still have hope!
Thanks for the reply. I don’t mind waiting – I’m used to it – but I hate that they haven’t replied to my follow-up e-mails, even with just a form letter. I just about always receive at least a form letter for my troubles. It gives me the feeling that there’s no one actually there.