I think this is more of a wives tale than a proverb, personally. What’s the longest amount of time you’ve ever waited to hear back from a journal or literary agent? How do you all stay patient? I’m going BONKERS over here. I’m still waiting on…
- 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 to start a series of job interviews beginning tomorrow morning. And then I’ll be waiting to hear back about said job interviews. Cross your fingers for me!