I haven’t posted my personal waiting experience in a while. So if you’re interested…
- 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
I’ve given up hope on the Cicada submissions, to be honest. It’s going to be one of those infamous lost submissions that happen all the time. I’ve sent the editors several polite emails inquiring as to the poems statuses, but never received a response to those either.
I also sent a polite inquiry to the PBQ staff asking what the official response time was, but they never responded either. But they are staffed by Drexel University students and their semester doesn’t start until mid-September, so perhaps I’ll have to wait until then. Has anyone heard back from PBQ recently?