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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Dandelo View Post
    Does anyone know if Nine and Midnight Echo send out "Hey, you're going to the second round" emails? It's my first time subbing to either.
    At least as of Issue One, Nine did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhaynes View Post
    At least as of Issue One, Nine did.
    I didn't get a second-round email on my novelette (Issue 2), but I suspect it had something to do with the number of novelette-length submissions, or perhaps with the difficulty of conducting multiple review rounds on 10,000-word stories.

    At least, I hope it was one of those, and not that my acceptance was a mistake....

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    I don't recall getting a round 2 e-mail from Nine but they did post on Twitter saying "if you submitted before such-and-such date and didn't hear back from us yet, you're in round 2."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahthegrey View Post
    I didn't get a second-round email on my novelette (Issue 2), but I suspect it had something to do with the number of novelette-length submissions, or perhaps with the difficulty of conducting multiple review rounds on 10,000-word stories.

    At least, I hope it was one of those, and not that my acceptance was a mistake....
    No, Sarah -- Actually I was mistaken. I remembered knowing I was in the second round but had forgotten that it was due to a tweet as Alex noted.
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    I am definitely feeling grumpy about my submissions this week. Come on, someone owes me a response... http://grab.by/e9t8 (Duotrope stats)

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaSylvia View Post
    I am definitely feeling grumpy about my submissions this week. Come on, someone owes me a response... http://grab.by/e9t8 (Duotrope stats)
    526 days?! That cricket will soon qualify for its own driver's license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaSylvia View Post
    I am definitely feeling grumpy about my submissions this week. Come on, someone owes me a response... http://grab.by/e9t8 (Duotrope stats)
    Well, it's definitely under consideration, then, at least. Probably serious consideration, if what i know of that market is correct.

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    I received a prompt response to my query confirming that my story was in the second look pile, which is enough to make me leave it. But I am wondering about whether to send birthday presents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaSylvia View Post
    I received a prompt response to my query confirming that my story was in the second look pile, which is enough to make me leave it. But I am wondering about whether to send birthday presents...
    Ha! Maybe you should if that one turns one year old next month, but I hope for your sake you hear before then. If your other turns two... well, hopefully it's a killer market (Tor.com?? - I know their response times are up there). You certainly have more patience than I do.

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    *pokes head in*

    hey y'all, long time no see! I've been away (due to life taking a couple of hard knocks) but things have settled and I thought it would be good to come see how all you folks were doing. I've missed you!

    I've been taking a break from short fiction (though I did write one of my favorite short pieces ever this past spring) and I'm writing a novel, currently 66,000 words in! I'm mostly doing it to prove that I can write close to a 100,000 words, and I'm doing okay so far.

    Just wanted to say hi! Been poking around Braggage, good to see all your triumphs!

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    Hi everyone. I'm helping at a fascinating literary conference this week about comic and graphic novels and their educational benefits. Totally fun. Also gearing up for the first ever Denver Comic Con. I think we're in for a ride this weekend! Walked the floor this afternoon and got almost giddy. I'm keeping a notepad in my pocket to write down character notes. Should get lots of little bits this weekend.
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    Victoria! *hugs* Nice to see you

    And you too, sammy! (that'll teach me for living a window open for ages and not refreshing)
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    Hi all! Plugging away like everyone else. Just passed 63K on my novel (yay!), I have 3 subs out right now (2 out for 14 days, but one out since November. Yikes!).

    Various market calls with June/July deadlines are tempting me but I'm finding it hard to pull myself away from the book (which is good I suppose, considering I was blocked for a few months. All of my 2012 subs so far have been resubs of older stories though so I'm torn). The nice weather doesn't help my word count either. Maybe I should go scribble under a tree.

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    Hi guys, wondering if you know of any good literary horror magazines to submit to (or where I could find a listing)? I write a lot of horror short stories but they've stayed in the trunk thus far, figured I might let a few of em see the light of day
    "The road to hell is paved with adverbs" - Stephen King

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica_312 View Post
    Hi guys, wondering if you know of any good literary horror magazines to submit to (or where I could find a listing)?
    Check out Nightmare. Just opened for subs this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahthegrey View Post
    Check out Nightmare. Just opened for subs this morning.
    Cool, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliza C View Post
    Ha! Maybe you should if that one turns one year old next month, but I hope for your sake you hear before then. If your other turns two... well, hopefully it's a killer market (Tor.com?? - I know their response times are up there). You certainly have more patience than I do.
    Yes, it's Tor.com - I don't think there's another market that I would wait that long for.

    I'm usually pretty patient - I like stories to be out of the way so I can get on with new things. But right now there's one story which is postal (which always makes me nervous) and another one at a market that previously bounced my mails (this is the first time I got a sub through) and in both instances, Duotrope is showing recent submissions responded to while mine is past due. I'm torn between hoping that they are under serious consideration (both markets would be a first for me) and fearing that my submissions got lost in the ether and they don't even know I'm waiting.

    *tap* *tap* *tap* *tap* *checks inbox again* *tap* *tap* *tap*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica_312 View Post
    Hi guys, wondering if you know of any good literary horror magazines to submit to (or where I could find a listing)? I write a lot of horror short stories but they've stayed in the trunk thus far, figured I might let a few of em see the light of day
    Try searching on duotrope You can define your searches all sorts of ways, and they're one of the best market databases out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izz View Post
    Try searching on duotrope You can define your searches all sorts of ways, and they're one of the best market databases out there.
    Thank you! *goes to check it out*
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    This will seem paltry to most of you grizzled pros, but for the first time ever I have 5 submissions out at the same time! It's a milestone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaSylvia View Post
    Yes, it's Tor.com - I don't think there's another market that I would wait that long for.

    I'm usually pretty patient - I like stories to be out of the way so I can get on with new things. But right now there's one story which is postal (which always makes me nervous) and another one at a market that previously bounced my mails (this is the first time I got a sub through) and in both instances, Duotrope is showing recent submissions responded to while mine is past due. I'm torn between hoping that they are under serious consideration (both markets would be a first for me) and fearing that my submissions got lost in the ether and they don't even know I'm waiting.

    *tap* *tap* *tap* *tap* *checks inbox again* *tap* *tap* *tap*
    Well, hoping for you that it means they are both under serious consideration.

    I know someone who just started at Tor.com as a slush reader. I was hoping maybe that meant they were recruiting more help to get their response times down. According to a blog post there ages ago, it sounded like they were going to try and do better, so maybe yours is climbing the ladder

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Dandelo View Post
    This will seem paltry to most of you grizzled pros, but for the first time ever I have 5 submissions out at the same time! It's a milestone.
    5 stories out there is great! I know one writer who worked for ages on one story, revised it in VP, subbed it, got rejected, and I've never seen her post about subbing again. The only way to win this game is to keep putting more stuff out there 'til it starts to stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Dandelo View Post
    This will seem paltry to most of you grizzled pros, but for the first time ever I have 5 submissions out at the same time! It's a milestone.
    It is indeed. Congratulations! With the good work you've been showing in the Shock Totem competitions I suspect your biggest challenge in bulking up your sub count will be having stories be accepted quickly! A good "problem" to have, for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eliza C View Post
    The only way to win this game is to keep putting more stuff out there 'til it starts to stick.
    Ain't that the truth! And it can take a while -- I racked up a gigantic number of rejections before my recent flurry of acceptances. Staying in there is the only way, indeed.
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    I'm beginning my trek in the W1S1 world. My goal is to W1S1 per week. I'm at W1S1 every three weeks, or so, now, but it's time to get serious.

    Wish me luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by llambertlawson View Post
    I'm beginning my trek in the W1S1 world. My goal is to W1S1 per week. I'm at W1S1 every three weeks, or so, now, but it's time to get serious.

    Wish me luck!
    Welcome, brother!

    Says I, who've been woefully neglecting his own W1S1 goals in favor of reading submissions and editing.

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