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    practical experience, FTW Official AW W1S1 Badge Wrangler Lillie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by defcon6000 View Post
    Aww, poor Lillie. Hope you get better soon!

    Do you have one of those programs where you can talk into a microphone and the computer will type it down for you? Tho I don't know how effective those programs are.

    And, uh, congrats on 50 R's!
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillie View Post
    Nah, too much wanking...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillie View Post
    Thanks.

    I've never tried one of them programs, buy I don't think it would understand my accent
    It might, if you get good one. I've known some who use them just fine, they just have to 'train' them.
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    R from the BayCon program book.

    Thanks, Deirdre, for a nice personal note

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    Sorry about the R, Alex. )-:

    Still crickets here. I'm now the longest pending response on one market at Duotrope, and only two days shy of having that honor at a second.

    Need to get some new stuff written and out, so I can bolster my aging cricket population.
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    Sorry to hear about the Rs in here

    I got a 99 day rejection from a place I was shortlisted, knew it would come though - the ending is wonky. There were some good comments though (including about the ending)
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    ((((Alex and V1c)))))
    Sorry about the Rs.

    Quote Originally Posted by zanzjan View Post
    I'm now the longest pending response on one market at Duotrope, and only two days shy of having that honor at a second.
    Good luck with these. Fingers and toes crossed for you.

    I got a R from Clarkesworld today, but I am top of the duotrope stats on one market, way past the ART.

    And according to Duo I'm one day off top for Strange Horizons. Lol. I keep waiting for the R...


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    GL with Strange Horizons, Lillie! I'm right up there with you, a couple of days from their average RT. The thing with Strange Horizons though is that they tend to do a lot of rejections around the 30 day mark and a lot of rejections at the 60-80 day stage... so the Duotrope average RT is a bit deceptive. It sounds like you've made it past their first round of Rs but I wouldn't begin worrying about a response for another couple of weeks yet.

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    Lol, I meant that on duo's stats, the longest sub has been there for 82 days, and I've been there for 81. So, one day off the top spot on duo.

    But on SH's own status page, they say that the thing they've had for longest is at 89 days. So clearly that's someone who don't use Duotrope.

    I guess that they are thinking about my story, or it's slid down behind the radiator.
    Must be one or the other.


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    So it looks like W1S1ers account for a disproportionate number of the top-spot-holders on duotrope's pending list?

    Must be our collective awesomeness. Or a karmic need to learn patience in this lifetime.
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    It only happens occasionally for me. But it's nice when it does.


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    It does feel kind of exhilarating when that happens.

    Nothing currently beyond the estimated RT's for me, so after the frenetic activity at the beginning of this month I can look forward to lots of crickets in the near future.

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    Oh... in the last 5 minutes, I've had two rejections.

    Nice personal from Idiomancer, form reject from Apex.

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    I'm going to start killing my crickets. I'm the longest sub out at two of seven places and at least five days overdue at five out of seven places. I am not getting my hopes up though, because it seems like the minute I get my hopes up, I get depressing form rejections.

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    grrr. Fresh reject from Andromeda Inflight Magazine. I really like this little story. Too bad no one else seems to

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowFox View Post
    Oh... in the last 5 minutes, I've had two rejections.

    Nice personal from Idiomancer, form reject from Apex.
    I just put on the computer to find exactly the same in my inbox.

    Except the one from Ideomancer is only vaguely personal.

    Two rejection Monday

    Hugs for you, me, Meret and Jazz.

    And Good Luck Victoria!


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    Heartbreaking rejection from WotF.

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    Oh, ((((((Matt)))))).

    Big hug for you.


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    I'm still waiting on Rs from both Apex and Abyss & Apex (which I'm ashamed to admit I thought were the same magazine for years). Must be getting close on them both now.

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    Aww man. So sorry about the rejections, Shadow, Jazz, Meret, Lillie and Matt. A few should be coming in for me anytime now, too.
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    Two rejections for me today as well, but my spirits are still up. Commiserations, everyone!

    P.S. Where would you send a sword & sorcery flash story? I seem to be exhausting my usual target markets on this one.

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    R today from Camera Obscura, but I was expecting it. At least I think it was one tier up from the most common form? And it had the most expected time left on Duotrope of all my submissions. Still waiting on the ones I have hope for.

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    For everyone who has gotten an R in the last few days. Sorry, you guys.
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