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Thread: [Magazine] Bastards and Whores

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    [Magazine] Bastards and Whores

    Has anybody dealt with the online magazine Bastards and Whores?

    At Duotrope, submissions to B&W have brought a response in an average of 47 days, and a maximum of 89 days.

    However, I submitted a story to them 136 days ago. After a few months, I sent a query. No response. A month later, I sent another query, only to find that their e-mail address no longer worked.

    I found that B&W has a page on Facebook, so I posted there, requesting either an alternate e-mail address or a response. After I'd posted a few times, they responded (on Facebook) only so far as to tell me the e-mail address was working. So I sent another query. And, a week later, another.

    That's where it stands now. If I don't hear back in a week, I'll withdraw the submission.

    Has anybody had a different (better, I hope) experience with Bastards and Whores?
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    Have you seen a copy of their magazine?

    Are they still in business?

    Are they so high-pay or high-prestige that you thought of them first when it was time to submit your work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald View Post
    Have you seen a copy of their magazine?

    Are they still in business?

    Are they so high-pay or high-prestige that you thought of them first when it was time to submit your work?
    It's entirely online. What I've read has been a very mixed bag, in both quality and subject. The site is asking for submissions by July 31 for the next issue.

    Low-paying; no prestige that I'm aware of. According to my records, they were the sixth market to which I'd submitted that particular story. So, no surprise if they reject it; at this point I don't care. I just want a response.
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    I'd send them a letter withdrawing the manuscript. It's really not worth your time at this point.
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    Well, they've got an interestingly ecelctic mix of stuff. Wouldn't mind appearing there, but, yeah, I'll probably end up flogging that unwanted, unloved story elsewhere.

    I just wondered if my experience was atypical.

    ETA: In fairness, I need to note that I just saw a reply (on Facebook, which I only check a couple of times a week) from someone at Bastards and Whores. They posit that the address I've been using (which is the e-mail address they advertise as being the place for questions) doesn't work; I was given a personal address. So, I'll try that.
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