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Old 04-27-2012, 10:43 PM   #3776
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Got my R from Dark Faith 2. 88 days. Form, too, I was hoping for at least a personal since they were sending out so many personals.
Mine too.

I wouldn't fret, I don't think they are sending out as many personals as DT suggests. I think the style of their form is making people think it is a personal. Their responses seem evenly spread across Rejection, Form Rejection and Personal Rejection. So clearly there is some confusion.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:58 PM   #3777
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Ditto on the Dark Faith 2 R. Pretty sure mine was a form R: "Didn't grab my attention, I'm afraid." Which is a bummer because I really love this story. At least now I can flesh out the ending like I always wanted to, but was restricted by the wordcount.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:08 PM   #3778
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Having grown several humans myself, I can say that I never lost any of them in there.
Well, there's a story idea right there.

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I can also say I've waited MUCH longer than that at other markets, so it wouldn't have normally bothered me much. But since I'm already feeling low about my writing, it made me sad.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:37 PM   #3779
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Ditto on the Dark Faith 2 R. Pretty sure mine was a form R: "Didn't grab my attention, I'm afraid." Which is a bummer because I really love this story. At least now I can flesh out the ending like I always wanted to, but was restricted by the wordcount.
I got "It's not quite what I'm looking to acquire."
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:08 AM   #3780
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That ratchets up my anxiety. I'm at 115 days at Dark Faith 2. Probably got lost :/
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:45 AM   #3781
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That ratchets up my anxiety. I'm at 115 days at Dark Faith 2. Probably got lost :/
I'm starting to think the same about my One Buck Horror sub.

*hopes they don't use it as what not to do in a submission
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:33 AM   #3782
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I got "It's not quite what I'm looking to acquire."
At least he read yours. Sounds like mine bored him.

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That ratchets up my anxiety. I'm at 115 days at Dark Faith 2. Probably got lost :/
Perhaps he's considering yours. Acceptances might be coming last.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:50 AM   #3783
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Perhaps he's considering yours. Acceptances might be coming last.
Perhaps. The problem I have is the rejection sets are between a specific date. I can't believe it just so happens that everything over 100 days is being considered, you know?
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Rejection from Analog for "Call-Center". Back to searching for a good market for it. Might go out on a limb and try it at Tin House before they close for the summer. It is a zombie story but a very adult one, yes?

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Perhaps. The problem I have is the rejection sets are between a specific date. I can't believe it just so happens that everything over 100 days is being considered, you know?
Well, don't forget, not everyone reports their responses on duotropes. There probably were 100+ day rejections.

There's also the possibility that maybe the stories were rejected before they made it past the 100-day mark.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:29 AM   #3786
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Here's my Dark Faith 2: "I loved the opening and the structure, but the tale as a whole isn't quite what I'm looking to acquire."

Serves me fine, as I never actually noticed the anthology was concerned with a topic of faith 8-|

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Old 04-28-2012, 03:54 AM   #3787
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70 day rejection from Lore. I'm running out of horror markets...
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:04 AM   #3788
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There's also the possibility that maybe the stories were rejected before they made it past the 100-day mark.
I hope so. In any case, there are about 60 subs left, and probably more than three times as many unreported. I still have a long way to go before I'm anywhere near declaring triumph.


44-day R from Shock Totem. That was a long shot, a dark fantasy unlike anything I've ever read in their first four volumes. I think I'll rewrite it before submitting it again. I don't think the first person perspective is working in its favor.
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70 day rejection from Lore. I'm running out of horror markets...
Did you notice Midnight Echo? Limited Print and e-publication, open to international subs, and $.03 a word. Their covers are freakin' fantastic, as good as any of the awesome Weird Tales and Shock Totem covers I've seen. 5K max word count though.
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*looks at the possible options of where to send this mystery.

I don't really want to send it to Alfred Hitchcock, because I won't hear back until the end of the summer. But I don't want to send it to Washington Pastime because of their being a false "pro-paying" market.

Wordcount, trying like hell to weigh the pros and cons.
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The silence is deafening here.

I've got a story at Stupefying Stories which has now gone "red" on my duo trope submissions tracker. Wondering if they actually received it now!
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I've got a story at Stupefying Stories which has now gone "red" on my duo trope submissions tracker. Wondering if they actually received it now!
If in doubt, query. Mr. Bethke is very nice about responding to polite queries regarding submissions that are past the 60 (?) day window.
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That's good to know. It's not at 60 yet but not far.
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Did you notice Midnight Echo? Limited Print and e-publication, open to international subs, and $.03 a word. Their covers are freakin' fantastic, as good as any of the awesome Weird Tales and Shock Totem covers I've seen. 5K max word count though.
My story is 4,600 words! Boo-yah! Thanks for the tip .
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The R was personal, though no feedback in it. Usually they're much faster, too. I seem to attract Crickets of Extended Longevity.

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Maybe try Black Static? They took a Naughty Zombie story from me several years back, so certainly it's something they're open to.
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So sorry to hear that. But at least you got the R sent to you? *shrugs* IDK, it sucks.
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Rejection from The Colored Lens for "The Consumption". Very nice personal with some compliments, but I don't know how to take a comment that indicates that the concept is well visualized and clearly articulated, but the plot should be deeper to allow for the gore. Maybe I'll take it as a compliment.

I think I've subbed to all my markets that don't allow sim subs. Off to send this story elsewhere. Grumble, grumble, grumble.
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