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Introversion

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June 1 - July 15. Anyone else submitting to them?

Let the countdown to dejections & rejections begin! :poke:
 

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I had a story conveniently free itself from the fickle clutches of its previous submission last night, so yeah, count me in.
 

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Good luck to us both!

They do seem to be responding very quickly, at least according to The Submission Grinder, so I guess my thrilling period of suspense will be short either way. :tongue
 

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Well, I'm out already. Whee, quick ride!

BTW, does, "This didn't really work for me" count as a personal rejection? Strictly speaking, I guess it wasn't a "Dear Joan" form letter, so yes. But I almost think I'd prefer the form letter to, "Eh, didn't like it." :tongue

Ah well. On to the next thing.
 

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Sorry Introversion. Send it off again!

BTW, does, "This didn't really work for me" count as a personal rejection?

I think that was pretty standard form back when JJA was reading slush for F&SF. I have quite a collection of them. Occasionally there'd be a "There's nice writing here but" at the start. (-:

I never got past slush at F&SF under JJA's reign, so I don't have high hopes now either, but so far I seem to be hanging in there. Who knows? This is kind of an atypical story for me. (Trying to level up.)
 

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I don't have high hopes now either, but so far I seem to be hanging in there. Who knows? This is kind of an atypical story for me. (Trying to level up.)

Fingers crossed for you!

CC Finlay @ F&SF rejected this same story of mine. He said some nice things about it, but his rejection inspired me to polish it up a bit for Lightspeed. Not sure I know how to polish it further, but I'll keep trying to find it a home.
 

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I have made peace now with the idea that I will never write a story JJA likes, and that's okay.
 

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Dang it all. The best short story I've currently got is out to three other places and Lightspeed doesn't do simultaneous submissions.
 

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Submitted something on the 11th. Awaiting rejection with bated breath.

EDIT: Got my rejection yesterday, the 16th. Five days is pretty speedy indeed.
 
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got my rejection today = 10 days turnaround. Gotta love the speed of response
 

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Rrrrrriiiiip that bandaid right off! :Jump:

Lightspeed is fast, but ClarkesWorld is scary-fast. 1-2 day rejections are common. Most places only do that if I submit with crayon and handmade paper...
 

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