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by TomKnighton
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

Well, I finally heard back from Analog. At 325 days, I get what looks like a form rejection with a slight modification about the delay (it got overlooked, apparently?) I don't mind rejections. I really don't. I don't mind form rejections. Not really. But yeah, I kind of do mind waiting 325 days to g...
by TomKnighton
Mon May 26, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

Been kind of busy, so I haven't been hanging around here like I was, but my submission with Analog is currently a 274 days, and I'm really getting aggravated at the delay. Especially because I still haven't heard anything on my query. Even a "Yeah, yeah, keep your shirt on" would have been...
by TomKnighton
Mon May 26, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 36
Views: 9844

Re: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

First submission to the contest, first rejection.

The kicker is, I don't have anything ready for submission since I've been working on my novel. wotf020

Oh well, this one's getting filed away for my anthology. :)
by TomKnighton
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

Well, I'm still there at 242 days. Still no response and no response to the query I sent a month and a half ago. Honestly, I'm fine with a rejection at this point. It's the whole not knowing thing that's bothering me.
by TomKnighton
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

At least that's good news for mine. It's at 214 right now.

Still haven't heard anything on my query though. wotf012
by TomKnighton
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

Leo T. Lion wrote:Tom, I feel... sick?


Can't imagine why. wotf001
by TomKnighton
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

Submission Grinder has a 141 day rejection listed right now, but I suspect more will come in as people check email during the day.

I don't know how I'd feel being so close to 300. Hopefully, I won't know. Ever. wotf007
by TomKnighton
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

211 here.

I'm curious how many other people are over 200 days. Not just here, but overall.
by TomKnighton
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

I spoke with a former editor of one of the pro online magazines yesterday. He said that a 288-day wait time is a good sign, especially if the magazine doesn't tell you the story is lost after multiple queries. He said it is also fairly common before a pro mag takes on a new author. I don't know if ...
by TomKnighton
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

Well, shoot. I guess I won't be submitting to that market again for a while. And I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing that the story tied up there isn't one of my better ones. Going forward, Analog will probably be my last pro market unless they get their response times down a bit. I do...
by TomKnighton
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

There's at least three of us who've waited over 200 days on this board. I'm the most junior of the three with 207 days so far. Although, from what I understand, Analog is desperately trying to catch up on their slush. Hopefully they'll knock it out soon and we can all either cash our checks or at le...
by TomKnighton
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

FWIW, still no word on my query sent on Friday.

I can't say that I don't want to be impatient, because the ship has set sail on that one. I just don't want to seem impatient.

Easier said than done. wotf001
by TomKnighton
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

I can imagine. I know how I'm dealing with my wait, and I'm not quite as long as you guys at this point. Of course, over 200 days is a long time no matter what. I'm well past the average over at The Grinder, which is not a good feeling, especially when you figure there's a good likelihood of a rejec...
by TomKnighton
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

Thanks!
by TomKnighton
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

Hazlett,

How long did it take for you to hear back on your query? I sent it yesterday morning, but figured it would take a couple of days to hear anything. I just have no idea what is normal.

I'm in all new territory on this stuff now.

Thanks!
by TomKnighton
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

I've now hit 200 days, so I'll be querying in a little bit.

Here's hoping I get some kind of movement.
by TomKnighton
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Am I doing submissions backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 5492

Re: Am I doing submissions backwards?

Patty, Thanks for the clarification. FWIW, I'm a new fiction writer and while I'm not actually in that depressive cycle just yet, it doesn't hurt to plan ahead since I know it will come if I don't sell something by some point. Luckily, I'm not there yet. As I've said elsewhere, cheerleaders in high ...
by TomKnighton
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

Much appreciated. I'll freely admit that this is something I didn't really expect to encounter too much, so I haven't really done much research on the "how" aspect on this one.

Might need it as things stand...but I might not, either.
by TomKnighton
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

I'm at 191 days right now, while The Grinder is showing stuff a fair bit more recent getting the word. Not sure when I should query or not...

...or even how to really do it. wotf017

Hopefully I'll hear something in the next day or two and it will be a moot point.
by TomKnighton
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: 10,000 and 2 x 1500
Replies: 1
Views: 1295

Re: 10,000 and 2 x 1500

FWIW, I got good feedback from Ishmael when we exchanged a while back.

I'll be happy to do it again too, but the piece needs some self editing before it leaves my grubby little paws wotf001
by TomKnighton
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Am I doing submissions backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 5492

Re: Am I doing submissions backwards?

Thanks for the input folks. All of my stuff that's currently out are at pro paying markets, though one I'm not so sure about how strong it really is. If it gets bounced from where it's currently submitted, I'll probably take a good look at it and see if I can make it a little better. It's also a bit...
by TomKnighton
Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Am I doing submissions backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 5492

Re: Am I doing submissions backwards?

Some great food for thought, Martin. In reality, I have the goal of both being published and being a professional. In theory, they're not incompatible, but with where I am now, they might be. Looks like I might need to do some prioritizing on my goals. If being published is more important, that's on...
by TomKnighton
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Am I doing submissions backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 5492

Re: Am I doing submissions backwards?

That's not necessarily true. Shimmer is a pro-paying market, and they give feedback on nearly every submission, and there's a few other like that whose names escape me at the moment. There's also plenty of token- or semi-pro markets that barely send out feedback at all. Judging from the Grinder, th...
by TomKnighton
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Am I doing submissions backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 5492

Re: Am I doing submissions backwards?

But if your consistently writing pro-level stories, then the more that gets out there the more you build a following then transition to a cover name that will move product. It's a business relationship. Here's a question then. What if you're not writing pro-level stories, but don't realize it? Woul...
by TomKnighton
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Am I doing submissions backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 5492

Am I doing submissions backwards?

A few days ago, I came across this blog post on another writers forum. http://pattyjansen.wordpress.com/tag/selling-short-fiction/ I know that Patty's a member here (found it while seeing if this issue had been visited before). The premise is actually of profound interest to me, since I'm still a fa...
by TomKnighton
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:It's definitely a Schrodinger Market: you have no news until you have THE news. There is no correlation between how long I waited and what my results were.


Well crud.

Thanks Martin, for killing my delusions! wotf004
by TomKnighton
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

There's a reason why I wrote earlier that Analog is where my submissions will go to die. I'm saving it for the very last pro market I submit to from now on because of the slow turn around. The incentive is pro level pay. That's it. Six months on a story that I'm sure I can sell somewhere isn't makin...
by TomKnighton
Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

That's just waaaaaaaaaay too much math for a Saturday when I'm down with a stomach bug!

FWIW, my story is about 4,000 words, so there's at least that going for it wotf007
by TomKnighton
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

Since I'm not at 180 days, I no longer count in the 170's Club, right? wotf007

I'll be honest, I know how frustrating a 180 day wait has been. I can only imagine how it's got to feel at 200+.
by TomKnighton
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 114926

Re: Analog Submissions

Isn't it great when your life has its own sound track? wotf013 Yes it is wotf013 Good luck! The 175-day rejection was mine, on a story that got an HM a couple of years ago. No recognition of my genius quite yet, alas. It was a higher-tier rejection with something about liking my writing and "t...

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