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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:03 pm

But when and what is their next theme?
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby austinDm » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:28 pm

LDWriter2 wrote:But when and what is their next theme?


The Ocean call goes until February 28 (just submitted mine)
H.G. Wells is also open now and closes March 30.

All of the upcoming calls can be found here.

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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby preston » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:23 pm

Rejected! My ocean story got close but was edged out because it needed "more refining and restructuring." Sadly, I agree. Oh, well! Next theme is HG Wells. I'm sure I can put something together with that.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:05 pm

preston wrote:Rejected! My ocean story got close but was edged out because it needed "more refining and restructuring." Sadly, I agree. Oh, well! Next theme is HG Wells. I'm sure I can put something together with that.
Best of luck to any others still in the running.
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Do they explain more by what they exactly mean by H. G. Wells.

That could be a very interesting exercise. Oh, rats...want to cut back on my short stories for a month or two to concentrate on my novels. I need to get three of them revised and online.
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:16 pm

Form rejection for me as well, in the last round, with very vague comments from Celina, the editor.

Onward to Japanese Mythology!
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Postby dantzel » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:18 pm

L.D., if you read their submissions guidelines, they give quite helpful descriptions for each of their themes.
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby preston » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:42 pm

My Japanese mythology story is second rounding! Yeah! That makes five out of six stories that have second (or later) rounded with these guys, so it looks like I'm getting close. Hopefully this 6th entry will be the one that makes it past the final round. I worked really hard on it. Fingers crossed!
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Postby s_c_baker » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:48 pm

preston wrote:My Japanese mythology story is second rounding! Yeah! That makes five out of six stories that have second (or later) rounded with these guys, so it looks like I'm getting close. Hopefully this 6th entry will be the one that makes it past the final round. I worked really hard on it. Fingers crossed!
Is anybody else in? There's still time.

Woohoo! wotf007

Is this the e-mail that goes:
Thank you for submitting your story to Penumbra. I've passed ... on to the next round of consideration.


or a different one?

(I'm hoping mine goes all the way this time. I know a stupid amount of information about Japanese mythology and culture, and will be sad if I can't write a publishable story set in that milieu. wotf004 )
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby morshana » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:46 pm

Good luck Preston and Stewart!
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed May 01, 2013 3:48 am

I wouldn't know Japanese mythology if it whacked me over the head with a samurai sword. wotf017
I'm not having much luck with Penumbra lately, none of my stories fit the themes and I'm not really feeling inspired enough by any of them to sit down and write a story specifically for Penumbra. Which is a shame, as I too have been through to the later rounds in the past.
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby s_c_baker » Wed May 01, 2013 7:41 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:I wouldn't know Japanese mythology if it whacked me over the head with a samurai sword. wotf017
I'm not having much luck with Penumbra lately, none of my stories fit the themes and I'm not really feeling inspired enough by any of them to sit down and write a story specifically for Penumbra. Which is a shame, as I too have been through to the later rounds in the past.

That's always the problem with themed submissions.
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed May 01, 2013 9:21 am

I really wanted to sub to the Japanese mythology call, but I just didn't end up with the time to fully research to the point I would have felt comfortable jumping in. Just finished wrangling a story together for the Fae theme, though. It will be my first submission there since the Native American folklore issue.

Good luck Preston and Stewart! Hope to see both your names on the cover.
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby preston » Wed May 01, 2013 5:50 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
preston wrote:My Japanese mythology story is second rounding! Yeah! That makes five out of six stories that have second (or later) rounded with these guys, so it looks like I'm getting close. Hopefully this 6th entry will be the one that makes it past the final round. I worked really hard on it. Fingers crossed!
Is anybody else in? There's still time.

Woohoo! wotf007

Is this the e-mail that goes:
Thank you for submitting your story to Penumbra. I've passed ... on to the next round of consideration.


or a different one?

(I'm hoping mine goes all the way this time. I know a stupid amount of information about Japanese mythology and culture, and will be sad if I can't write a publishable story set in that milieu. wotf004 )


They just said "moving to second round" and please be patient as they finalize issue. But yeah, I don't know a whole lot about Japanese culture, though after studying it in grade school, I've always been fascinated by it. I did a lot of research for this one, so I'm hoping it pays off.
Good luck, Stewart. It looks like it might be just you and me in the running. Nice thing about Penumbra, they have a quick response time. The longest I've ever had to wait after the deadline was 9 days, and that was for a story that made it to a "later" round. Haven't heard anything yet. So no news is good news?

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Postby s_c_baker » Wed May 01, 2013 6:09 pm

I'm a closet weeaboo. (Okay, maybe not so closeted... At least I speak the language.)

Fingers crossed for both of us. wotf008
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Postby LDWriter2 » Wed May 01, 2013 9:12 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:
Good luck Preston and Stewart! Hope to see both your names on the cover.



Good going you two.

It would be nice to have both in there.
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby Tamlyn » Thu May 02, 2013 2:03 am

I have my Japanese Mythology sub in too.

I'm trying not to think about it though, else I might get hopeful or something silly >>

The editor likes my name. Maybe she'll transfer that liking to my story as well?
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby preston » Thu May 02, 2013 6:12 pm

Good luck, Tamlyn. Wouldn't that be awesome if all three of us made the issue? wotf003 I'd be happy, though, with just one of us. Still no news, so that's good.

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Postby s_c_baker » Thu May 02, 2013 6:46 pm

preston wrote:Good luck, Tamlyn. Wouldn't that be awesome if all three of us made the issue? wotf003 I'd be happy, though, with just one of us. Still no news, so that's good.

The two times I've made it to the final round (with the same story in two different themes, funnily enough!) I received my rejections 14 days after the deadline (May 2012) and 4 days (March 2013) after the deadline. My other submission to them (January 2013), which made it to an unspecified "later round," was rejected 9 days after.

So I think we have a few days still before any rejections start coming out, in any case. wotf008

Er... I apologize for the rejectomancy in this post. wotf001
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Postby LDWriter2 » Thu May 02, 2013 9:02 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
preston wrote:Good luck, Tamlyn. Wouldn't that be awesome if all three of us made the issue? wotf003 I'd be happy, though, with just one of us. Still no news, so that's good.

The two times I've made it to the final round (with the same story in two different themes, funnily enough!) I received my rejections 14 days after the deadline (May 2012) and 4 days (March 2013) after the deadline. My other submission to them (January 2013), which made it to an unspecified "later round," was rejected 9 days after.

So I think we have a few days still before any rejections start coming out, in any case. wotf008

Er... I apologize for the rejectomancy in this post. wotf001



Well, as rejections go you have a Good record so keep it up, you got it soon.
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby katsincommand » Mon May 06, 2013 2:27 am

Crossing fingers for you all - and myself. I heard a few weeks ago that my story was passed up to the second round for the revolutions issue. Nothing since.
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby preston » Mon May 06, 2013 6:09 pm

Yay, Dawn! Good luck! Using history as my guide,(from 5 prior submissions) I'm expecting to hear results tomorrow or the next day. Of course, those were all ultimately rejections. Acceptances presumably would take longer...so no news would be good news, right? Right? wotf002

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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby s_c_baker » Tue May 07, 2013 8:49 am

preston wrote:Yay, Dawn! Good luck! Using history as my guide,(from 5 prior submissions) I'm expecting to hear results tomorrow or the next day. Of course, those were all ultimately rejections. Acceptances presumably would take longer...so no news would be good news, right? Right? wotf002

Actually, I think the acceptances go out about the same time if it's the final round (or even if it's not, in a few cases). I seem to remember Dantzel hearing about her zombie sale with them at roughly the same time I heard about my own rejection--maybe even slightly earlier, oddly.

There's no recent action on Duotrope though, so presumably they're somewhere in the second-round judging process right now. I'm guessing anywhere from another 2-3 days to another week or so.

katsincommand wrote:Crossing fingers for you all - and myself. I heard a few weeks ago that my story was passed up to the second round for the revolutions issue. Nothing since.

You may have a long wait, Dawn. The deadline for that issue isn't until the end of May. wotf007
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby katsincommand » Tue May 07, 2013 11:16 am

Waits don't bother me. I'm busy writing. :D
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby s_c_baker » Tue May 07, 2013 11:33 am

katsincommand wrote:Waits don't bother me. I'm busy writing. :D

My god, what is that, some kind of logic!? Shame on you. Shame, shame! wotf001
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby LDWriter2 » Tue May 07, 2013 8:51 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
katsincommand wrote:Waits don't bother me. I'm busy writing. :D

My god, what is that, some kind of logic!? Shame on you. Shame, shame! wotf001



Yeah, And I know some of us could be considered crazy but that's going above and beyond that. wotf011
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby preston » Wed May 08, 2013 5:46 pm

Still waiting.

Enter Letterman, and change the A to an R!

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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby preston » Tue May 14, 2013 5:40 pm

Wonder why it's taking so long this time?

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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby s_c_baker » Wed May 15, 2013 9:45 am

The issue's not out until July, so they still have plenty of time to finalize submissions and sort things out. wotf008

I would guess that they're still working on the HG Wells issue.
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby preston » Wed May 15, 2013 5:33 pm

I'm out, darn it! Good news is, I made it to the "final" round. So close! The story, I'm told, needed one more edit to address some repetition issues. So, hopefully one of you guys will make it. Good luck!

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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby gower21 » Wed May 15, 2013 9:39 pm

preston wrote:I'm out, darn it! Good news is, I made it to the "final" round. So close! The story, I'm told, needed one more edit to address some repetition issues. So, hopefully one of you guys will make it. Good luck!


Bummer Preston :( Well on to the next issue. I'm only in for the fae issue, so I have a really really long wait on that one.


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