Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby tkunit » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:11 pm

Mine went "Under Review" yesterday. It's currently out 107 days.

I expect my form rejection will arrive soonish.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:18 pm

Welcome to the 'Newly Under Review' umbrella. Lots of room in here to hide from incoming rejections.

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Postby morshana » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:43 pm

Keeping fingers crossed for those under the umbrella! wotf009 (a cap is the best we've got here)
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby tkunit » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:48 pm

Thanks for the umbrella. It's helped me hide for just a while longer.

Looks like they're having a weekend slush party at Asimov's.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Tamlyn » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:08 pm

I guess a personal from Asimov's doesn't really count; they're all personals now they're sending out the rejections again... but I'm pretending it does!

I think that umbrella might have broken under the weight though wotf005
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby morshana » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:39 am

Tamlyn, was it the "nicely done, send more" one? If so, that's great!
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Tamlyn » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:22 pm

It did have a "I look forward to your next one, though" wotf008
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Postby Dr.Bob » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:56 pm

Tamlyn wrote:It did have a "I look forward to your next one, though" wotf008

LOL. I got the same exact sentence at the end of my rejection, yesterday. It was from Asimov's editor Ms Sheila Williams, so I thought that was a good sign, but I guess it was just a classier form rejection.

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Postby austinDm » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:52 pm

Dr.Bob wrote:
Tamlyn wrote:It did have a "I look forward to your next one, though" wotf008

LOL. I got the same exact sentence at the end of my rejection, yesterday. It was from Asimov's editor Ms Sheila Williams, so I thought that was a good sign, but I guess it was just a classier form rejection.

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Eh, still better than what I've been getting from Asimov's.

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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Tamlyn » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:23 pm

Even classier form rejections are an upgrade from standard form!
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Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:00 pm

Dr.Bob wrote:
Tamlyn wrote:It did have a "I look forward to your next one, though" wotf008

LOL. I got the same exact sentence at the end of my rejection, yesterday. It was from Asimov's editor Ms Sheila Williams, so I thought that was a good sign, but I guess it was just a classier form rejection.

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Postby Dr.Bob » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:03 pm

LDWriter2 wrote:Makes sense that you too got that one.

Thanks, LD, and everyone.
Yet, if this is "almost success" yet again, it is getting very wearying. wotf011

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Postby LDWriter2 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:01 pm

Dr.Bob wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:Makes sense that you too got that one.

Thanks, LD, and everyone.
Yet, if this is "almost success" yet again, it is getting very wearying. wotf011

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Rolls eyes upward--that was suppose to be you two.

But I would suspect that if I was ever in your spot I would agree you sentiment. But usually when someone is there it's only a matter of time before something breaks.
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Postby morshana » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:36 am

Just got a nice personal rejection from Tor.com.

They said they "held this longer than we hold most stories, because of the deftly woven initial suspense and the truly horrific plight of [my character], which just keeps getting worse." But basically the pacing was too slow in areas, so it's not a good fit. "Please send us more of your stories in the future! You have skills that we certainly like to see, and you know how to build creepy aliens with the best of 'em."

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Postby preston » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:56 pm

morshana wrote:Just got a nice personal rejection from Tor.com.

They said they "held this longer than we hold most stories, because of the deftly woven initial suspense and the truly horrific plight of [my character], which just keeps getting worse." But basically the pacing was too slow in areas, so it's not a good fit. "Please send us more of your stories in the future! You have skills that we certainly like to see, and you know how to build creepy aliens with the best of 'em."

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Hey, that sounds pretty darn good to me! Now lift head from desk and apply fingers to keyboard!

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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Tamlyn » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:01 pm

Got my personal rejection for the F&SF CC Finlay issue. He seems to be doing mostly personals, but it's still nice.

This is the story that got me the higher tier from Asimov's... and was rejected in the first wave of quarter 4 here. Writing is weird wotf017
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Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:56 pm

Tamlyn wrote:Got my personal rejection for the F&SF CC Finlay issue. He seems to be doing mostly personals, but it's still nice.

This is the story that got me the higher tier from Asimov's... and was rejected in the first wave of quarter 4 here. Writing is weird wotf017




Is that Fantasy and Science Fiction or another F&SF? I missed it if they doing a special issue like that.
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Postby Tamlyn » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:37 pm

LDWriter2 wrote:Is that Fantasy and Science Fiction or another F&SF? I missed it if they doing a special issue like that.


Yes, that F&SF - CC Finlay is guest editing an issue, and he took electronic subs.
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Postby morshana » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:33 pm

Yeah, thanks Preston!

Will send out to the next market; just trying to decide if I should tighten it up first. wotf008
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Postby austinDm » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:20 am

That sounds like you were really close with tor.com, Jeanette! Better than my personal from them. And I agree with the creepy aliens part. wotf007

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Postby Ishmael » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:13 am

Hey ho. A personal from Shawn Garrett at Pseudopod, telling me "it was a very near miss."

He held it a good while and I was beginning to think he must like it. Now, who do we know that likes the sort of things that Pseudopod likes, wotf021
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Postby s_c_baker » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:47 am

Ishmael wrote:Hey ho. A personal from Shawn Garrett at Pseudopod, telling me "it was a very near miss."

He held it a good while and I was beginning to think he must like it. Now, who do we know that likes the sort of things that Pseudopod likes, wotf021

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Postby smashprose » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:13 am

(Long time lurker, first time poster)

Hello, fellow wordsmiths!

I have a submission at Assimov's at 38 days, and today it just switched over to "Under Review." I also sent something to Apex nearly four weeks ago and received a response within two days stating it was being forwarded to the Editor in Chief, Jason Sizemore. Don't get me started on my 68 day wait for a response from Analog... wotf012

Does anyone have any experience with Apex, and--more specifically--Mr.Sizemore's typical response times?

Thanks in advance!

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:19 am

smashprose wrote: have a submission at Assimov's at 38 days, and today it just switched over to "Under Review." I also sent something to Apex nearly four weeks ago and received a response within two days stating it was being forwarded to the Editor in Chief, Jason Sizemore. Don't get me started on my 68 day wait for a response from Analog... wotf012


68 days... Heheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheh...

Does anyone have any experience with Apex, and--more specifically--Mr.Sizemore's typical response times?


No, but getting forwarded to the Editor in Chief is much better than I've had there. My typical response there is a 7-day form rejection.
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Postby smashprose » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:35 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
68 days... Heheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheh...



wotf001 I know that's not particularly long. I'll admit I'm incredibly impatient. I can't help myself- I've been checking the status tracker and my email twice a day for nearly three months. I'm probably responsible for a third of Yahoo's web traffic.

But, I'm new to this. If nothing else, maybe this will teach me to be patient...though I sincerely doubt that.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:54 am

38 days at Asimov's is average for them, maybe even a little fast. 68 days at Analog is 40 to 60 days short of their recent response times. Patience is indeed the watchword there.
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Thank you very much! That is exactly what I was looking for.

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