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Postby Ishmael » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:11 am

Has anyone heard recently from Lore?

I see they published in April. Their website still gives a response to submissions of up to 90 days. Mine (auto-acknowledged back in November) is at 270 days, with no response to separate queries to each editor.

I am unsure whether to write this sub off and send the story elsewhere.
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Re: Lore

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:36 am

Ishmael wrote:Has anyone heard recently from Lore?

I see they published in April. Their website still gives a response to submissions of up to 90 days. Mine (auto-acknowledged back in November) is at 270 days, with no response to separate queries to each editor.

I am unsure whether to write this sub off and send the story elsewhere.


My story is at 350 days with LORE. I emailed them back in February and they asked if they could continue to hold onto it. Of course, I said yes. The longer they hold, the higher the chance of a sale.

If you're worried about them having it so long, write more stories and send them out. Then when a couple of places hold onto them for close to a year, it doesn't feel so bad. I have 23 stories out at the moment, so I have near zero feelings about any one specific one, even if I know it's on final decision.
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Re: Lore

Postby JoeVasicek » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:34 am

Twenty-three stories? You, sir, are where I soon hope to be.
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Re: Lore

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:41 am

JoeVasicek wrote:Twenty-three stories? You, sir, are where I soon hope to be.


I had close to thirty out earlier in the year, but then I sold a bunch of them. A good problem to have. wotf007
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Re: Lore

Postby JoeVasicek » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:54 pm

I've heard that that's a great way to motivate yourself: get into a friendly competition with others (or yourself) to see who can have the most submissions out at a time. At first, it's a race to see who can write the most stories, but then you start to "lose" because they're actually selling ... definitely a problem I'd like to trade up for!
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Re: Lore

Postby s_c_baker » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:55 pm

Same experience as Tom here. I'm at 345 days, queried in January and got that same response. I'll probably query when my story turns a year old, since I'm not doing anything else with it. wotf001
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Re: Lore

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:28 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Same experience as Tom here. I'm at 345 days, queried in January and got that same response. I'll probably query when my story turns a year old, since I'm not doing anything else with it. wotf001


Mine turns one year in eight days! Should I get it a birthday present? wotf003
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Re: Lore

Postby Ishmael » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:38 am

I seem to be making a habit of this, but it appears another one bites the dust. http://lore-online.com/

I decided to check when my submission turned a year old. This story has not had a happy experience of submission. I wrote it for Penumbra's Gaslight edition and it disappeared without trace or response. I then tried Lore.

Since the story has now closed two publishing houses, how much are people willing to pay me not to send it out again?
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