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Adam Israel
Scratching away 
17th-May-2008 10:44 am
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Writing:

It’s been all but impossible to do any writing this past week. The day job has been out of control. I worked close to eighty hours. I did manage to sneak in the research I needed to do for my Return to Luna story.

No plans for the weekend, other than mowing the lawn, watching the hockey playoffs and writing. I should be able to finish most if not all of this first draft.

Submissions:

I have four stories out right now, in limbo ranging from ten to thirty-five days. Three to markets I’ve never submitted to before.

I’m a little concerned about my submission to Andromeda Spaceways (ASIM). I’ve heard nothing but positive things about their submission process. Tracking numbers are sent to authors within a week of receiving the submission and you can track your story through the three round reading process.

After thirty-five days I have not received a tracking number nor a response to my query (sent per their guidelines). I know of at least one other person having the same experience. Their submission tracking page hasn’t been updated in more than a month. The only sign of movement came yesterday, with a reported response on Duotrope after a one month lag. I’m still holding out hope that they are just very behind.

[Crossposted from stonetable.org. If you'd like to comment, you can do so either here or there.]

Comments 
17th-May-2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
I have four stories out right now, in limbo ranging from 28 to 246 days.

Be patient! (Query ASIM, though. That's not like them)
17th-May-2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
I'm not too concerned about the actual response times. I know we're subjecting ourselves to a long wait in most cases. I've taken a 'fire and forget' attitude for the most part.

I assume, from what I've heard of ASIM, that this is not the norm with them. I queried them a week ago, but haven't had a response yet.
17th-May-2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Definitely odd...
17th-May-2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
Ok, heard back from ASIM yesterday. Got a form reject, I guess from when originally sent it's been maybe 6 weeks. It had a tracking number on the response, but I never got the tracking reply. *shrug* The month or two wait doesn't really bother me, that's how most places do it, but if they say they do things differently they should do so.

I think I have about 8 or so stories out. I know I have one that's been at Dark Discoveries for about 8 months, will query them at 9 months. And I have a story at an anthology that I think is nearing having been subbed a year. But I've heard from them that they're behind, and in theory the story is a good fit with their theme.
17th-May-2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Sounds like one part of the process is wonky but the wheels are still spinning.
14th-Jun-2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
Have you received a response now? The wheels finally got fixed...
14th-Jun-2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Yep, the wheels are turning!

Thanks again for the updates and follow-up.
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