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


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.


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.]

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...
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