1. Published on Amazon? If you have a book, e-book, or audiobook available on Amazon.com, we'll promote it on WritingForums.org for free. Simply add your book to our Member Publications section. Add your book here or read the full announcement.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. astroannie

    astroannie Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SE Texas

    Am I reading this right?

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by astroannie, Jan 25, 2012.

    I submitted something for consideration for a publication's spring issue but was told there was only one spot left for something in that issue and I might have "better luck" submitting for the summer issue. There were also suggested tweaks (commas and italicism suggestions).

    The fact that the editor is suggesting tweaks leads me to believe I have a realistic shot at summer.

    What do y'all think?
     
  2. TheIllustratedMan

    TheIllustratedMan Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    170
    Likes Received:
    6
    Sounds right. I doubt that they would waste their time giving you criticism and asking you to resubmit if they weren't interested at all.
    Don't get too excited, but definitely resubmit it for their summer issue.
     
  3. jamierand

    jamierand New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Crediton, UK
    It does sound positive. Work on the criticism and re submit. Good Luck :)
     
  4. astroannie

    astroannie Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SE Texas
    thank you for reading my post and for your feedback.

    My particular issue is that I thought I would either be accepted or rejected--hoping for the former but being prepared for the latter. In-between caught me off-guard.
     
  5. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,951
    Likes Received:
    2,064
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    In-between means you did catch a submission's editor's attention. That means your manuscript showed enough promise for a busy editor to take the time on your manuscript to offer feedback.

    It is not an acceptance, but is nevertheless worth a small celebration. But it also means you should address the criticisms and learn from them. Your work is on the threshhold of acceptance. MNow is the time to make it dazzle with brilliance.
     

Share This Page