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  1. Longone

    Longone New Member

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    How long should I wait to hear back before inquiring?

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Longone, Feb 8, 2012.

    I received good news in Mar 2011 that my recipe was going to be used in a future Family Circle magazine's reader recipe column . I was asked to send them a blurb about how and when I used the recipe. How long should I wait to hear back from them?
     
  2. Dagolas

    Dagolas Banned

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    If you mean 2012, I would say 2-3 weeks.
     
  3. Longone

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    Thanks, it was actually last year Mar 2011. I didn't want to appear to be overzealous.
     
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    jazzabel Contributing Member Contributor

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    It's definitely taking too long, you should enquire about it.
     
  5. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    the rule of thumb for inquiries about a submission is 1-2 months longer than they say it should take to get a response... in your case, where a submission was apparently accepted and only additional info was wanted, you should have called to inquire as dagolas suggests, 2-3 weeks later... did you check subsequent issues to see if the recipe was ever published?
     
  6. Longone

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    I may have worded my post wrong, what I meant to say was they let me know last March that they wanted to use it in a future column. I did go back and reword my post.

    I have checked some of the issues just in case they had published it, but I haven't found it in any of them as of yet.

    Thanks
     
  7. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    did you send them the blurb right away?...

    since it's been nearly a year, it may have been lost in some editor's ceiling-high piles of incoming mail, so why don't you just give the person who said it would be used a call and ask what the current status is?
     
  8. Longone

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    Thanks, and yes I did send the blurb back right away.
     

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