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    Sent five submissions

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by kingzilla, Jun 3, 2012.

    I sent five submissions of my best short story to Newyorker, Black Warrior Review, McSweeny's, Triquarterly, and the American scholar. I am really excited and a little nervous, but I hope at least one of the magazines will like my story. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.
     
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    if you make it into the NY'r you'll be among the uber-elite, as they generally don't take material from new, unknown writers... but there's nothing wrong in reaching for the top... good luck!
     
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    Good luck on all them. Did you study the magazines before you sent? BWR usually publishes experimental fiction.

    I wish you well. :)
     
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    Keep sending stuff out - it's the only way.

    Good luck.

    Two weeks ago I sent a children's picture book story out to nine publishers - three standard rejections slips back so far.

    Beginning of this week I've sent an adult short story off to a magazine.
     
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    I have only got one rejection so far, two months later. it was because they werent accepting submissions. Other than that, not much activity. Don't know if the wait is a good or bad thing, but I'll assume the latter
     
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    Hi Trilby:

    Good luck on those submissions. I started a children's book for toddlers. Just a silly play on words. But, it's the kind of thing I used to say to my grandchildren.
     
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    Thanks, Auntiebetty

    Kingzilla - it can take 3-6 months to get a reply from publishers. Good luck!
     
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    Good luck!! :)
     
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    It's going to take awhile to hear back from these publishers - especially McSweeny's. They seem to take at least 10 months from what I've heard. I've never submitting anything to them personally.
     

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