Have any of you been submitting via Submittable? I've submitted around four pieces to lit mags in the last month via the site. It's handy, having a standard author bio and not having to mess with email addresses. It's also handy having much of your submitted work in one place with at-a-glance status reports. However... do any of you have perspective on what it means for a story to be "in progress" as opposed to "received?" Stories are marked as "received" as soon as you submit them (or so it seems to me). Last night one of my stories' statuses changed to "in progress." The story in question is approximately 21 days old. I submitted another story this morning; its status changed from "received" to "in progress" in less than an hour. Trolling around on the web has (kind of) taught me that "received" means your manuscript has safely arrived in an editor's inbox, and that "in progress" means an editor has done something, no matter how minor, to your MS. It could mean that your MS has merely been assigned to a reader, not that it's been read or anything of similar note. The amount of time it took for these two stories to be changed to "in progress," however, is kind of... well, I don't know if it's weird or not. The times are certainly different. Please tell me if the discrepancy is weird or not! I think I'm stressing over nothing; I would love a draft of comfort and any perspective you'd care to share.