Is there a consensus on a good amount of time to wait before sending a follow-up to ask what the status is on a story submitted to an online magazine? I realize most magazines will give you an idea on their submission guidelines, but this one has nothing. A few details first: This magazine is clearly fairly small, so their editor(s) could easily be overtaxed. On the other hand, I sent my story on the first day of a submission period, and they have now been closed to submissions for a week. As well, I've sent a story to the same magazine once before, and they got back to me in just over two weeks (it's now been eight weeks). I don't want to annoy any overworked editors, and I know it can take some time to get through a glut of stories, but I don't know what the appropriate time to wait is when there are no guidelines. Can anyone help me out?