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Friday, January 20, 2012

Record Times

Yesterday I got my first acceptance of the year, three poems accepted by one mag. Yippee. Plus it was a record turnaround time: I sent the poems via email on Tuesday afternoon, and received an acceptance on Thursday morning.

What's your shortest (and longest) waiting time ever?


Karen J. Weyant said...

Believe it or not, my shortest waiting time for an acceptance was three hours! For a rejection, it was two days.

I've had acceptances nine months after for rejections? I sent four poems to a journal three years ago...still haven't heard from them!?

Sandy Longhorn said...

Wahoo! Big congrats, Jessica. That's such a lovely feeling...hope it lasts for days and days.

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Thanks, Sandy. It really does make a little blip on the screen of my week.

Wow, Karen, that was a fast turnaround. For rejections, I've had a packet out to a journal since 1998. Assuming they had lost it, I sent a completely new one about 5 years later, and then testing whether they ever reply, one more (different packet) since then. The journal will remain unnamed but they continue to publish and I have yet to hear even a word about my submissions....

Karen J. Weyant said...

Wow! Can't believe it -- at least the journal I sent to (and never heard from...) is out of business. I think.

Congrats on your acceptances...may many more come in 2012!

Jessica Goodfellow said...

And congratulations on your recent publication at Conte. Yay for you!