Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Garlic Submissions

The submissions process is off to a slow start, but a start nonetheless. It will pick up steam soon, but I need one more weekend to have this manuscript where I want it to be for this part of the writing journey.

Submissions and responses can take a long time. The longest response time I've recorded so far was over 400 days. That's more than a year to hear back on a manuscript that was requested by the editor in question. Have to admit the time between editor's request and actual submission was much longer than a year. It wasn't ready and life happened a lot in the intervening time.

Writing - excellent practice at delayed gratification.


  1. I sent a manuscript to an editor five months ago and haven't heard back. I've been putting off the reminder note...I don't want to hear a firm "no."

  2. I know exactly what you mean. I've had 6 rejections so far. One after a request for a partial. Getting very fast responses these days, but I once waited over 400 days for an editor response. And I never sent a reminder.