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My submissions have been out forever (for values of forever relative to average return times for the markets; not like... oh... a year, and not like an actual forever forever).

It's driving me nuts. I might have to break down and query everything. Not that it's more than a handful of stories. Still, it feels like all the lightning must be striking at once. And by "lightning," I mean lost-in-the-mail, rejection-lost-in-the-mail, etc, as opposed to "oh my god, all of them were bought!"

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Date: 2009-04-15 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prusik.livejournal.com
Well, I'm rooting for "OMG, all of them were bought!"

Good luck!

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Date: 2009-04-15 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orogeny.livejournal.com
Well, we know what's more likely. ;D

I'm actually trunking everything except the last three stories I wrote. I'm still happy with those, though.

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Date: 2009-04-15 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krylyr.livejournal.com
Wait - wha? What are the last three stories? I know you're prolific as hell but they better be the three I've read because I'll be mad if those stories are getting trunked. And I'm a bloody rock god.

Also, if it's past the estimated time, I'd query the stuff in the mail, just for sanity's sake. (Been there, done that.)

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Date: 2009-04-15 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orogeny.livejournal.com
At least one of them you read, for sure! That one's at WotF, but I won't hear until mid June.

I've had one at Murky Depths for a super long time -- that one, I figure they sent a rejection and it got lost in the ether. I'll wait until the weekend, when the waiting hits an even number of days, then I'll query.

And one's been at F&SF for 38 days. I'm expecting the rejection any day now. Every day now, in fact! I start tensing up... oh... about now (since the mail comes in about two hours). ;D My big fear for that one is that the story never got there at all, because of insufficient postage.

You know how it goes.

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Date: 2009-04-15 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krylyr.livejournal.com
This is me trying not to get your hopes up on any of those counts.

And at the same time, praying.

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Date: 2009-04-15 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orogeny.livejournal.com
39. The mail was rejection-free. n.~

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Date: 2009-04-15 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] j-cheney.livejournal.com
Hang in there.... (been there, done that)

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Date: 2009-04-15 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orogeny.livejournal.com
You're the queen of long return times! You're why I had to stick that 'not a year' in there. My piddling little 100 days and 38 days are negligible, compared with some of your wait times.

Then again, I don't even know if these places really got the stories at all. Meh. Whatever! I'll query when I can query, and hope I continue to hear nothing (no news being good news).

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Date: 2009-04-15 03:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] j-cheney.livejournal.com
I really hate that, too. I'd just wait until the appropriate number of days is reached, and query then. I've never had anything lost yet, so I don't know what percentage that happens to, but then again, I do hear about it...

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Date: 2009-04-15 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenwrites.livejournal.com
Ugh. I hate it when that happens. It's like the submissions gods decide to gang up on you and leave you limbo as punishment for some literary sin that you don't realize you've committed.

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Date: 2009-04-15 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orogeny.livejournal.com
Honestly! It would be much easier if they just came clean, so I could sacrifice a goat and get it over with.

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