Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Anticipation is Killing Me

I've had a short story in submission at this online magazine, the escapist, since June 30. The only communication I've had from them is when I emailed them to make sure they had received my submission, which they said they had but couldn't open the file. They did allow me to resend the file, which I thought was very generous of them, but I haven't heard anything since. This magazine is published weekly online and the issue that I had sent the story in for is set to be published in 11 days. The last time I had a story in submission this long, the company came this close to publishing it *holds fingers together really closely*. So I hope that the non-communication is a good sign. Otherwise, it could just mean that they're not going to buy it and aren't going to contact me. In the mean time, I'm checking my email and spam like a fiend.

In other writing news, I'm working on a new short short, which I really should have finished by now, but I think the setting needs to change. I also have another short story, around 3,500 words, that needs revising.


Anonymous said...

ASIM let's you track your submission through their website.
My short story didn't make it past round one :(

Where can we check out your writing?

mattw said...

I submitted a story to ASIM earlier this year and got to round three. They held onto it for a long time but ultimately passed. They did give me some good feedback though. I really like their submission tracking process and was on there several times a day while my story was with them.

Unfortunately, you can't see my writing anywhere but on my thumb drive at the moment. But we'll see, maybe the escapist will choose my story for their fiction issue. *fingers crossed*