SCBWI's Blueboard - A Message & Chat Board

When to query Highlights?

Discussion started on

Eight months since rebus submit; personal rejection today. Twice as many days as the word count in the rebus :shrug
#151 - May 05, 2017, 02:52 PM
Tween Now & Then, 2017

Member.
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region minnesota
Sorry, James. I've sent many rebuses, and they've all been rejected. The HL rebus feature is a tough nut to crack, in my opinion! However, seems like 8 months meant they were considering it and a personal rejection is a good sign!
#152 - May 05, 2017, 04:18 PM
"No furniture is so charming as books."
--Sydney Smith

http://saramatson.com/

Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • **
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region midsouth
Commiserating with you on the reject, James. I'm another one who hasn't cracked the HL rebus nut.

Best wishes to you on your next sub.
#153 - May 05, 2017, 06:55 PM

Thanks for the tea and sympathy, Sara and Ev.  Second time sending a rebus--first was a decade ago. I find writing to 150-word length a bit like   :!
#154 - May 06, 2017, 08:51 PM
Tween Now & Then, 2017

Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • **
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region midsouth
Delighted to get an acceptance from Highlights last week while I was on vacation.  :running

It was for a puzzle I had subbed the last day of December.  An almost 6 months wait.
#155 - June 28, 2017, 02:03 PM

Member.
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region minnesota
Yay, Ev!
#156 - June 28, 2017, 02:04 PM
"No furniture is so charming as books."
--Sydney Smith

http://saramatson.com/

Member.
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region florida
Awesome, Ev! Congratulations!
#157 - June 28, 2017, 02:15 PM
Anita N. Amin

Congrats, Ev. Terrific news ::-)
#158 - June 28, 2017, 02:22 PM
Tween Now & Then, 2017

Member
Poster Plus
Hooray, Ev!!!  :stars3
#159 - June 28, 2017, 03:18 PM

Congratulations Ev!   Also like you e-zine about writing.
#160 - June 28, 2017, 03:50 PM

Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • ***
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region ksmo
Yay, Ev! Fantastic news to come home to!
#161 - June 28, 2017, 04:16 PM

Member
Poster Plus
Always nice when a long wait is rewarded! I sent a poem on the last day of December. Hoping I have good news soon.



7.24.17  An acceptance!!  Yay!
#162 - June 28, 2017, 06:06 PM
« Last Edit: July 24, 2017, 04:52 PM by Cindyb »

Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • **
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region midsouth
Thank you to all my magazine buddies!! :grouphug2  I'm sending good vibes for those of you who are still waiting to hear. Hope I'll get to celebrate with you.
#163 - June 28, 2017, 07:39 PM

Member.
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region florida
Is the wait time still longer than usual or back to about 3 months?

Also, my story was published in the Sept 2017 issue. The turnaround time was a little over a year from acceptance to publication.
#164 - August 03, 2017, 07:03 AM
Anita N. Amin

Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • ***
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region ksmo
I just got an R from HL on a rebus...it was a 6 1/2 month wait...so I'd say responses are still running long. Although I do think it varies based on what you're subbing (I think NF pieces get a faster response, from what I've seen).

Congrats on your September story, Starfish! That's a pretty fast turnaround. I've waited many years before. (still waiting on one from a few years ago)
#165 - August 03, 2017, 09:52 AM

Yes, congratulations, Starfish, that is a fast road to pub with H (as Jayca said). Commiserations on R, Jayca. From what I've experienced, rebus submits are tough sells. Re: response times, I have a fiction sub (2/6/17) still out with them.

J

Update: Pers rej with note on 8/10/2017; this followed a status Q at four months, and a follow-up at five months.
#166 - August 04, 2017, 11:52 AM
« Last Edit: August 10, 2017, 01:54 PM by James Roth »
Tween Now & Then, 2017

Member.
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region arizona
Just read your good news, Ev.  Way to go!
#167 - August 12, 2017, 08:37 PM
http://www.guybelleranti.com/
Cow's Bad Dream & Muddy Pig, Clean Pig (the 4th & 5th books in my Farm Friends series ) coming this summer from RR Books

Members:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.