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Nothing in my inbox. I submitted for Oregon. Hard not to check obsessively!
#151 - May 03, 2022, 02:03 PM

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From SCBWI Insight today for those who missed it:

“ Haunted States Update

A big THANK YOU to all the authors who sent in stories for the sixteen states that were low on submissions. We are almost done reading the hundreds of stories we received and will send out notifications soon. Thank you for your patience!”
#152 - May 04, 2022, 11:03 AM

Has anyone else received either rejections or acceptances since the round that went out in late April/early May?
#153 - May 19, 2022, 07:11 PM

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NO and I am dying!!! No rejection, no acceptance, no nothing. Anyone else?!
#154 - May 20, 2022, 12:23 PM

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Nope, not me.  :huh
#155 - May 20, 2022, 12:57 PM

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Has anyone gotten any updates?! Was hoping to see one in the SCBWI Insight today but didn't, in case I missed something!
#156 - June 03, 2022, 01:03 PM

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Any news from Maine people?
I know a few of you have been waiting.
#157 - June 04, 2022, 08:47 AM

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No news here in CT.  :whistle
#158 - June 06, 2022, 10:56 AM
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All quiet here. I too was hoping the Insight would give a little update . . .
#159 - June 07, 2022, 04:59 AM

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Hi, I live in North Carolina and I never received a rejection notification. I assumed that since they needed more submissions for NC, that mine did not make it. I am reluctant to submit stories in future contests since I did not hear back. Also, I do not want to jeopardize my chance of winning (however slight) by submitting my story somewhere else. Please let me know if there is an update and/or a winner in North Carolina? Thank you
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Hi, I live in North Carolina and I never received a rejection notification. I assumed that since they needed more submissions for NC, that mine did not make it. I am reluctant to submit stories in future contests since I did not hear back. Also, I do not want to jeopardize my chance of winning (however slight) by submitting my story somewhere else. Please let me know if there is an update and/or a winner in North Carolina? Thank you

Hi Christine,

Unfortunately, the Blueboard staff has nothing to do with the contest. I know winners were announced for some states in a prior Insight, but they don't seem to have updated. Considering how long the first set took, I suspect they aren't done yet, but you'd have to email headquarters to find out for sure.

Good luck to you and everyone still waiting.
#161 - June 09, 2022, 06:45 PM
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Anyone, anything?! Starting to wonder if I should consider sending my story out for Halloween-y contests/etc...
#162 - July 06, 2022, 11:43 AM

Nothing here either.  Not sure what to suggest about submitting the story elsewhere yet. Had you submitted as part of the first round back in 2020 or whenever it was, or did you just do the call for submissions in March?
#163 - July 09, 2022, 09:51 AM

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Just this last round, in March. Still seems like a long wait, no?! But if we haven't heard and there's been no official announcement yet, then...?!
#164 - July 09, 2022, 05:28 PM

 I know. It seems like a long time to me too, and it's sort of weird that after the flurry of activity in April it's been silent again, but I'm new to trade publishing and don't know if this is just what deadlines are like in this world. Given how long the first round took I'd let a little more time pass before submitting out. It's probably a little late for October magazine deadlines at this point, anyway. Maybe someone with more experience can offer advice on the etiquette of this situation?

#165 - July 12, 2022, 01:12 PM

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Just received my official rejection! Super bummed. All that time and emotion wasted, haha! Onto the next, and congrats in advance to the winners! 🎉
#166 - July 15, 2022, 04:06 PM

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I just got my rejection too! Sending you a virtual cookie,  Emily! Then let's all get to work on our next great project!
#167 - July 16, 2022, 08:29 AM
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Sorry Emily and Rebecca!
Were those for Illinois and Maine?
#168 - July 16, 2022, 12:55 PM

My rejection came yesterday too! Oh well, onward and upward. Commiserations to you, Emily and Rebecca, and congrats to the winners! Looking forward to seeing the book!
#169 - July 16, 2022, 01:37 PM

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I'm Connecticut.
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