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For the past few years using submittable  for Ladybug, Spider, Cricket, etc ---  My submissions went from Received to "In Progress" within a day or two. Then they sat "In Progress" until a final yes/no was decided.

But since about the 14 of March my submissions have simply stayed "Received"

Anyone else notice this with their submissions?   I'm wondering whether I've falling into a submittable "glitch"  or if perhaps Cricket,et al, have changed their way of using submittable ...

 :turtle

Appreciate any insight or relevant info ...

TX!
#1 - April 07, 2018, 12:54 PM
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My submission for Spider's - dragon theme has been sitting the received button since the 7th of March.  Don't know what's keeping the cricket group from looking at it either.
#2 - April 07, 2018, 06:12 PM

Thanks, onestepp.   It's nice to know it might just be a delay, and I'm not alone out there . 
#3 - April 07, 2018, 06:18 PM
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I submitted a story to Ladybug on Feb 27 and it was "In-Progress" when I last checked about a week ago. Maybe it depends on the publication you're submitting to?
#4 - April 08, 2018, 07:09 AM
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It could be, or perhaps the special issue subject you submit to (if that applies.)
Thanks for the thought mghiggins
#5 - April 08, 2018, 07:15 AM
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Adding a voice to say that I've had this issue with ASK as well. A couple of times I never ended up hearing back from them at all.

Have you all gotten at least a decision notification? I've had no problems with status or decisions when I've submitted to MUSE.
#6 - April 08, 2018, 10:35 AM
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I've always gotten a final decision from any of the literary mags (babybug thru cicada)  as well as Muse.  The ones I have still open with the lit mags aren't that old yet, I'm just noticing a change of when they move from Rec'd to In Progress.  Call me an obsessive detail watcher.  LOL 
#7 - April 08, 2018, 11:51 AM
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I think it depends on when Editorial “flips the switch,” so to speak. I’ve had acceptances from ASK where the editor has emailed me an acceptance but the submission still only reads “received.” So it’s very possible your submission is being looked at without its label having been changed.
#8 - April 20, 2018, 07:07 PM

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CarrieLee, has anything changed with your submission? I have one from March 6th (for Ladybug) that is still listed as received.
#9 - May 03, 2018, 12:13 PM

Hey Kelsey  - one at Ladybug from March 14 and a second on the 15th (special subject calls) .
One at Spider from the 18the. 

All three still "Rec'd."

However my Cricket sub of March 8 is "In Progress"
 
#10 - May 03, 2018, 12:17 PM
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I have a general fiction submission that I sent to Cricket on 03/18/2018 that is still listed as Received.
#11 - May 03, 2018, 12:47 PM

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Well, if we have to be stuck in this boat, at least we're all in it together!
#12 - May 03, 2018, 01:15 PM

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CarrieLee-
When did your Cricket sub go to In-Progress?  I'm just wondering if you had to wait a long time for any action on your Cricket submission.
#13 - May 04, 2018, 11:05 AM

Hopeful  ..  the cricket sub went in progress in about a week, as I remember it.
#14 - May 04, 2018, 11:27 AM
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CarrieLee-
That's really odd, because my piece was submitted to Cricket only 10 days after yours and it's still marked as Received more than 6 weeks later!
#15 - May 04, 2018, 12:46 PM

That is odd,  I agree.  My piece was poetry ... if yours was fiction that might account for it ?
#16 - May 04, 2018, 12:57 PM
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Maybe that's the reason since mine was fiction.
#17 - May 04, 2018, 01:00 PM

Hey Hopeful (and all)  ... all my subs have moved into In Progress now.  Just in case you're still monitoring/checking.
#18 - May 12, 2018, 08:01 AM
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My Ladybug submission from early March did as well.

Now to wait on a Spider submission from late March!
#19 - May 12, 2018, 08:23 AM

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Mine from early March did as well (as of today).
#20 - May 12, 2018, 09:39 AM
DREAM JOBS IN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY (Rosen 2018)
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I've been away from my computer for a couple of weeks, and I recently viewed Submittable.  The story for the dragon issue was declined on May 14, 2018, Carrie Lee, and the Cicada submission hasn't been looked at yet.  Good Luck with the Cricket Group although I haven't had any.
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Just subbed a poem to Cricket. We'll see how it goes.
#22 - May 18, 2018, 06:38 PM
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2/23/18: Submitted a NF piece in response to Spider's call for material about dragons
Not sure when it went to In Progress, but I think it was within 3 weeks or so of submission
Today: Acceptance!

So 2 months, 28 days from submission to response. Also, the submission deadline was March 15.
#23 - May 21, 2018, 12:55 PM

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YAY! Congratulations on the acceptance, Tracy!!  :stars3
#24 - May 21, 2018, 05:30 PM

Congratulations on your acceptance Tracy Vonder-Brink!
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CarrieLee how did your submissions go if you don’t mind me asking? I’m in this boat too, my subs to Babybug magazine from late April are still in received. Yes Im obsessive too I check it everyday, lol.
#26 - July 03, 2018, 04:16 PM
« Last Edit: July 03, 2018, 04:19 PM by brenna-miller »

Hey Brenna

Spider was a no ... but the two ladbug and the one cricket are still  "in progress".  Fingers crossed for all of us
#27 - July 03, 2018, 05:09 PM
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Hey Brenna

Spider was a no ... but the two ladbug and the one cricket are still  "in progress".  Fingers crossed for all of us


The wait is real. Yes, here’s hoping.

#28 - July 03, 2018, 05:47 PM
« Last Edit: July 03, 2018, 05:50 PM by brenna-miller »

Recently sent a poem to Cricket about the Haunted Queen Mary for the Splash theme.
And, Babybug about where to go theme, and both are in the received mode.
Good Luck to all.
#29 - July 03, 2018, 06:10 PM

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I submitted a fiction story to Cricket on 3/18/2018. 
It was not for one of their themes.  It changed to In-Progress after sitting in Received for about 10 weeks. 
Roughly 3 weeks after having moved moved to In-Progress, it was rejected on 6/18/2018.
#30 - July 04, 2018, 05:52 AM
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 12:33 PM by Hopeful »

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