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Title: Humpty Dumpty response time
Post by: Starfish on March 28, 2016, 05:10 PM
Does anyone know if US Kids still sends out rejection letters? Waiting on a 7-month sub, SQ 2 months ago all by snail mail.

I've had contact with the editor, who is wonderful, by email about another recently published story but no word on this one. I didn't receive a hold request like last time, either, so I'm wondering if they've passed on the story. Then again, they are really busy, too. 

Is anyone else waiting?
Title: Re: Humpty Dumpty response time
Post by: JFriday on March 28, 2016, 05:28 PM
Starfish, I'm not waiting, but I sent in a snail mail 10/22/15 and got a form rejection in March (forgot to put the day it came). So about 5 months.
Title: Re: Humpty Dumpty response time
Post by: Starfish on March 29, 2016, 11:03 AM
Thank you, JFriday! That's helpful information. I will keep waiting then. So sorry about the rejection though. Good luck with your manuscript!

Title: Re: Humpty Dumpty response time
Post by: Ev on March 29, 2016, 08:47 PM
I sent a story to them 9/16/14 and have never heard from them. I'm assuming it's a rejection.
Title: Re: Humpty Dumpty response time
Post by: Starfish on March 30, 2016, 01:46 PM
Did you try status querying, Ev? I just heard back that my story is still under consideration, so you may want to SQ.
Title: Re: Humpty Dumpty response time
Post by: Ev on March 30, 2016, 05:38 PM
No, I haven't status queried, Starfish. At the time I would have normally considered it, several other people were saying they were hearing crickets from them, even for status queries, so I didn't feel it was worth it.

But maybe things have settled down there now and it would be worth asking.
Title: Re: Humpty Dumpty response time
Post by: Starfish on March 31, 2016, 07:13 AM
Good luck, Ev! I hope you hear good news soon!