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Genres & Age Categories => Magazines & Ezines => Topic started by: nancy-kanyuk on March 08, 2017, 04:21 PM

Title: Cricket Magazine
Post by: nancy-kanyuk on March 08, 2017, 04:21 PM
I sent a query letter for a magazine article in Cricket Magazine on January 1st. It would be for their October, 2017 Halloween issue. Has anybody written for them? Should I have heard from them already? Would it be ok to follow up? I'm not quite sure what kind of lead time they need for submission. 

Thank you,

Nancy Kanyuk
Title: Re: Cricket Magazine
Post by: Kell on March 09, 2017, 07:29 AM
How did you send it, Nancy? I believe they prefer their Submittable system now.

Response times are very variable. Rejections can be in a few weeks to six months. Acceptances seem to take longer.
Title: Re: Cricket Magazine
Post by: Ev on March 10, 2017, 02:28 PM
Hi Nancy! Glad to have you with us on the Blueboard. I'm sorry that I had to move your post to this section. The Response Time boards are only for reporting response times. If you have other questions or comments they need to go in a different section--like this one where we discuss all kinds of issues regarding magazines.

Incidentally, in the Response Time boards we only have one thread for each publication. If you need to find a magazine thread (if one exists), the easiest way to do that is to click on "Subject" at the top of the list of threads and that will put the topics in alphabetical order. Then you can just scroll down to find what you want.

If you have any questions about all this, feel free to ask. We're here to help.

Ev (with my moderator hat on :cheesy )
Title: Re: Cricket Magazine
Post by: nancy-kanyuk on March 10, 2017, 03:52 PM
Hi Ev: Thanks for moving my post to its appropriate place. I was so thrilled to post for the first time but was (and still am) not sure what I'm doing. I'm sure I will have questions.

Nancy
Title: Re: Cricket Magazine
Post by: nancy-kanyuk on March 10, 2017, 03:56 PM
Hi Kell: Thanks for your response. I emailed the query, not sure whether it was the submittable system. Went back and read their query information. They did mention that a request for material based on a query is usually sent five months prior to publication date. Since it's the October issue I think there's still lots of time to hear from them.