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Title: Submission Grinder
Post by: Hopeful on April 18, 2017, 06:47 PM
The Submission Grinder website appears to track submission response times for a variety of magazines.  Use of the website is free.  The link to the Highlights High Five submission timeline page is here:
Title: Re: Submission Grinder
Post by: JodyJS on April 19, 2017, 04:39 AM
That's an interesting resource, RobinB. Thanks for including. I noticed they said High Five is non-paying, though, which is untrue. It's good to always check the publisher's website for current info.
Title: Re: Submission Grinder
Post by: James Roth on April 19, 2017, 01:54 PM
Submission Grinder originated as a tracking site for fantasy/sci-fi markets and is gradually expanding the range of magazines covered. Not all magazines that appear on the site are actively tracked by the site or its originators; some are considered not to qualify for listing, others are stub listings where they don't have all of the information. The op may want to email the site with an update about High Five's payment policies, or at least a url for current writer's guidelines so that Grinder info can be updated.

The site is useful for writers who don't want to hassle with maintaining a database file for submissions. One caveat: the listed wait/response times depend upon writers being conscientious about updating the status of submissions in a timely manner.
Title: Re: Submission Grinder
Post by: Hopeful on April 20, 2017, 03:01 PM
I'm a little confused why this was moved out of the Response Time discussion board.  Submission Grinder isn't a magazine.  It's a website that tracks manuscript submission response times.  The results are available to anyone.  You don't need an account, and you don't need to pay a fee.  It'll provide as much data as others have voluntarily submitted.

Title: Re: Submission Grinder
Post by: Ev on April 20, 2017, 04:09 PM
I'm sorry that moving the post was confusing. I moved it because the response time threads are only supposed to be for posting when a submission was sent and when a response to it was received. Your post about Submission Grinder was helpful, but it wasn't about High Five specifically, and I thought the information would reach more people, if it were put on the more general magazine board. Since you put the post in a thread about a magazine, I thought magazine writers were the ones you were trying to provide the information to.

If the information should be for a boarder range of writers, I'll discuss with the other mods and admins the best place for the post to go.

Thank you for sharing the information,
Ev (donning her moderator hat)
Title: Re: Submission Grinder
Post by: CarrieLee on April 21, 2017, 09:11 AM
Just adding my info as a regular user of both The Submission Grinder and Duotrope (a similar submission tracker but one that charges a fee for use))for my speculative fiction submissions

 I will say that I have found The Sub Grinder/Duotrope to be of relatively good use for tracking Cicada's response times, sometimes useful for Cricket, but rarely of use for the younger magazines  or the Highlights family -- because apparently few writers that write for those markets are using either. 

 That doesn't mean it can't change if more kidlit writers started using either one more regularly.