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Title: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Jayca on April 09, 2013, 04:42 PM

If this has already been posted somewhere, sorry...I looked briefly and didn't see it.

I was thrilled to find out that the Cricket Mags now accept (and prefer) email subs! Not only that, but they have a cool tracking system so that you can check on your submission at any time, so no more status queries or wondering if your sub got lost in the mail/spam!

The link wasn't easy (for me) to find, so I thought I'd post it here for all of my BB buddies: https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit

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Post by: AmandaSue on April 09, 2013, 04:51 PM
Awesome! Thanks!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Vijaya on April 09, 2013, 04:55 PM
Thank you so much Jayca!
Vijaya
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Andrea B on April 09, 2013, 04:56 PM
Oh wow! That's wonderful. :)

I submitted to them in February. This would have been so useful to have then! Thanks so much for sharing.

 :thanx:
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: crookedbook on April 09, 2013, 05:13 PM
Oh that is wonderful - thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Audrey on April 09, 2013, 06:09 PM
I really appreciate you taking the time to share this with us :thankyou
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: KatyD on April 09, 2013, 06:10 PM
That's cool! I hadn't heard that. Thanks for letting us know.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Ev on April 09, 2013, 08:23 PM
Really appreciate your sharing this with us, Jayca!   :flowers2

I wonder if pieces submitted now online will be read sooner than pieces sent several months ago via regular mail. In the past, I've heard that if we don't hear a response in x months, we should just resubmit, not try to status query. How long do you think we should wait before resubmitting online?  Anybody any ideas about this?
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Brianna on April 09, 2013, 08:46 PM
Thanks so much, Jayca! That is awesome!!   :thankyou
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Ruth Donnelly on April 09, 2013, 09:33 PM
Good to know! Thanks for posting. 
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: awful waffles on April 09, 2013, 10:01 PM
This forum is so valuable.  Thanks so much for this, Jayca!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Cindyb on April 10, 2013, 09:31 AM
Wish I'd read this a day sooner. Just sent something snail-mail.  :(
But, thanks, Jayca- now I know for my next sub.  :)
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Starfish on April 10, 2013, 12:43 PM
Great news! Thank you!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Anne Marie on April 10, 2013, 01:10 PM
Wow, I have a couple of things I've been meaning to send but it was such a hassle that I didn't bother.  Now I'll go submit. :)
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieLee on April 10, 2013, 01:25 PM
What a great piece of news... especially about the tracking system with Submittable.  Woo hoo  :woo ....can't dance too long...  must query now!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Anne Marie on April 10, 2013, 01:38 PM
Um, it has been an hour and 19 minutes since I submitted.  Exactly when are we supposed to hear? :)
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: mrh on April 10, 2013, 01:46 PM
Jayca, thank you so much for sharing this. I'm delighted that they'll take email subs, and that tracking system sounds great. I'll be sharing this with my students as well.  :thankyou
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Sue G. on April 10, 2013, 02:33 PM
Thank you SO much for sharing!  I was getting ready to submit to the Cricket Mags and came across your post. I just subbed through the online system and love it!  The tracking system looks wonderful! 

Best wishes to everyone and happy writing!   :goldstar

Sue
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: stacebee on April 10, 2013, 03:52 PM
A great big yay from an international B Boarder !  :thankyou
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Post by: JodyJS on April 10, 2013, 06:13 PM
Thanks for sharing, Jayca!
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Post by: Stacy on April 11, 2013, 09:36 AM
Thanks so much for posting this! :) I've bookmarked it as well.
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Post by: DianaM on April 11, 2013, 10:41 AM
Thanks, Jayca!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: TMarie on April 11, 2013, 11:10 AM
Thanks Jayca! Anne Marie, you are so funny! Brace yourself, but I've been waiting on a sub since March of 2012, yikes!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Jayca on April 12, 2013, 06:26 AM
Very welcome:) Good luck, everyone!

Anne Marie...should be any second now, I'm sure.   :)
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Anne Marie on April 12, 2013, 06:42 AM
Anne Marie...should be any second now, I'm sure.   :)

I'm checking on the hour.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Kell on April 12, 2013, 07:22 AM
Cool! I subbed something in September but I haven't heard. I wonder if I should resubmit. Do they always reply?
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: AzGuy on April 12, 2013, 03:35 PM
Thanks, Jayca, for this information. It'll make submissions easier and checking the status of submission easy, too!

However, I hope it doesn't result in the Cricket mags getting overwhelmed with queries and submissions (especially inappropriate ones). 
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: SavannahHendricks on April 13, 2013, 08:36 PM
Thank you so much for sharing!!!  :fireworks It saves on paper, stamps, and wondering did they get it or not?
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Sue G. on April 15, 2013, 02:20 PM
Love the online submissions!  It is hard to keep from checking status. Nothing in the "accepted" column yet, but nothing in the "rejected" either. There's always hope!  ::-) I think I check it almost as often as my son's online grades -though he does very well in school - it becomes habit to log in most days! 

Best wishes to everyone!
Sue
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: StaceyM on April 15, 2013, 07:46 PM
excellent, thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: onestepp on April 15, 2013, 08:20 PM
Thanks for the link.  Sent two stories to Ladybug magazine.  Crossing my fingers. :snail
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Franzilla on April 16, 2013, 08:48 AM
Wow, I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to see this... how exciting! This removes that feeling of your story being out there in a big black void, no? And great magazines too. I still have all my issues of Babybug here in Chile. They're like mini books and my little one loves them.

Thanks, Jayca!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: kdgrier on April 16, 2013, 09:14 AM
great news! thanks for sharing this!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Liz on April 22, 2013, 03:56 PM
 :applause

Thank you So MUCH for sharing this information  =)

--LiZ
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Sue G. on May 24, 2013, 04:16 PM
I subbed to the Bug mags through the online system in April.  I just checked my submission status and it went from "Received" to "In-Progress" today.  (I think I check it everyday!)  Nice to know something is happening. ::-)

 :goodluck to everyone!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
Sue
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieF on May 24, 2013, 04:55 PM
Oooh, thanks for posting Sue! I also subbed in April and I just checked and mine went to 'in-progress' as well. I checked it earlier today and at that point it was still only 'received' so that's progress (and I don't check it that often...really!)

Fingers crossed.

Carrie
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Sue G. on May 24, 2013, 05:00 PM
Fingers crossed for you, Carrie!  It was exciting to see a change in the status - I really like the online sub system.

Good luck!
Sue 
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: onestepp on May 28, 2013, 07:48 PM
Checked up on my submissions from April, and added one to Cicada.  Now I have three submissions I'm waiting on with the cricket magazine group.  Good Luck to all!
 :sigh
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: AmandaSue on May 28, 2013, 08:18 PM
Oooh, I'm In-progress now too! Woot!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: onestepp on June 12, 2013, 09:44 AM
My two submissions to Ladybug were declined, but there's still a submission to the Cicada magazine to hope for.     ::-)
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: iyerani on June 12, 2013, 11:06 AM
:ohno I had no idea! I sent snail mail submissions last month! Are they still reading snail mail subs?
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: iyerani on June 12, 2013, 11:09 AM
Also, are you all submitting Queries via this system?
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Kell on June 12, 2013, 11:29 AM
I have two old Ladybug snail-mail subs that seem to be in limbo -- August and October 2012, I think. Not sure what to do about it, so nothing seems appropriate.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Sara on June 12, 2013, 12:03 PM
I have three in limbo--5/12, 9/12, and 12/12. I SQd in January on the 5/12 one, and received a reply at the end of May saying that the article was probably lost and to resub through the submittable site.

iyerani, the letter says they still accept print submissions, but they prefer online submissions.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Kell on June 12, 2013, 12:40 PM
Sara, I wonder if "lost" might mean "everything submitted before Submittable is in a pile in the corner but no one feels like looking at it because the web slushpile is so much easier."
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: JodyJS on June 12, 2013, 12:53 PM
Just my take, but I'd resubmit through submittable anything you sent by snail mail.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Sara on June 12, 2013, 01:26 PM
Quote
Sara, I wonder if "lost" might mean "everything submitted before Submittable is in a pile in the corner but no one feels like looking at it because the web slushpile is so much easier."

HA! I think you might be right, Kell!

And I think you're right, too, JodyJS. At the very least, I will always use Submittable in the future.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Anne Marie on June 12, 2013, 01:29 PM
Sara, I wonder if "lost" might mean "everything submitted before Submittable is in a pile in the corner but no one feels like looking at it because the web slushpile is so much easier."

LOL! I'd bet on it!

I've heard back on two of the three things I submitted via Submittable.  I'm hoping there's a good reason why I haven't heard on the third. :)
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieF on June 14, 2013, 01:12 PM
Anne Marie, when you heard back did they email you, or did you just notice a change of status in the system? I'm curious what communication will be like through this new system.

Also, I snail-mailed some things to Babybug and Spider on 2/19/13, just before they went to this new system. Now I think I should resubmit those...or is it better to wait until the 6-month mark?

FWIW, the 3 poems I have "in progress" right now with Ladybug were status queries on poems I submitted in April of 2012.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: dkshumaker on June 14, 2013, 06:18 PM
I also snail-mailed an article early in the year before the e-sub was available. . . . I've been debating, too, what I should do with it. It's been close to 6 months, so I may just re-sub via Submittable.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Stephen on June 15, 2013, 03:26 AM
Thanks you for sharing.

But one question as a submitter I would need to join and pay "Submittable" ?
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Anne Marie on June 15, 2013, 04:33 AM
Anne Marie, when you heard back did they email you, or did you just notice a change of status in the system? I'm curious what communication will be like through this new system.

I got an email.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieF on June 15, 2013, 05:19 AM
Thanks, Anne Marie. I guess there's no  need to obsessively check Submittable every day, then. I can just go back to my usual obsessive checking of email.

Stephen, you do have to set up an account through Submittable but you don't pay anything. The process was very easy.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Stephen on June 17, 2013, 04:17 AM
Thank you CarrieF
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: iyerani on June 25, 2013, 11:22 AM
I got an email.

So, is anyone resubmitting the snail mail submissions via their online tracking system? Any suggestions on how to follow up in the transition process? Thanks.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieF on June 25, 2013, 03:08 PM
I just received a reply on a snail mail sub to Spider from February, so they are still going through their regular mail from before the changeover.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: iyerani on June 26, 2013, 01:30 PM
Thank you, CarrieF
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Post by: JodyJS on July 02, 2013, 11:52 AM
So exciting--I'm "in progress" with several things now!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Stacy on July 02, 2013, 04:00 PM
 :goodluck , Jody! I hope you're announcing good news very soon!
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Post by: JodyJS on July 02, 2013, 06:02 PM
Thanks, Stacy. I could use some good news.  :flowers2
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: BillyBurgess on July 08, 2013, 02:20 PM
I sent three of my stories last month.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Sue G. on July 08, 2013, 03:43 PM
Good luck to everyone with Cricket subs! I still have a few subs with them.  I received 2 rejections on 6/21 for pieces I sent through Submittable in April but the rest of my end of April/early May subs are still "In Progress." Hope we hear good news here soon!

Sue
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: BillyBurgess on July 24, 2013, 08:28 PM
I had sent three submissions on 6/21 and I received two rejections yesterday, but I haven't heard anything about the the third yet.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: sahelsteve on July 30, 2013, 04:19 AM
Thanks again, Jayca, for sharing about the new online submissions process for these magazines.

I just got an acceptance letter (attached to an email) from Cricket magazine, for a poem I submitted a month or so ago. I had submitted via the link you provided.

A word of warning - the editor of Cricket said in her letter that they are eight to ten months behind on payments to their contributors. Judging from brief online research, I think this goes for all Carus magazines. Times are tough.

At least the editor was honest and up-front about this problem, though. Better forewarned than frustrated.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Franzilla on July 30, 2013, 10:33 AM
Thanks again, Jayca, for sharing about the new online submissions process for these magazines.

I just got an acceptance letter (attached to an email) from Cricket magazine, for a poem I submitted a month or so ago. I had submitted via the link you provided.

A word of warning - the editor of Cricket said in her letter that they are eight to ten months behind on payments to their contributors. Judging from brief online research, I think this goes for all Carus magazines. Times are tough.

At least the editor was honest and up-front about this problem, though. Better forewarned than frustrated.

Congrats! I'm still waiting to hear on mine, so fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieLee on August 29, 2013, 10:20 AM
 :trenchworm   Popping in to see if anyone is still waiting on answers from Submittable esub/queries done back in April?

or has everyone heard one way or the other ?
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Anne Marie on August 29, 2013, 10:49 AM
I heard about three of them and not the fourth.  I always thought the fourth was the strongest, so perhaps it's been sent up the chain. 
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: AmandaSue on August 29, 2013, 10:50 AM
I have heard back on two poem subs, but I subbed a NF article very first in April and haven't heard back on that one yet.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieLee on August 29, 2013, 11:19 AM
Nice to hear Anne Marie and Amanda Sue.  I have one poem out there too and was hoping, just maybe, that might mean good news.  Guess I'll spend a little while longer doing   :whistle

 :goodluck  Good luck to you both.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Franzilla on August 29, 2013, 12:34 PM
Still waiting here too, on one sub, fiction. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: JodyJS on August 29, 2013, 03:00 PM
I subbed a few things on 5/31. Got R's on three of them on 7/3. The rest have been in progress since then.

Good luck, everyone!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieF on August 29, 2013, 03:58 PM
Still waiting here, too. Three poems subbed on 4/10 that are in-progress.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Cindyb on August 29, 2013, 07:20 PM
I have a poem subbed via Submittable on 4-16 that I'm still waiting on. Also, three subbed via snail-mail on 4-9 that I'm still waiting on.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Bobi Martin on August 29, 2013, 10:08 PM
I love that they've included a way to check the status of your submission. Probably a time saver for them but great for authors/illustrators also. Now if they'd just pay sooner...
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: iyerani on August 30, 2013, 01:44 PM
Hey guys, I subbed in May (via snail mail) to Baby bug. Time to resubmit via e-system or wait? Any advice?
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: JodyJS on August 30, 2013, 02:10 PM
I'd wait. At least that's what I'm doing.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Kelly on August 30, 2013, 04:11 PM
This is great that they accept e-subs now! (just saw this)
And I'm one of the many that is patiently awaiting a payment for an already published contribution. At least they do tell that up front!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: crookedbook on October 25, 2013, 11:25 AM
In September I received an email from Babybug stating that they wanted to buy one of my poems. The assistant editor also wrote "and I hope to have an opportunity to read more of your work." Great news! I was thrilled.

But now I am confused. I would like to submit more poetry to her - do I send it as a response directly to her email address? Or do I use the new online submission form?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Andi W. on October 25, 2013, 12:01 PM
I'd email and ask her, CB 

 :techi
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: crookedbook on October 25, 2013, 12:36 PM
will do - thank you :)
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: kwlarson on October 26, 2013, 06:15 AM
Crooked,

I agree that I'd ask the editor what he/she wanted. For me, even though I've made some sales to ASK, I continue to use the Submittable form to submit proposals because that's what the editor requests. However, I never hear anything back through Submittable, just from the editor herself.

Good luck!

Kirsten
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieF on November 11, 2013, 01:51 PM
I subbed some poems to Babybug in February via snail mail (this was just before they started using Submittable). I haven't heard a peep. Anyone else in the same boat? I'm now starting to think I should resubmit through the online system.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: JodyJS on November 11, 2013, 03:04 PM
I honestly don't think it would hurt, Carrie. At least you'll know they got it, if you do.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Cindyb on November 11, 2013, 05:00 PM
Carrie, I submitted some by snailmail in April, right before I found out about Submittable. I have been thinking about re-subbing them, too.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieF on November 11, 2013, 05:25 PM
OK, you talked me into it.  :)

It's true, Jody - that's one thing I like about this online system. At least we can be sure nothing has gotten lost in the mail, or in a pile on someone's desk.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: JodyJS on November 11, 2013, 06:22 PM
 :goodluck, Carrie! :)
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Stacy on November 12, 2013, 09:25 AM
Carrie, I also submitted to Babybug in February via snail mail, and so far I haven't heard anything. I was hoping that was a sign they were seriously considering my manuscript, but maybe I need to consider resubmitting via Submittable.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieF on November 22, 2013, 04:59 AM
Well, I never got around to resubmitting my snail-mail sub from February, and just yesterday heard back via email - 1 poem accepted for Babybug and 1 for Ladybug. Yay! So there's still hope snail-mailers...
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: DianaM on November 22, 2013, 05:10 AM
That's great news, Carrie!  :yay
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: JodyJS on November 22, 2013, 09:56 AM
Awesome news, Carrie!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Andi W. on November 22, 2013, 10:56 AM
 :hurrah
Lovely!!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Franzilla on November 22, 2013, 11:24 AM
Fabulous news! Congratulations! Should be a good news post too, me thinks!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Cindyb on November 22, 2013, 12:12 PM
Hurray!! What a lovely answer to your long wait!!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Stacy on November 25, 2013, 07:24 AM
Congrats, Carrie!  :fireworks
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieF on November 26, 2013, 07:00 AM
Thanks, everyone. LOL, now I can stop obsessing about my snail-mail submissions and start obsessing about my Submittable ones.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: awful waffles on November 27, 2013, 09:43 PM
Yay, Carrie!  Two wonderful magazine credits to add to your query letters!   :wine
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Ev on November 29, 2013, 06:13 PM
Terrific news, Carrie!!  :fireworks  Congratulations on both poems.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: kwlarson on November 30, 2013, 09:07 PM
Hooray, Carrie!

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Post by: laura-jenkins on December 01, 2013, 10:59 AM
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Franzilla on December 08, 2013, 07:13 AM
I just got a form rejection for my story subbed back in April. I'd kind of hoped for at least a personalised rejection after such a long time, but hey ho.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Schriscoe on December 08, 2013, 08:46 AM
So Sorry Siski I guess they finally got around to their April subs. I just got a form reject too. I also had hoped for a least a personal. At least I am in good company.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: AzGuy on December 08, 2013, 10:40 AM
Sorry about the rejections, Siski and Schriscoe. My poem (submitted to Cricket in April) was also rejected yesterday. It was a personal note from Alive Letvin, so that helps a little, but it's still a rejection. We just have to stay positive and get our stuff back out there.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieF on December 08, 2013, 12:11 PM
They must be whipping through the submissions. I just got a rejection yesterday on a Ladybug sub (through Submittable in April). Still two from April outstanding and one from June.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Schriscoe on December 08, 2013, 12:21 PM
Sorry for the R's everyone. Maybe they are just hitting auto-reject  :shrug:  I still have one from June too with Spider so there is still hope. :crossedfingers
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: CarrieLee on December 09, 2013, 08:59 AM
Congrats, CarrieF... sorry I missed the celebration for your poems earlier.

And sorry to for the rejections that all came in a flurry.  I'm still on tenterhooks with one myself. I'm almost afraid to pop my head up now.  :twitch

Think I'll sit here quietly and hope.  :pickme :pickme :pickme     (grin)
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Andi W. on December 09, 2013, 09:11 AM
I got one too, for a poem subbed to Spider in July. But, I still have another in the running.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Nanci on December 09, 2013, 09:59 AM
I know how you feel, Carrie Lee.
I didn't want to pop my head up, either, lol.
Waiting on an April poem sub.


Congrats Carrie F.


And poo on the R's.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Sara on December 09, 2013, 10:35 AM
Sorry about the Rs, people. Blah!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Kell on December 09, 2013, 11:56 AM
This batch gave me an R on one sub -- PDQ! I subbed November 12. But the other one made it through the cull for now.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Cindyb on January 16, 2014, 10:01 AM
I finally heard from my snail-mail sub in April (right before I found out about submittable) to Babybug. Two poems no-  but one poem-  yes!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Kell on January 16, 2014, 11:06 AM
Congrats Cindyb! :yay :yay :yay
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Andi W. on January 16, 2014, 12:47 PM
 :fireworks  Congrats. Cindyb.!!


I'm still waiting on an e-sub (poem) from July.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Nanci on January 16, 2014, 03:17 PM
Congrats, Cindy!
Such a long wait...
but such great news
after all that waiting!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Jayca on January 16, 2014, 04:50 PM
Congrats, Cindy!!!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Ev on January 16, 2014, 07:14 PM
Hooray, Cindy!!  :gogirl Congratulations!  I love hearing this kind of news.
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Post by: Sara on January 16, 2014, 07:33 PM
Yay for you, Cindy!   :wow
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Post by: Bobi Martin on January 16, 2014, 08:14 PM
Yay for those of you who got your long-awaited "Yes!" and hugs for those with "not for us" letters. Not for us could still be right for someone else. Don't reject yourself--get those babies back in the mail.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Jayca on January 17, 2014, 02:55 PM
After back-and-forthing for a while...and revising...and waiting...and waiting some more....had an email today with the official YES on a poem for Ladybug. This is the longest I've ever had to wait with them, but their editors (and their finished product) are so, so lovely, it's worth it:)  Original sub was June 2012.
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Post by: Anne Marie on January 17, 2014, 02:59 PM
They're on a roll.  Just got an R on an April sub.  Ah well.
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Post by: CarrieF on January 17, 2014, 03:06 PM
Yay, Cindy and Jayca!! So exciting to get a yes on a poem.

They must be working through their heap. I got an R today, too, on a Cricket sub. (That's R for RATS!) Will take Bobi's advice and get it back in the mail.
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Post by: JodyJS on January 17, 2014, 04:30 PM
Congrats, Jayca!!


Over the last few days, I've received about five R's from them, Carrie. Ironically, Babybug was my first magazine acceptance of any kind when I started writing for kids. And they accepted three poems at once! Those were the days. ;)
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Ev on January 20, 2014, 06:53 PM
Hooray, Jayca!!   :goldstar   That's great news!

Hugs to you, Jody, Anne Marie, and Carrie. Hopefully, the next place you send them will be yeses.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Sara on February 06, 2014, 02:48 PM
Just want to share: I just received my first acceptance to Cricket!

The funny thing is, I subbed the story twice. First, by snail mail. After 8 months with no response, I subbed by Submittable. Four months later, I received a form R by snail on the original sub. I considered withdrawing the Submittable sub, but ended up deciding to leave it there. And today, 5 months after the 2nd sub, I got an email acceptance! (So glad I didn't withdraw after that first rejection!)

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Post by: CarrieF on February 06, 2014, 03:28 PM
Congratulations, Sara! It really proves how subjective things are, and also that timing plays a big part in the process. Way to go!
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Post by: DianaM on February 06, 2014, 06:41 PM
Sara, how funny! Congrats on the sale!

What an extra nice surprise!


Makes ya think.
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Post by: Sara on February 06, 2014, 07:51 PM
Thanks, Carrie and Diana!
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Post by: Jayca on February 06, 2014, 08:32 PM
YAY! Congrats, Sara!!
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Post by: Andi W. on February 07, 2014, 05:04 AM
 :yay  Congratulations, Sara!
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Post by: Sara on February 07, 2014, 08:15 AM
Thank you! Thank you!

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Post by: Cindyb on February 07, 2014, 12:07 PM
Conagrats on your first to Cricket! Isn't it nice to break in? Hope you have many more!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Sara on February 08, 2014, 10:29 AM
Yes, Cindy, it IS nice! I've been trying for a long time with Spider and Cricket, and have a stack of form Rs to show for it!
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Liz on February 16, 2014, 01:15 PM
I've subbed one ms to Ladybug 4 weeks ago.[ via Submittable]    Is it too soon to send them something else?

How many submissions to ANY of the 'bug' magazines do you submit?    One at a time?

Thanks for your insights and info on this.  =)

--LiZ
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Ev on February 19, 2014, 08:07 PM
Congratulations, Sara!!  :partytime I'm happy dancing with you.

And yes, a similar thing happened to me several years ago. It's definitely a subjective business we're in.
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Sara on February 19, 2014, 09:01 PM
Thanks, Ev!

And Liz, I usually have only one sub with each bug magazine at a time. So I might have one with Spider and one with Cricket, but not send another until I've heard on the first. Other people might do differently, though.
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Post by: awful waffles on February 19, 2014, 09:30 PM
Yay, Sara! :talking:  I sent a poem to Babybug in November ("in progress") and a poem to Spider Feb. 10th ("received.")  I check Submittable every day, too! :neck
Title: Re: Cricket Mags now taking e-subs
Post by: Liz on February 20, 2014, 04:46 AM
Thanks Sara!


 :hurrah:  Congratulations to you about Cricket!!   :hurrah: