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Title: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: CarrieLee on April 07, 2018, 12:54 PM
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!
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: onestepp on April 07, 2018, 06:12 PM
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.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: CarrieLee on April 07, 2018, 06:18 PM
Thanks, onestepp.   It's nice to know it might just be a delay, and I'm not alone out there . 
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: mghiggins on April 08, 2018, 07:09 AM
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?
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: CarrieLee on April 08, 2018, 07:15 AM
It could be, or perhaps the special issue subject you submit to (if that applies.)
Thanks for the thought mghiggins
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: BeccaB on April 08, 2018, 10:35 AM
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.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: CarrieLee on April 08, 2018, 11:51 AM
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 
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: tracy-vonder-brink on April 20, 2018, 07:07 PM
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.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Kelsey on May 03, 2018, 12:13 PM
CarrieLee, has anything changed with your submission? I have one from March 6th (for Ladybug) that is still listed as received.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: CarrieLee on May 03, 2018, 12:17 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"
 
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Hopeful on May 03, 2018, 12:47 PM
I have a general fiction submission that I sent to Cricket on 03/18/2018 that is still listed as Received.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Kelsey on May 03, 2018, 01:15 PM
Well, if we have to be stuck in this boat, at least we're all in it together!
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Hopeful on May 04, 2018, 11:05 AM
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.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: CarrieLee on May 04, 2018, 11:27 AM
Hopeful  ..  the cricket sub went in progress in about a week, as I remember it.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Hopeful on May 04, 2018, 12:46 PM
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!
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: CarrieLee on May 04, 2018, 12:57 PM
That is odd,  I agree.  My piece was poetry ... if yours was fiction that might account for it ?
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Hopeful on May 04, 2018, 01:00 PM
CarrieLee-
Maybe that's the reason since mine was fiction.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: CarrieLee on May 12, 2018, 08:01 AM
Hey Hopeful (and all)  ... all my subs have moved into In Progress now.  Just in case you're still monitoring/checking.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Kelsey on May 12, 2018, 08:23 AM
My Ladybug submission from early March did as well.

Now to wait on a Spider submission from late March!
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Jayca on May 12, 2018, 09:39 AM
Mine from early March did as well (as of today).
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: onestepp on May 18, 2018, 05:25 PM
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.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on May 18, 2018, 06:38 PM
Just subbed a poem to Cricket. We'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: tracy-vonder-brink on May 21, 2018, 12:55 PM
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.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Ev on May 21, 2018, 05:30 PM
YAY! Congratulations on the acceptance, Tracy!!  :stars3
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: onestepp on May 21, 2018, 05:35 PM
Congratulations on your acceptance Tracy Vonder-Brink!
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: brenna-miller on July 03, 2018, 04:16 PM
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.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: CarrieLee on July 03, 2018, 05:09 PM
Hey Brenna

Spider was a no ... but the two ladbug and the one cricket are still  "in progress".  Fingers crossed for all of us
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: brenna-miller on July 03, 2018, 05:47 PM
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.

Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: onestepp on July 03, 2018, 06:10 PM
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.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Hopeful on July 04, 2018, 05:52 AM
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.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Starfish on July 05, 2018, 03:48 PM
I sent a fiction revision to Ladybug in April and received an acceptance in early June. A little less than 2 months on a R&R. 

The initial submission through Submittable though - a little less than 6 months to hear back with the rejection and invitation to revise and resubmit.

So hang in there. I’m sure you’ll hear back, though it may take some time. Good luck to all!
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Kelsey on August 07, 2018, 01:26 PM
Just wanted to post an update on long wait times (with regard to status change) for others who might be experiencing the same.

I submitted a poem to Babybug on 5/11, and it's still listed as "received." So it's been almost 13 weeks. I know to expect long wait times in general, but it's interesting that it's taking so long to move to "in progress." I'm aware that editors can individually view submissions without the status changing, so it's possible that that's what's happening...or there could just be a giant backlog of submissions.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Hopeful on August 07, 2018, 01:34 PM
I was actually thinking that maybe Cricket Media is taking a summer break.   From the entries that have been posted on submission grinder
 ( https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ ), it looks as if there have been no responses from any of the Cricket magazines in quite some time.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: brenna-miller on August 07, 2018, 01:39 PM
I was actually thinking that maybe Cricket Media is taking a summer break.   From the entries that have been posted on submission grinder
 ( https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ ), it looks as if there have been no responses from any of the Cricket magazines in quite some time.

Oh man. Yeah I have poems that have been stuck in received since April 2018.

Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Kelsey on August 07, 2018, 02:15 PM
I was actually thinking that maybe Cricket Media is taking a summer break.   From the entries that have been posted on submission grinder
 ( https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ ), it looks as if there have been no responses from any of the Cricket magazines in quite some time.

That would make a lot of sense, Hopeful.

Is it just me, or does it seem like both big imprints (Carus/Highlights) are really slowing things down, lately? (For example, closing for periods of time, specifying types of submissions, etc.) As someone who is new to the children's magazine market, it's making me a little nervous. I wish I'd thought to start submitting ten years ago!

Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Hopeful on August 07, 2018, 02:51 PM
Kelsey,

I think summer is slow in general.  I also don't think it helps that Submittable makes it so easy to submit manuscripts to magazines like Highlights and Cricket.  All it takes is a press of a button to send in your piece.  I bet these magazines are swamped with submissions.  What's even worse is that the number of print publications has been shrinking over the years with the declining number of print subscribers.  So, yes.  It is a tough market for freelancers.  If you don't have an agent, there really don't seem to be too many options either.  Just my 2 cents for what it's worth.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on August 07, 2018, 09:00 PM
The magazines themselves are also smaller with more online content being offered. The same thing has happened with local print newspapers. Digital is cheaper to produce.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: marie-dentan on August 31, 2018, 11:43 PM
I've just sent a query to "Faces" for their saving the earth's animals, and they stated that if you wanted to have a answer as to whether your mail had been received you had to put "response requested" in your title.
I did. it's been a week and no answer.
I guess I just need to wait a month. And as they ask for materials 4 month prior to the print, if I don't get an answer by then, it will mean, either they never received it or they rejected it....
It's hard to move on and not think about it, isn't it? :D
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: tracy-vonder-brink on September 01, 2018, 11:06 AM
Waiting is tough, but a week is far too soon to have a reply. Hang in there!


Tracy
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: CarrieLee on September 21, 2018, 03:08 PM
Just a quick follow up for anyone still comparing.  All my subs have been answered now.  Two quick nos from ladybug in August  (sigh)  and a delightfully surprising yes from Cricket in sept.   Phew.    Now its time to go write more.   Lol   

Keeping my fingers crossed for all of you still waiting.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: tracy-vonder-brink on September 21, 2018, 06:24 PM
Congratulations on your acceptance!!
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: Ev on September 22, 2018, 01:58 PM
YAY, Carrie, on your yes from Cricket!!  :hurrah  Hugs on the others.
Title: Re: Submittable - Bug mag's submissions stuck in Received and not In Progress?
Post by: CarrieLee on September 22, 2018, 02:20 PM
Thanks,  Ev and Tracy.  It's the little happinesses that keep me going!