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SusanB

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Does anyone know what the lead time is for holiday-themed submissions? Is it too late to send Halloween and Christmas stories?
#1 - July 02, 2010, 02:01 PM

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I think most magazines work at least 6 months in advance. But some buy whenever and hold for when they need it.
#2 - July 02, 2010, 02:11 PM

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Each magazine is different. If you can look at Writers Market or Children's Writers Market books, check there for lead times.   :goodluck
#3 - July 02, 2010, 02:52 PM

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Highlights accepts holiday and seasonal material year round.  Others do have a deadline.  Be sure to check the guidelines.
#4 - July 02, 2010, 05:20 PM

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Thanks, everyone!
#5 - July 03, 2010, 07:53 AM

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One more thing, remember there are plenty of other holidays!  I've had a couple of Christmas stories published, but also one for the 4th of July and one for Veterans Day.  Magazines like stories for all kinds of holidays, even Arbor Day, and I think they get fewer submissions for some of those.   :typing
#6 - July 03, 2010, 08:29 AM

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