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Thanks for the link.  Sent two stories to Ladybug magazine.  Crossing my fingers. :snail
#31 - April 15, 2013, 08:20 PM

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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!
#32 - April 16, 2013, 08:48 AM

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great news! thanks for sharing this!
#33 - April 16, 2013, 09:14 AM

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 :applause

Thank you So MUCH for sharing this information  =)

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#34 - April 22, 2013, 03:56 PM

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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
#35 - May 24, 2013, 04:16 PM
FAIRIES, Focus Readers, North Star Editions, 2018
GET OUTSIDE IN WINTER, Focus Readers, Jan.  2019
GET OUTSIDE IN SPRING, Focus Readers, Jan.  2019

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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
#36 - May 24, 2013, 04:55 PM
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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 
#37 - May 24, 2013, 05:00 PM
FAIRIES, Focus Readers, North Star Editions, 2018
GET OUTSIDE IN WINTER, Focus Readers, Jan.  2019
GET OUTSIDE IN SPRING, Focus Readers, Jan.  2019

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!
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#38 - May 28, 2013, 07:48 PM

Oooh, I'm In-progress now too! Woot!
#39 - May 28, 2013, 08:18 PM
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My two submissions to Ladybug were declined, but there's still a submission to the Cicada magazine to hope for.     ::-)
#40 - June 12, 2013, 09:44 AM

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:ohno I had no idea! I sent snail mail submissions last month! Are they still reading snail mail subs?
#41 - June 12, 2013, 11:06 AM

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Also, are you all submitting Queries via this system?
#42 - June 12, 2013, 11:09 AM

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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.
#43 - June 12, 2013, 11:29 AM
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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.
#44 - June 12, 2013, 12:03 PM
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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."
#45 - June 12, 2013, 12:40 PM
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Just my take, but I'd resubmit through submittable anything you sent by snail mail.
#46 - June 12, 2013, 12:53 PM
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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.
#47 - June 12, 2013, 01:26 PM
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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. :)
#48 - June 12, 2013, 01:29 PM
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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.
#49 - June 14, 2013, 01:12 PM
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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.
#50 - June 14, 2013, 06:18 PM

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Thanks you for sharing.

But one question as a submitter I would need to join and pay "Submittable" ?
#51 - June 15, 2013, 03:26 AM

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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.
#52 - June 15, 2013, 04:33 AM
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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.
#53 - June 15, 2013, 05:19 AM
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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.
#55 - June 25, 2013, 11:22 AM

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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.
#56 - June 25, 2013, 03:08 PM
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Thank you, CarrieF
#57 - June 26, 2013, 01:30 PM

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So exciting--I'm "in progress" with several things now!
#58 - July 02, 2013, 11:52 AM
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 :goodluck , Jody! I hope you're announcing good news very soon!
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Thanks, Stacy. I could use some good news.  :flowers2
#60 - July 02, 2013, 06:02 PM
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