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Hi everyone,

So I submitted a story to Cricket late last September, which means it's now roughly been six months - their listed response window. Is it impolite to follow-up on my status? I only ask because there's another market I have my eyes on, and I know my chances at Cricket are slim (as are most submissions' odds). Also, if I do follow up, should I do so by letter or by phone?

#1 - April 01, 2012, 11:25 PM

Cricket is very slow in their response. I would follow up by letter, not by phone. It took me a year to get a response, but I did get my work accepted. 3 years later it was published. They schedule their issues 18 months out, so there is a long delay in matching the articles they've accepted to the issues. Just so you know.  Good luck!  :clover1:
#2 - April 02, 2012, 06:56 AM
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I just checked in the Response Time board and the last person who posted there submitted in May 2011 and just heard back last week. So you may need to wait a little longer. If you do decide to follow up, I would do it by mail.

Good luck! As Tom Petty said... "the way-ay-ting is the hardest part"

#3 - April 02, 2012, 07:16 PM
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I just realized I've had two poems with them since July 11, nearly one year. Maybe I will status query. Usually my wait with them is 8 months.

#4 - June 26, 2012, 03:37 PM

Cricket took about seven months to respond to the first article I sent them. (They asked me to revise and resubmit, and eventually accepted it.)
#5 - June 27, 2012, 07:37 PM


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