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I submitted a work to "Highlights" about 3 1/2 months back.  When should I send a follow up?  Is four months fine?  Also, should I do so via e-mail or snail mail?

#1 - September 22, 2013, 12:03 PM

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I've sold quite a few pieces to them and they usually take around four months to respond. I think I've waited as long as six months to hear back.  If you send a non-fiction piece I understand it can take even longer.  I'd hold tight until at least the five month mark, then if you still haven't heard anything perhaps follow up by mail.
#2 - September 22, 2013, 03:22 PM
Rebecca Langston-George
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Thank you!  The piece I am waiting on is poetry.  :-)
#3 - September 23, 2013, 06:15 AM

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The ones where you waited about 5-6 months, did you end up selling those, getting rejected, or a mix of both?
#4 - September 24, 2013, 07:38 AM

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A mix of both.  I wouldn't read too much into the time. While you're waiting try subbing something else to another magazine and nibble on chocolate. 
#5 - September 29, 2013, 06:21 PM
Rebecca Langston-George
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