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#121 - February 23, 2016, 02:48 PM

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I submitted a story to HIGHLIGHTS by snail mail and received the rejection by snail mail. I will use Submittable from now on, but I think it's interesting that their submission guidelines still give just a regular address and say nothing about email.
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#122 - February 25, 2016, 12:32 PM

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Thank you, Cali! :)
#123 - February 29, 2016, 06:51 AM
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Awesome! THe website still doesn't say anything about submittable, so thank you for sharing!
#124 - March 17, 2016, 07:25 AM

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Not knowing about their switch to Submittable when I headed to their site today, I found this atop their "Current Needs" page:

Current Needs
Authors may send their work directly to the editors whose current needs are listed below. Manuscripts should be sent to (Editor's Name), Highlights, 803 Church Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.

Hmm. Do you think this means pieces intended to meet a particular need should be sent directly to that editor and general submissions go through Submittable?


#125 - April 07, 2016, 10:49 AM

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I believe you are looking at dated guidelines - https://www2.highlights.com/current-needs
The word count listed for science articles is 800 words. Submittable, guidelines request 750 words for science. Since Submittable is relatively new, I'm thinking those guidelines are the most current. I'd submit via the website.  :tornado
#126 - April 07, 2016, 12:22 PM

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I'd still send manuscripts through Submittable. I don't think that current needs list is very current. :) Debra Hess left Highlights last fall.
#127 - April 07, 2016, 12:25 PM
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Sara, thanks for posting. I had no idea Debra left. So much for making connections. Sigh.
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#128 - April 07, 2016, 12:37 PM

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Aha! Will do. Thanks so much, Linda and Sara!!!

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#129 - April 07, 2016, 02:43 PM

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Has anyone received a rejection via email?  I submitted with the online submittables option, and received a rejection after almost 8 weeks.  I'm trying to figure out if they send out the same rejection letter to everyone or are their rejection letters different if they actually considered your story?

Thanks!!!
#130 - April 26, 2016, 11:59 AM

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I have received a rejection via email, too.
#131 - July 23, 2016, 09:54 PM
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I have occasionally received a handwritten comment or a form where they check off boxes giving a reason(s) for their rejection. (That may be because I have submitted so many rejectable stories that they feel we're acquainted.:) )
But, michal-babay, rest assured that the Highlights people do read and consider every submission.
#132 - July 24, 2016, 06:23 PM
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