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First time I've seen them request for their bug magazines, on their submission page. Have I just missed this before?
#1 - August 26, 2015, 05:23 PM

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Hi Cindy, Where are you seeing this? I just went to cricketmedia.com and it looks the same to me (at least it looks like the same info as what I've seen in Submittable).

I did read that they are revamping their websites. There was a separate website for Spider which is no longer accessible - it redirects to Cricket Media. I think the same is true for some of the other bug mags.
#2 - August 26, 2015, 05:37 PM
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#3 - August 26, 2015, 06:44 PM
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Oh! That IS interesting! They must've updated their needs recently. I checked Submittable last week and don't remember seeing the call for submissions or even their frequent needs. Thank you for sharing this!
#4 - August 26, 2015, 06:58 PM
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Thanks for sharing, Cindyb. Very cool!
#5 - August 27, 2015, 05:03 AM
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Thanks for sharing.  At a writer's group, one person gave us a prompt.  We wrote for fifteen minutes, and now I think I have a story for the Flash Fiction submission at Cicada.
#6 - September 13, 2015, 04:11 PM

Thanks for posting!!
#7 - September 13, 2015, 05:21 PM
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#8 - September 15, 2015, 09:57 AM

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Very interesting!  :goldstar Thanks for sharing, Cindyb!! :running
#9 - September 15, 2015, 12:44 PM

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This is interesting.  Thanks for letting us know.
#10 - September 16, 2015, 02:59 AM
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Anyone else having trouble getting into submittable today? I keep getting "Page Not Found". Ugh. Trying to sub to Spider.
#11 - October 02, 2015, 08:16 AM
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I had that yesterday, Diana. I just went to a different web page of theirs with a different submittable link, and it worked. Try this:  https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit
#12 - October 02, 2015, 09:29 AM
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Thanks, Jody! It just worked off the Cricket mag page.

I sent them an email so maybe the Spider link will get fixed.

Good luck with your sub!
#13 - October 02, 2015, 09:32 AM
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#14 - October 02, 2015, 09:34 AM
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Ah, they just emailed me back that the issue has been fixed. Wow, that was fast!
#15 - October 02, 2015, 09:34 AM
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What do you do when you forget to add you contact information to a manuscript.  I just realized that I sent a story to CICADA, for the flash fiction, and didn't include anything but my name.   How do I add my address and e-mail to this submission.  It is in the IN-progress stage with CICADA  - the story is THE CHOCOLATE BALL.  What's the best thing to do in this situation? 
#16 - October 18, 2015, 01:01 PM

Well, if you subbed through submittable, then the info will still be available in your Submittable Profile.

Also, there's an "edit" button next to each sub. Maybe you can still do a quick edit?
#17 - October 18, 2015, 02:33 PM
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Thanks for responding to my concern DianaM.
#18 - October 20, 2015, 06:23 PM

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Cricket media has a new "active call for submissions"!
#19 - November 17, 2015, 07:50 AM

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Yay, Cindyb!

Here's the link: https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit
#20 - November 17, 2015, 09:32 AM
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Thank for this!
#21 - November 17, 2015, 10:34 AM
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Thanks so much!!
#22 - November 19, 2015, 05:39 AM
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Does anyone know if Cricket Media allow multiple submissions when they put out a call for submissions? Like, for the current call, is it okay to submit multiple poems (on different subjects)? I have looks at the guidelines and I don't see anything saying only one submission allowed per writer.
#23 - December 17, 2015, 08:32 AM
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Submit as many good things as you've got, Stephanie. :) (as separate submissions) Good luck!
#24 - December 17, 2015, 09:06 AM
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I don't know for sure, but my guess is that it's fine. I've sent them multiple subs for non-calls and it was never a problem.
#25 - December 17, 2015, 09:07 AM
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Thank you, JodyJS and DianaM! I'm on it!
#26 - December 17, 2015, 09:07 AM
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Two new requests up on the website for Cicada and Ladybug.  Has anyone had any luck with past requests?
#27 - January 31, 2016, 05:34 PM

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Thanks for the update, Cindy! You're thoughtful to keep us in the loop.  :thankyou
#28 - January 31, 2016, 06:12 PM

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Thanks, Cindy! I haven't responded to a call for submissions yet, but I did hear last week that Spider is still considering my fiction revision from early June (original sub early Feb.) for a specific 2016 issue. Between this and the call for submissions, I wonder if the Cricket magazines are moving more toward purchasing for specific issues rather than general acceptances as in the past?
#29 - February 03, 2016, 07:34 AM
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