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Carol answered a question on the blog and said she still is hoping to respond to all submissions by the end of the month. Eep! That’s tomorrow!

:crossedfingers for all the BBer’s!!
#31 - July 30, 2018, 05:07 AM
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There's a new comment on the blog. Carol says, It’s still my goal to respond by the end of the month!
So we'll be hearing soon.
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Cross posted with Rebecca. Looks like many of us are waiting!:)
#33 - July 30, 2018, 05:11 AM
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Ah, delicious hope....

Anyone else feel like you're lying awake in bed on Christmas Eve?

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#34 - July 30, 2018, 05:21 AM

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Thanks for the update about the blog. I was kind of hoping someone would be brave enough to ask Carol, but I didn't want to do it myself! :D

And yes, the hope is driving me CRAZY.

Good luck, everyone! I hope some of us get contracts!

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You guys, I've been gone for a few days...and so looking forward to tomorrow!!! Crossing everything for us.
#36 - July 30, 2018, 04:29 PM
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There's an update on the blog. New deadline: August 15! Guess I can stop compulsively checking my email for awhile!

UPDATE AUGUST 1, 2018: The submissions window for this open call is now closed. Thank you to all those who submitted manuscripts. Responses have been sent to all submissions dated April 11, 2018 or earlier. Responses to manuscripts sent after that date will be sent by August 15, 2018. Thank you for your patience!
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Thanks for checking and letting us know! I'm not exactly shocked but it's good to know for sure. :) I guess none of us submitted before April 11? (I sent mine April 17.)
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Thanks so much for the update, Teresa!! It was kind of Carol Hinz to make that clarification. (Makes me want to work with her all the more...)

Those of us who found out about the open-call here on the Blueboard are in the August 15 batch, because Vijaya started this topic April 12. (Interesting! Makes me think the cut-off date is explained by an influx of subs Millbrook received after the post.)

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Thanks for the update Teresa. I should think there are some gems from the BB pile. Alrighty then, Aug. 15 it is.
#40 - August 01, 2018, 11:03 AM
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Anyone?!

Perhaps you've heard but cannot say because your contract isn't signed.....   :stars3 :stars3 :stars3

I've not yet received any response.

Hope springs eternal!!   :star2 :star2 :star2

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Nope, Carrots, not a peep. I think poor Ms. Hinz must be running behind still. I submitted on April 30th, so mine is probably near the bottom of the pile.

I wonder if the people who were rejected are going to get a mass Blind Carbon Copy email or something, and that's why I haven't heard: because all the rejectees will hear at once when she's done.

Also, in full disclosure, the reason I stopped by the Blueboard this fine morning was to ask this exact question! Thanks for asking it for me! Still wishing for good luck for Blueboarders.
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Well, I got my no today. :( It looks like it was sent at 12:30 this morning!

I submitted on April 17, so if she's still going in the order they arrived and she stopped at the 15th before, I would have been pretty early in the pile. IDK if she's going straight through, or maybe saving the acceptances for last.

So for the rest of you, no news is good news!  :goodluck
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Well, I got my no today. :( It looks like it was sent at 12:30 this morning!

The same here.

I think no news is probably good news. :hanginthere
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Just received my rejection - sent 3:14 p.m.

That leaves a few of us still hanging on!!

Go, team Blueboard!!  :cheerleader
#45 - August 16, 2018, 12:30 PM

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I haven't heard back yet, but I'm guessing that that's because I submitted so late. At this point, I think it's probably going to be a "no."

Good luck to anyone else who's still in the running, though!
#46 - August 16, 2018, 12:49 PM

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Just checked with my agent and she reports nothing yet but  we actually submitted in the very last day so I’m sure we will be near the end to hear.

Crossed fingers for all that are still waiting.
#47 - August 16, 2018, 12:54 PM
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Just heard from Millbrook today. They rejected the PB story I sent them, but asked to see a MG ms that they had purchased many, many years ago and never published. I had waited five years for that manuscript to be published only to be told mere weeks before it went to print that Lerner had just bought Millbrook and was cancelling publication of the manuscript. When I sent in the PB during this "open call," I mentioned in my cover letter that this other MG non fiction manuscript was still available. The editor asked to see it! :explode :yay

I'll let everyone know if anything comes of it.... :crossedfingers X six million!
#48 - August 16, 2018, 02:42 PM
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When I sent in the PB during this "open call," I mentioned in my cover letter that this other MG non fiction manuscript was still available. The editor asked to see it! :explode :yay

I'll let everyone know if anything comes of it.... :crossedfingers X six million!

Oh, Verla, what a silver lining!!! Add my    :crossedfingers   X six million to yours!!!

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That's awesome, Verla, good luck!
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Verla, that's really cool that they want to see that MG MS! Hoping for the best for you!
#51 - August 16, 2018, 04:14 PM

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Verla!! This is AWESOME news!!!!

Adding another  :crossedfingers to your six million.

#52 - August 16, 2018, 07:02 PM
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YAY Verla!!! All my digits are crossed for you!
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Verla, it sounds very promising! Crossing everything for you!!!
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I'm crossing my fingers for you too, Verla.
And for me...I just got an R&R!
#55 - August 16, 2018, 10:15 PM
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Yay for your R&R, JulieM!

The blog now says that the deadline for the MSS submitted after April 23 is the end of August. So I'm still going to be waiting for awhile, since I submitted April 30th.

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Yay! Julie!!! Crossing all digits for you!
#57 - August 17, 2018, 12:13 AM
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That's awesome, Julie!!

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Woo-hoo Julie!!!
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Best of luck to Verla and Julie!  :goodluck
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