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Hello,
I have a submission that I sent to Spider a lonnnnnng time ago (February). The status has not changed in Submittable, though I have received rejections for other Cricket Media submissions. Does anyone have a contact there so I can check in on it?

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#1 - July 05, 2020, 05:49 PM

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Hi Jessica, FWIW,  I just wanted to let you know that I’ve waited 12-13 months on a sub to the cricket mags...just so you know yours may be under consideration (or they might not have gotten to it yet). Fingers crossed for you!
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Jessica,
 Do you mean you submitted your piece in February of 2019?  That would indeed be a long time.  However, if you mean only February 2020, then that's nothing for a response from Cricket Media.  Was the submission for one of their posted themes?  If so, you should likely expect a reply sooner than for a general submission.  My experience with Cricket Media magazines is that the only thing meaningful regarding one's Submittable status is Received, Rejected, or Accepted.  That is, things don't always get moved to In-Progress with them.  Sit tight.  If your piece hasn't been rejected, you can be certain that it's still in the running.
#3 - July 05, 2020, 07:43 PM

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Agreeing with the others: a 6-month wait is around the minimum I've seen on my subs. I looked back at one of my longer waits, and it was only 10 months, not the 12-13 that Jayca waited!

Based on how many submissions they receive, especially as other magazines have folded across the years, I think they are intentionally very guarded about their contact information.  Hopefully they'll get back to you with good news.
#4 - July 06, 2020, 09:57 AM

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I have a submission for Spider from last October that I still haven't heard back about (it's been "in-progress" for awhile), and I'm not at all worried about it.  Be patient!
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Hi, Jessica!

I noticed with my last few responses from Ladybug that the turnaround time was getting longer and longer. I think they're just a little behind.

As for the status changes, there doesn't seem to me to be any rhyme or reason behind them. I've had submissions never change from "received," and other times I've had submissions go right to "in-progess" the moment I send them.

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