Eratosphere Forums - Metrical Poetry, Free Verse, Fiction, Art, Critique, Discussions Able Muse - a review of poetry, prose and art

Forum Left Top

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Unread 02-12-2019, 01:47 PM
James Brancheau James Brancheau is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: *
Posts: 1,515
Default

We don't completely disagree. My experience is that journals know what they want (at least where I submit), but in any particular issue, there are issues. Maybe it's late (more often than not), or, whatever. I've never been discarded after an acceptance. So maybe I was meek about it in the first place, but I learned not to panic. But, as I mentioned, had I not pressed about a lost response to a particular accepted poem, not sure how that would have worked out.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Unread 02-12-2019, 02:46 PM
Roger Slater Roger Slater is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 14,297
Default

I had a poem that was accepted for Light Quarterly but never appeared before the print journal folded. I think it was just an oversight, though, since they had about six of my poems in the hopper and the rest of them did appear.

In general, though, I've observed that writers have been trained somehow to think it is rude or pushy to communicate with editors, and they seem afraid of angering them somehow if they contact them. In my experience, however, editors are not at all bothered if you are not a nagging and unreasonable crackpot, but you have a reason to contact them and you do so politely.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Unread 02-12-2019, 02:53 PM
Nausheen Eusuf Nausheen Eusuf is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 638
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by James Brancheau View Post
My experience is that journals know what they want (at least where I submit), but in any particular issue, there are issues.
I love that journal issues have their own issues

Mark, I would definitely send a polite inquiry -- it's totally appropriate to do so. Good luck!

Nausheen
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Unread 02-13-2019, 04:51 AM
Catherine Chandler's Avatar
Catherine Chandler Catherine Chandler is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Canada and Uruguay
Posts: 5,692
Blog Entries: 33
Default

Mark, I went and asked Rob.



They are typesetting that issue right now and hope to have it to the printer in a few weeks. So maybe early March, I would think, for shipping.


BTW, Kudos on your poem!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Unread 02-13-2019, 11:12 AM
Mark McDonnell Mark McDonnell is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: England
Posts: 2,603
Default

Oh thank you Catherine, good news!

Nausheen - yes I should have.

Cheers! You're all too nice!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Unread 02-13-2019, 12:13 PM
James Brancheau James Brancheau is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: *
Posts: 1,515
Default

Never mind. Not important. Congratulations again, Mark.

Last edited by James Brancheau; 02-13-2019 at 10:35 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



Forum Right Top
Forum Left Bottom Forum Right Bottom
 
Right Left
Member Login
Forgot password?
Forum LeftForum Right


Forum Statistics:
Forum Members: 7,961
Total Threads: 19,424
Total Posts: 248,696
There are 133 users
currently browsing forums.
Forum LeftForum Right


Forum Sponsor:
Donate & Support Able Muse / Eratosphere
Forum LeftForum Right
Right Right
Right Bottom Left Right Bottom Right

Hosted by ApplauZ Online