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07 April 2009 @ 08:20 am
[writing] Yeff learns a lesson (and, does anyone know the thaumatrope response times?)  
Thaumatrope, the twitter-based fiction publisher, has temporarily reopened for submissions. I had a few twit-fic pieces I'd developed over time so I thought "great, I'll send them in."

I assumed I could do multiple submissions. (Why did I assume this? I don't know.) So I submitted one of my stories. The response page then said "Wait until you get a response before submitting another story." Which makes sense, because they don't want to be overwhelmed with stories.

But I didn't submit my strongest story. Or at least, what I thought was my strongest story. So now I'll be waiting until I get a response before submitting again.

Lesson to be learned: Send in your strongest work.

(Of course, you might be totally wrong, because the writer is the worst judge of her/his own work).

And, does anyone know what the Thaumatrope response times are? :-) [Note that they are not listed on duotrope or Critters Black Holes]
marshaldillonmarshaldillon on April 7th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the update. I was hoping they would re-open soon.

In the meantime, you can submit some stories over at the little Swamp's Revenge contest we have going on over at the Escape Artist's forums:

jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on April 7th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
Ah - very cool! I'll make sure to note it and do some submitting!


- yeff
(Anonymous) on April 11th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
Ralan's (http://www.ralan.com/) has their average response time listed as 24 hours. I submitted mine on April 7th and haven't heard back yet and it's April 11th. My guess is that they're fairly swamped from just re-opening to submissions.

- Joe
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on April 13th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. I submitted a week ago. I'm sure they are swamped. Not sure when I should either re-submit or query...