I just sold my African-flavored folktale “Razi and the Sunbird” to Cricket! This is the other rewrite I was waiting on, and it was definitely worth all the twitches!
Oo, dizzy now from all the exuberance. But happy!
Oh, and I got a reject from Space & Time with a scrawled handwritten line of encouragement on it, but it’s a little overshadowed . . .
That’s four sales to the Carus publishing group and my third sale to Cricket!
Hell Yes – You Rock!
Oh, and it’s also good to know that S&T is reading slush. When did you send that piece in? I have a submission that’s hitting the 100 day mark.
The one I got a response on was only after 16 days. I have another one there which is creeping up on the 100-day mark too. Concerned that the older one had gotten lost, I queried on it and got a “wait another month or so and ask again if you haven’t heard from us” reply. So they are reading their slush, but I didn’t actually get a confirmation that they’d received the older story. Sigh.
I got pretty much the same response to my query. Ah well. At least they reply to them!