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BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby HungryP » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:24 pm

As the window closes, let’s take stock of who’s in, and hopefully track some progress soon.

I made two submissions myself, both with similar themes. I couldn’t leave it at just one, as a draft of the first is already written, and I was in the process of typing the submission for the second during the last window when I was told to hold off in favour of focusing on the story I was working on at the time, which died before it saw the light of day.

Good luck to all!
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Squiggle » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:58 pm

Well good luck. I basically forgot all about it and then banged in a couple of hastily tweaked submissions that I had intended for a previous window but never actually submitted... whether this is a good or a bad idea I do not know!! Either way they are both stories I want to write so if I get lucky then it will be a pleasure!
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:54 pm

Good luck to all entrants. It is a fine thing you have done.
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Xisor » Tue May 01, 2018 11:50 pm

Best of luck, all!

According to some people on FB, rejection letter emails have begun being sent. Not seen mention of any acceptances yet, but it is good to hear that the rejections are timely.

Well, not "good", but it's useful to get back quickly, I understand. Tearing the plaster off quickly and all that.

With luck, we'll see a few acceptances from within the crowds we behold, as well as shining lights on new faces from further afield!
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Squiggle » Wed May 09, 2018 8:18 pm

No rejection for me yet!
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby HungryP » Fri May 11, 2018 2:02 pm

LOL, chin up! There's still plenty of time for rejection. ;) :lol:
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Duke_Leto » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:22 pm

Got my rejection. Shame but at least I tried.
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby HungryP » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:38 pm

Got a rejection. I assume it's for my first submission, but there were no details, just a no thanks. Still plan on doing a revision on the draft I've got written though; that's how we get better!
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Squiggle » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:19 pm

Ah. I await my rejection email then. I was starting to wonder if they had forgotten to send it!!

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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Duke_Leto » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:37 pm

Got a second rejection today (three months after the first). I submitted three stories all within a three day period (one a day). So all I can think is that they get printed out a put in a pile and then when an editor has time they take one off the pile...so completely random when you get a response.

Of course I can dream that they are deliberating and passing them around and that means my third story is still in with a chance LOL
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Squiggle » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:24 pm

Well I've had one of 2 then. But I don't know which one. :D
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby HungryP » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:03 am

Well at least we know for sure that multiple submissions will each be rejected separately. I guess there's still the glimmer of hope. Thanks, Duke! It would have been nice to know which submission was rejected though.

Given what I've heard of Black Library's processes, and those of publishers in general, it is possible that the editors would chip away at the pile, then take what they like to the group for further evaluation. Either way, chin up to those with subs still out, and those who've been rejected. There's always more stories to be told!
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Shaggy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:14 pm

So the rejection notices are still going out? I'm actually quite relieved by that... I've never had a rejection notice before (probably because I've never sent in a submission before! :lol: ) and was quite disappointed that I hadn't got one.
Hopefully it'll turn up at some point... :D
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby HungryP » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:29 am

The second knife has been driven home. I am undone.....arrrgggghhhhhh!!! :lol:

Someone avenge me by getting the thumbs up on a submission. ;)
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Duke_Leto » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:04 pm

Finally got my third and final rejection...oh well I was dreaming there for a moment!

One of the BL editors said on Twitter they have only just finished reading all submission and there were over 3.5k so the odds ain't great. Pretty amazing they even do this. Great way to engage the community (marketing initiative).
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Squiggle » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:20 pm

Thus far I have only had 1 rejection... I'm sure I submitted two submissions.... shall I cling to false hope for just a little longer?! :?
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:34 pm

Yes, because it may not be false. Eejit.
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Squiggle » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:28 pm

Or they might have forgotten to send me another email!
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Chun the Unavoidable » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:18 pm

Pessimist.
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Re: BL Submissions 2018: The Aftermath

Postby Xisor » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:08 pm

The editor responsible (that replaced Llewellyn-Wells after she went over to Bad Robot?) is on Twitter these days - might be worth popping the question directly. I forget their name, but it should be about somewhere!

If something's missed, even just an email unsent in an outbox, they might be able to give a quick answer!
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