New personal record!
Not a record I’m thrilled with, by definition, but something I discovered while updating my submission tracking spreadsheet. (I make sheets sorted chronologically, by title, by market, and by wait time…most of it copy and paste).
Anyway, I discovered that this WotF finalist is actually the longest I’ve ever waited for a short story response. I waited almost a year to hear back on a novel…but that’s a way different issue. It’s not like I’ve heard nothing over these 130 days, but I still don’t know if it sold and I can’t get it back out on the market until I hear. Still, definitely worth the wait.
Just imagine if I’d sent it at the beginning of the quarter!
I still prefer long waits on possible sales to quick rejections.