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May 19, 2010

I was looking at response times at Duotrope and decided to refresh myself on WotF’s response time.  I was looking there and realized that their average response time for accepted stories was very close to my winning story’s response time.  I looked further down the page and realized that the “Users accepted here also had work accepted by…” section listed only three magazines: Every Day Fiction, Beyond Centauri, and The Rejected Quarterly.  Yes, all those were markets that accepted stories from me.  A little quick division and I verified that I am the only WotF acceptance reported to Duotrope in the last 12 months.  That’s 160 reported submissions.

I wish other winners would report their response times to Duotrope, but I don’t want the acceptance ratio to be skewed.  Right now it’s at 0.63%.  I think it’s really closer to 0.3% or even 0.1%. So maybe it’s good that my report is the only yes this year.

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