Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Is it week days or business days?
I always wonder when they say they'll notify you of acceptance within 3-8 weeks if that means I should count all the week days (Monday thru Sunday) or if they mean business days (Monday thru Friday).
And when they say 3-8 weeks they always mean 8 (Eight!) weeks before you hear back.
So if I'm going by week days, that means I should hear from them by Friday. But if they are using business days where five days only really means five out of seven days then it might be another week and a half before I actually know if they've accepted my short story!
Oh well - what I should really be doing is working on my next submission and just put this fretting completely out of my head!
Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, began writing at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, fold origami, send ping pong balls into space, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee's to write both romance and erotica with a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.