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Submission sent to Asimov's was rejected. What are the odds that it was looked at by editor at Analog since they virtually have the same mailing address. Do Sheila and Stanley every collaborate on things to cut down on consideration time or do they share first readers?

I only ask because September's end is so far away and I'd hate to trundle "Romeo, Unbound" off to WotF without trying another market first. If I missed the 9/30 deadline, there's always a new quarter.

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squirrel_monkey
Jul. 24th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
They don't share first readers, and they don't commingle slush piles. There is almost NO chance that Analog editor saw anything from Asimov's pile, and vice versa.
stevenagy
Jul. 24th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :-)
jimvanpelt
Jul. 24th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
My understanding is that Stan does not use a reader (last I heard), but that Sheila does. I've had stories that were rejected at Analog accepted at Asimov's, and the other way around, but I always had to resubmit them.
stevenagy
Jul. 24th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

First readers don't really bother me. Gatekeepers are chosen by the someone in charge, so they've got to have similar tastes. My reject from Asimov's was a form letter, but signed by Sheila. Not going to even try to interpret what that does or doesn't mean since it doesn't matter one way or the other unless they both used one and the same person.
mabfan
Jul. 25th, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
If you submitted the story to Asimov's, it wasn't seen by Stan Schmidt. They don't share slush piles, and it makes sense to try the story at the other magazine.
stevenagy
Jul. 25th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Sub is in the mail as I write this. Can't sell if I don't sub. :-)
shunn
Jul. 25th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
There is no chance that Stan also read your submission.
stevenagy
Jul. 25th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
Heh. :-)

He's going to get a chance now. At the very least, sending out submissions I reach at least one reader at a time.
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