I don’t know why I submitted to A&A. I knew it was bad as soon as I did it. So far, they have lost 3 out of 5 of my submissions. They are an upper tier (not pro, though) market and I want to break into the pro/semi-pro section of Ralan’s. The following appeared in Speculations:
We have discovered that we have no submissions from 8/15 through 8/21/06. This was no doubt due to our spam attack, which is now over.
Please understand that the January 2007 edition of A&A is now filled, so it might be wise to wait for the November reading period anyhow, _but_ if you wish send us a story that bounced during between the above dates we will certainly take a look at it.
Decisions on stories that were held for second opinions will be sent in the next week or so. Thank you for your patience.
Wendy S. Delmater, Managing Editor
ABYSS & APEX
Over a month wasted. Never again!!!!!!!!!!!
Now I have to search Ralan’s for an editor looking for weird stories – not clearly SF, Horror, S&S, or Fantasy. I’d send it to Aoife’s, but I don’t want to wait 6 months for an answer.