I'm pretty out of touch with the women's magazine market at the moment, because I'm working on a novel and not writing or submitting anything. But I've heard that some magazines are taking a very long time to respond to submissions - 9 months or more!
What are your experiences - how long is each magazine currently taking to respond? Add comments here to share knowledge, so that others know what to expect.
Usually, if you haven't heard for 6 months you can assume it's a rejection. But if a magazine takes 9 months to respond they could be in trouble - many writers will resubmit a story elsewhere after 6 months.
Dear editors, if you're reading this, we know you're overworked and often overwhelmed with submissions, but if it is possible to let us know realistically how long to wait for a response we'd be most grateful.
By the way, my holiday was amazing, fabulous, incredible - probably the best ever. We had a couple of days in the Amazon jungle, then went to Cusco, walked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, then went overland to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, visited various islands, then went to La Paz, did some more hiking, then went to Lima for the last few days. Just 1800 photos to sort through...
I thoroughly recommend Peru and Bolivia as holiday destinations, and can't speak highly enough of G Adventures. For most of the trip we were on a G Adventures tour. They're brilliant.