Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Can anyone help?

Can anybody give me a definitive answer on how That's Life (Australia) work. I've had 3 or 4 stories published by them and the way it has happened for me is that I've sent the story in an email and 6 or 7 months or so later I've had one back from them accepting it. I've also had my fair share of rejections from them which have arrived also via email either within days or several weeks/months. However I've read in a few places that these days they "shortlist." How does this work? I have sent them 3 stories since November but haven't heard anything.

8 comments:

gaelikaa said...

If anyone can help you, it would be our Suzanne (Jones). She is a mine of information.

Flowerpot said...

Can you email the editor and ask? Sounds very confusing to me!

Colette McCormick said...

You're probably right gaelikka (I love that name) - I should probably drop Suzanne an email.
I could emial the editor FP but I hate to hassle people especially editors. And you're right - it is very confusing.

Jarmara Falconer said...

I don't know the answer to your question, Colette, but I do have an award for you on my blog.

Have a great weekend

J

Anonymous said...

Aw, am blushing. And your faith in me is undeserved as I haven't ever subbed to them. But have you had look at womagwriter's blog? I'm sure she's got some info posted up about them.

XX

PS from Suzanne who can't sign in because she's at work (although, I have done all my work for today so I'm not really skiving).

Colette McCormick said...

Thanks Jarmara - I'll nip over there shortly and pick it up.
Hello anonymous Suzanne - have you really never subbed to them? You should they would love your stuff.

Karen said...

I think they're going through some changes at the moment, which doesn't help much! Normally they let you know quite quickly if something's been shortlisted and they keep it on file indefinitely, but I haven't heard anything from them for a while :o(

Colette McCormick said...

Oh well I'll keep our fingers crossed for both of us Karen. I've always heard from them eventually be it good or bad.