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Submissions tracker

Post by Mic » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:56 pm

For those of you who can't keep track, there's this (but it costs a bit a month)

https://duotrope.com/index.aspx?bp=subtracker

I keep my submissions in a little red cash (ha ha!) book, although I have made embarrassing mistakes (e.g. Michael McKminn sp?) at Rialto said he was sure he'd already seen one or two of my last submission before. When I checked my notes, he was right and I had resubmitted a couple. (I kind of liked that he recognised them!)

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PS - sorry not to have been around much lately. Will be getting back into it here soon I hope.
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Re: Submissions tracker

Post by Ros » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:37 pm

I just use a spreadsheet. Remarkably easy to get it wrong and send something to two places at once, though.

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Re: Submissions tracker

Post by Nash » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:50 pm

I keep all my poems as word documents.

Each poem has it's own folder containing every draft in numerical order of revision.

All poem folders start in the Work in Progress folder in date order.

Once I'm happy with the poem its folder gets moved to the Completed folder in alphabetical order.

Once submitted to a magazine it gets moved to the Under Review folder (into a sub-folder of the name of the magazine) and a note added to the bottom of the poem document of the date and place submitted.

If rejected it goes back to the Completed folder with a note added of the date rejected and name of place that rejected it.

If accepted it gets moved to the Published folder with a note added of the date accepted, issue number and name of place that accepted it.

Anally retentive, moi?

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Re: Submissions tracker

Post by David » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:13 pm

Massively disappointed by the Teutonic efficiency of your system, John. I assumed that, if you did anything at all, you simply wrote the names of your poems on fallen leaves and let the wind do your filing.

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Re: Submissions tracker

Post by brianedwards » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:27 pm

David wrote:Massively disappointed by the Teutonic efficiency of your system, John. I assumed that, if you did anything at all, you simply wrote the names of your poems on fallen leaves and let the wind do your filing.
This.

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Re: Submissions tracker

Post by Nash » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:53 pm

David wrote:Massively disappointed by the Teutonic efficiency of your system, John. I assumed that, if you did anything at all, you simply wrote the names of your poems on fallen leaves and let the wind do your filing.
Hah! That would have been me once, David. But, when you've been running a business alongside Mrs Nash for this long a bit of ruthless efficiency is bound to rub off, she'd give Torquemada a run for his money.

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Re: Submissions tracker

Post by Mic » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:00 pm

David wrote:Massively disappointed by the Teutonic efficiency of your system, John. I assumed that, if you did anything at all, you simply wrote the names of your poems on fallen leaves and let the wind do your filing.
Hahahahahaha!

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Re: Submissions tracker

Post by Antcliff » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:43 pm

you simply wrote the names of your poems on fallen leaves and let the wind do your filing
ha! This is rather close to the truth in my case.

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