I'm wondering if there's a standard wait-time before you can pitch your ideas to other publications. Is it 6-weeks or less? Any thoughts. I've pitched some articles but haven't heard anything yet -- it hasn't been 6-weeks. Do you call? Oh wait, some of the publications said "no phone calls." Help!
How long do you wait to hear from an editor?(3 posts) (3 voices)
The usual wait time is about 6-weeks. I wouldn't call before that time. However, after 6-weeks has passed, you may want to pick up the phone or email the editor. It's worth a try. Remember that editors constantly receive pitches...Good luck!
I agree with Rebecca that 6 weeks is adequate time to wait, but another option is the 2-contact rule......I would send a second (follow up) contact after the initial pitch, generally 4 to 6 weeks after if you've received no response - then 3 weeks after your follow up (the second contact) feel free to pitch elsewhere if you've still heard nothing back.
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