I submitted a short story to Alfred Hitchcock Magazine over four month ago and haven’t heard a word from them. It could take up to six month, a year or perhaps more before they get back to me to tell me the story was rejected.
If the story is accepted for publication, I would still have no idea how long before it makes it into the magazine.
No wonder self-publishing has become so popular. 🙂
On the home front – I completed short story number 10 of 13 for my upcoming book. Working on number 11 as I write this.