As of this writing, it boasts nearly 60, members, over 8 million posts, and anywhere from 1, to 3, users active at any given time--scroll down to the bottom of AW to see these statistics. Every time I see you tell writers to check out their writing forums, a little part of me dies inside.
In the same period, I have had rejections. I have to admit to being a duotrope addict. Not every resource is suitable to every person.
That this is not the case should tell you something, not just about Absolute Write but about its obsessed detractors.
Maybe you only get that if your acceptance rate is above the average which I doubt mine is. Yes, I simsub.Note how the troll is unable to restrain her ire. I dread that fateful day when the message "Your acceptance ratio is higher than the average. And people who don't listen very well or read other posts very well. I'm considering my options for celebrating rejection number Last week, I received an email from the owner of a website that, among other things, posts lists of resources for writers. Not any more! For starters, that's never been my experience at AW, but it never would be. I think that's a VERY good tool for a writer to have. Yes, I simsub. That's still above average, apparently, but I know I'm on the precipice.
For the record, I haven't sent more than five stories to any other market, and those mags all have editors that have sent me encouraging notes. The website owner wanted to know if there was any truth to these allegations.
Hmm, this looks good, but then again, I haven't submitted much.Well, AW is a private forum, and it is strongly moderated. And then to find out that I'm not even average in the Duotrope universe. Now I'm all paranoid about it disappearing. Hey Spiral Stairs and Soccer Mom. That's cool. Wouldn't AW be on its way to becoming moribund, like the unfortunate WritersNet? I'm considering my options for celebrating rejection number On a side note, I haven't been to their forums in about a year now. Which may illustrate your point. Acceptance ratio: But who is behind the smear campaign? But I also think that AW, like all groups, has its own way of doing things, and that can be No Fun if you don't know what those unspoken rules are or if you fall afoul of them.