How Long Submissions Take to be Approved

December 6, 2009
By , Hainesport, NJ
It seems that when you submit something, it takes weeks, perhaps even months for it to be approved. Everything is always published on the website, is it not? Has anyone ever received a letter saying your article was not approved and will never will be? I don't think so. Why not just post everything up right away so we no longer have to wait and wait to see our work up online.

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EllieGrace said...
Apr. 13, 2011 at 9:39 pm
That may be, but you have to understand that they get hundreds of articles every day. Which they then must consider for the magazine and more importantly, check for authenticity. Just be patient <3
Aduke9 replied...
Jul. 9, 2012 at 5:32 am
I thought they used that write check program to check for authenticity.
3moh3art11639 said...
Apr. 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm
RIGHT! i know it takes forever
TheJust This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 9:35 am
Something I've also noticed is it matters when you submit them. If you submit them right after the newest issue is announced, it will take longer because they aren't working on the next issue right yet.
ambermoore said...
Apr. 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Uhh yeah! Mines taken over a month now & still hasnt got put up!
PerfectlyMe said...
Mar. 27, 2011 at 7:07 am
Darn! Well, I'm kind of new here and haven't even subscribed to the magazine yet...but I didn't think It would take that long. Great...
TheJust This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 8:58 am
Honestly, it really doesn't. It mainly depends on the section you submit to and how much you submit. And even when it does take longer than usual, are you really gonna let that stop you from possibly getting published? :/
inspiredbytheworld said...
Mar. 18, 2011 at 6:30 pm
I agree with karstarr13. I mean, my work doesn't take too long to be put on the site, maybe 1-2 weeks, but I agree that entries should be carefully looked over to make sure they're not substandard.
adam.c replied...
Mar. 22, 2011 at 2:02 pm
wow..nice to hear it will take only 1-2 weeks to publish on site
2200 replied...
Mar. 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Seriously? It's a's basically a blog. The magazine doesn't take just anything, that's where the real competition happens. 

And I think it's ironic that you're commenting about how Teen Ink needs to be stricter on how well things are written on one of the most poorly written articles on here.

Aspiringauhor replied...
Mar. 23, 2011 at 6:49 pm
Why would you post something if it wasn't your absolute best? You wouldn't want to be embarrassed. And that's what TeenInk assumes. And, to be frank, they are assuming correctly. I don't know anyone who would put a bad piece of writing on the Internet for all to see, even if it is anonymous.
inspiredbytheworld replied...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 1:26 pm
Well, I suppose I agree with Aspiringauthor. I am proud of my work and believe that it is my absolute best. However, if someone thinks that their own piece is their absolute best, then they have only their opinion. To me, it is other's opinions that determine if you're a good writer or not.
Aspiringauhor replied...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 7:19 am
That's exactly what I think. :)
karstarr13 said...
Mar. 16, 2011 at 10:59 am
it took me SO long for my stuff to get on here! it was so aggrivating. And.. i mean, they pretty much take everything, which makes this not competetive at all. I think they should pick and choose what they publish.... but, thats just me LOL
TheJust This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm
They don't publish everything, just post it. There is a big difference. The website is like a blog, the magazine is the real deal.
adam.c replied...
Mar. 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm
dude,how long it take for your work to aceepted by teen link?
Aspiringauhor replied...
Mar. 23, 2011 at 6:51 pm
It took me over a month for all of my articles. And for my novel, surprisingly, it only took a week. It's really kind of odd. But karstarr13, I hear you. It's very aggravating. And to TheJust, posting is obviously what she meant.
TheJust This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 6:41 am

Well, sorry, I take people at what they say.

And for me, it only takes a few days. Everyone acts like it takes months, but that's only very rarely.

Aspiringauhor replied...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 7:17 am
Well, most people would've been able to make that assumption. And as for how long it takes, all of mine have taken at least a month. I think it may be because you've been published in the print magazine before. But other people's submissions do indeed take longer... How would you know how long someone else's submission took to be approved? They could have been lying. (And for the record, I am not.)
TheJust This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

That has nothing to do with it, thank you very much. I'm talking about how long it took even BEFORE I got published. 

And btw you're calling me a liar too, so how's that different? And I never said you were a liar. The majority of the people I've talked to have agreed with me.

And this whole article is scaring potential authors away from pursuing their dreams because it may "take too long".  So, you're going to give up on your dreams because it may take a long time? Th... (more »)

karstarr13 replied...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm
I mean IDK, i think it takes a month or longer because there's SOO many people submitting stuff. If your stuff gets accepted in a short time, then thats awesome lol. But... unfortunitly mine has taken more than month :(
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