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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Littlecupcakedancer said...
Jan. 24, 2011 at 7:18 pm
I agree!!!!!!!!
lyssa28 replied...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm
they dont ever fix grammar errors & stuff, they just post them after making u wait an agonizing amount of time
thisisme replied...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm
yup, and that comment is all the proof needed to back your did you ever get through English??
Authorgal98 replied...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I don't want to fight, I hate drama, but could you be a little bit nicer? Comments aren't as formal e.i, you didn't capitalize anything. See, we don't try as hard. ^.^

(Sorry, I know you were probably joking but it doesn't read that way first time you see it).

lyssa28 replied...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm
i was purposely being sloppy, and im in accelerated english (and i have been since elementary) and my essays have been reccomended for writing contests. xD
Authorgal98 replied...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 8:16 pm
Congrats! Bet you desevre all that. :)
lyssa28 replied...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 8:24 pm
thx :D I didnt realize how snotty i sounded until after i submitted it
Authorgal98 replied...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 8:27 pm
No, you didn't. We're all writers on here, so most of us know how great that is and feel happy. :) Wow, I sound realllly stupid....
lyssa28 replied...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm
nah, ur really down to earth, supportive, and positive
Authorgal98 replied...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm
Aw, thanks! That means a lot. Hey, cna I check out your work?
lyssa28 replied...
Mar. 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm
yeah of course :D
SparrowFeather replied...
Mar. 6, 2011 at 9:46 pm
I love akward friendships.
Authorgal98 replied...
Mar. 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm
Hahaha ^.^
mikey2.0 replied...
Mar. 9, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Then if you're in "Accelerated English" then shouldn't you not have trouble with your spelling? Really people, I'm sorry if I sound rude, but if you all are so great at English and spelling and what-not, shouldn't it be your responsibility to make sure your stories are written properly? Especially when Word document and Open Office Writer all have word check and will tell you if your sentences are not correct.

No one has an excuse and no one should blame Teen Ink for something tha... (more »)

Authorgal98 replied...
Mar. 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm
Sorry, I didn't mean to call you rude. Just a little... frank? Sorry!!!
Aspiringauhor replied...
Mar. 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm

To mikey2.0: 

Does it really matter that much that you have to write a multi-paragraph reply about it? The whole thing was said and done. Personally, I think it was a lot better than if shehadwrittenitalllikethis.

mikey2.0 replied...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 9:32 am

Actually it is. No one takes responsibility for their work anymore. They act like because they don't take the time to double check their work and then they're embarressed by it, that it's Teen Ink's fault. It's not.

Take pride in your own work and take the time to make it your best. Don't blame others when you don't care enough to write your own work correctly.

NinaQ said...
Jan. 22, 2011 at 2:21 am
I want to post A LOT of my opinion in the opinions page but it wont let me... It says SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO TEEN LINK OR CONTACT US :D it wont let me submit work it just goes to a page asking me to contact them or sign up >.>
Dark_Angel25 replied...
Feb. 2, 2011 at 3:28 am
ur ryt!!!!
Dreamer37 replied...
Feb. 6, 2011 at 8:06 pm
if you look at the top right corner of your screen, where it says logged in as ___, below that there's a button for 'submit my work.' you have to go there, the otehr place doesn't understand you're logged in. hope that helps!
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