Just yesterday (literally) I logged onto the submissions section of the Web site for A Public Space to find out what was happening with my story. (The guidelines suggest you can expect a response in six weeks, and I sent the story more than six weeks ago.)
All I found out was that the story is still “awaiting review.” But today I received the magazine’s newsletter, which included this helpful information:
Attention writers: In order to catch up on the huge amount of submissions we’ve received, we are not accepting any new submissions until September 5. So please do not submit new work via our online submissions system or regular mail until that date. If you already have submitted work and haven’t yet received a response: we are busy reading, and you will hear from us by the end of August. Your patience is appreciated.
So hold off on your submissions. And keep your fingers crossed for me!