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How Long Submissions Take to be Approved

December 6, 2009
By Anonymous

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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on Nov. 19 2012 at 8:58 pm
Taylor_Duncan BRONZE, Santa Clarita, California
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Favorite Quote:
" Feed the Soul, Kill the Ego"--

I am new! I just submitted an article and I was wondering where do you look on the website if your poem is published. 

on Nov. 1 2012 at 9:44 am
ChobaniLuvinPenguin PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
29 articles 0 photos 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well."
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

In my opinion, the wait is worth it because you know that the editors of TI are reading your work, and once it's been accepted, you tend to feel happy. (I don't think anyone is saddened by the fact that their work is online and everyone who wants to can read it). Also, TI doesn't have to allow so much work to be published on their site. They choose to put it up there, and by doing so they're doing you a favor.  Sometimes, the wait can be a bit irrational, but patience is a necessary skill to learn. Still, I can understand the point that you're getting at, though I may disagree.

on Jul. 10 2012 at 10:09 pm
Santiagopeoms PLATINUM, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
Nevermore...- Edgar Allen Poe

Ok first off this website is free its a service dont bite the hand that feeds you. Second they have to go through so much paper work to make sure you didnt copy someones work to make sure you didnt break any laws because if they post it and the real author decides to sue they do not sue you they sue Teen Ink because when you submitting the article you basically gave it to Teen 
Ink That is my thoughs on the Subject

bluhs said...
on Jul. 9 2012 at 5:32 am
bluhs, E, Alabama
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I thought they used that write check program to check for authenticity.

casey261 GOLD said...
on Jul. 8 2012 at 12:55 pm
casey261 GOLD, Hainesport, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

TeenInk.com/hot_topics/letters_to_the_editor/article/439907/The-Approval-Process/

 

Link to my new article, concerning the approval process. And yes, I'm the author of that little paragraph up there


SAMMurray said...
on Jun. 11 2012 at 5:30 pm
SAMMurray, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is a stage"

For me it took 2 months (for 3 pictures), I dont really know why though :(

SAMMurray said...
on Jun. 11 2012 at 5:30 pm
SAMMurray, Brooklyn, New York
0 articles 11 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a stage"

For me it took 2 months (for 3 pictures), I dont really know why though :(

KelliB GOLD said...
on May. 15 2012 at 11:46 am
KelliB GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
15 articles 1 photo 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

It just depends. I've had it take a day to taking 2 weeks plus. TO THE AUTHOR- actually I had something get rejected for "material inappropriate for teenagers". This didnt make sense to me because my article was published in my school's newspaper and online. It was about genetic engineering. I even used the word gender instead of s.e.x. BUt it was a no go. I don't really understand it but I guess it just wasn't what they were looking for.

on May. 9 2012 at 1:03 am
i_am_so_very_large_and_towering SILVER, Mililani, Hawaii
5 articles 1 photo 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?"

the editor's are doing their best to make teenink a better website . . . give them a break

on Feb. 15 2012 at 6:05 pm
Amyelisee BRONZE, Lake Bluff, Illinois
3 articles 8 photos 117 comments
Thank you.

on Feb. 15 2012 at 1:56 pm
maizyiscrazy GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe in miracles. ~Audrey Hepburn

No, these things that you are all talking about are a part of life, we have to accept that. They want to filter plagiarism, graphic images and articles.

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 14 2012 at 8:57 pm
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

I'm new too. I've only submitted a few pieces but they've been accepted in about 2 weeks or so. Hope this helps!

on Feb. 14 2012 at 6:51 pm
maizyiscrazy GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
10 articles 53 photos 261 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe in miracles. ~Audrey Hepburn

Longest is usually artwork: that was taken almost a month for me! Everything is published on the website unless it is explicit or inappropriate.

on Feb. 10 2012 at 1:46 pm
Kaitbryn PLATINUM, Cushing, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

Very soon we must all face the decision between what is easy and what is right. -- Albus Dumbledore

Then find a new site. I use several but I ALWAYS get more feed back from this site that those that are not edited before publishing. It also qualifies everything on this site as having "literary merit"

on Feb. 10 2012 at 1:42 pm
Kaitbryn PLATINUM, Cushing, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

Very soon we must all face the decision between what is easy and what is right. -- Albus Dumbledore

Then why not hire more? I do understand why the wait exists, and that it is not really something to complain about, but I think it would be cool if those of us with VIP marks (or another, yet to be invented mark) could review pieces, without pay of coarse. Or even ask teachers on the advisory board to review them.

on Feb. 6 2012 at 7:03 pm
Amyelisee BRONZE, Lake Bluff, Illinois
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Hey guys, I'm new here. How long does it usually take memoirs to be looked over by the editors? I'm sort of excited to find out what they think and I've been checking every day, but still nothing. What's the longest it’s taken you guys to get something approved or published? Thanks :)

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Jan. 18 2012 at 11:11 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
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It's really ironic that you're complaining about the standard of TI approving articles in such a poorly written article that shouldn't have been approved at all, in my opinion...just saying.

leafy said...
on Jan. 13 2012 at 11:32 am
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Public domain, do you not understand how many submissions the editors get, and how low their staff is? Think about that, and then you'll realize tht they go through everything pretty quickly, and instead you should be thanking them

on Jan. 1 2012 at 3:39 pm
fictitious-quandary GOLD, Orlando, Florida
18 articles 5 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right"
- Henry Ford

I do understand the work they put in but I would love if it only took around two weeks it sucks waiting for over a month to find out if the piece is good enough to get selected for the mag

E.George said...
on Oct. 24 2011 at 10:46 pm
E.George, Phoenix, Arizona
0 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you want something done right, do it yourself".

 Don't worry about your article. Ask yourself "What is the meaning of life?" It should take you a lifetime to answer so you won't have to worry about your article!