I haven't been entering many competitions or submitting much recently. Have a few other things on my plate and a lot of the competitions seem a bit expensive.
I keep track of what I've entered and where, so that I don't submit twice to the same place. There's a few things that are in a bit of a black hole at the moment, in that I don't know where I stand. If these places are no-gos I'd quite like to free up the poems if I could. So if anyone has any info...
1) Cathach 2 - looked for submissions in Spring last year. Since then, nothing on the website. Is this still going ahead?
2) Default Magazine down in Cork - Closing date December 2010. "Please allow eight weeks for a response"
3) The Moth magazine - submitted in December. Do you hear if you are unsuccessful or do they only notify successful candidates?
4) WOW awards - Closing date 31st December. Since then, no word on the website. Does it normally take this long?
5) Ellipsis magazine - say they publish twice a year. The same issue has been up for around nine months now and no updates. Submitted last November.