There is usually a flood of new submissions towards the beginning of each month as the new topic suggestions are posted. Unfortunately, editors can currently only hold 3 articles at one time for editing (hoping to get this increased soon) and most authors do not seem to be immediately responsive to requested changes. I've had some that the author still has not responded after several weeks.
Some of the most common reasons articles are sent back:
1. All images used require a source, whether it's a website, link, or a name/screen name if it is your own. SexIs requires this for liability reasons and articles will no longer be published without this information.
2. Articles should be at least 500 words in length except for SexIs Subjective, News Feed, and Define This (link
), which should be at least 300 words in length. Large quotes do not count towards the word count.
3. Submissions should be thought provoking, generate discussion, provide a lessons learned, etc. Stories (even if autobiographical) and erotica are not acceptable.
I would say 90% of submissions I edit are returned or rejected because of one of the above reasons.
Lastly, an editor does not receive notifications of messages left on a submission in the notes section once the article is released back into the Task Market. You will know if it was released if you can no longer edit your own submission. In this case, send any comments to the editor via a private message. Alternatively, you can email Rayne.
Hope this helps!