We usually take about two to six weeks to review a query and to respond to the author, with two exceptions.
First, we accept anthology submissions year-round, but we do not notify about acceptance or rejection until late June or early July of each year.
Second, queries intended for the literary journal are accepted continuously, but acceptance/rejection notifications usually only follow after a given issue’s due date. For volumes 4 and 5, the cut-off dates are 6/30 and 12/31, so you should expect notification no later than 30 days after those dates.
Caffeinated Press suspends most editorial activity in the month of November so that our team can focus on our own writing, either for fun or as part of National Novel Writing Month. Queries submitted in late October or anytime in November will experience longer turnaround times.