Doug Smith updated his Foreign Markets List at the end of last year, so I've been working my way through it to see who I can submit to again. The problem with submitting to foreign markets is that you very rarely get an acknowledgement, though the same applies to lots of English markets, and most of them only reply if it's a yes. This leaves me with the quandary of when to submit again. I don't want to pester them with stories if they've already got a huge backlog, so I tend to leave them for endless months before considering them again.
This past week has been different though: I've received acknowledgements from China, Finland and Italy, one of them quite promising.
The excitement of having a story translated far outweighs any inconvenience!