Baen’s Universe has a nifty submission system where they send confirmation that they got your mansucript, and then a link where you can track its progress. When I submitted my story last week, I got a confirmation email. So far, so good. Then shortly after I submitted my story, the entire site went down for a couple of days, and while the main site is back up, my link to track the progress of the manuscript is still dead.
My question is this: Should I query to see if they have my story? I (obviously) don’t want to annoy the editors, but at the same time I don’t want to wait the recommended four weeks before querying only to find out that they never got the story in the first place. . .