8 days is well within range.
The illustration section is still in Beta (perpetual beta), and is the bastard child of LIT, so....what with Holiday story contests, and actual holidays...(I suppose Laurel and Manu might observe them)...I'd give it 2 weeks.
I think it took 10 days for a couple of mine., but I have not submitted anything for a long time. I am waiting for the search/sort functions and scoring to get worked out.
There were BRIEFLY thumbnails, which was a nice feature.
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“The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.”
~ Emil Ludwig