Another one by Lyn Lomasi... if you are new to AC then head over to her contributor page (click on her name) and subscribe to her. You'll get a lot of helpful tips!
New to AC? Incomplete, Submitted, Offer, Pending, Removed and Other Status Terminology
You found Associated Content and have just started submitting content. Incomplete, Submitted, Offer, Pending, Removed, and more are submission statuses. Read on to find out what the status of your AC submission means and what to do in each situation.