Sunday, February 25, 2007


We're coming down to the wire for the opening reading period for the pirate anthology. If you're still working on one, please note that we will accept submissions until March 4th. As it turns out, we're going to be at the AWP Conference from March 1 - 4, so it's impossible for us to finish making our decisions by March 1 anyway. If you've got work on hold, you'll probably hear from us by March 10th at the latest.

The guidelines are in a link to sidebar on the right.

One thing I want to say is that I think we could easily fill two volumes with really high quality material. We're having to make some very, very difficult decisions. It's a good place to be in, but at the same time we're gnashing our teeth at having to let some stories go. But I guess the great news about that is: this anthology is going to kick major ass.



At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Despite getting my rejection letter this weekend, I'm still really looking forward to this anthology.

And I must say, the rejection itself was very positive, something that lessened the blow. I appreciated the quick critique you included, along with a possible publisher for the story. Thanks for that.

At 3:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent! I thought I might have been cutting it close, but I'll have my tale to you on the 28th easy.


At 6:55 AM, Blogger Steve Buchheit said...

For email submissions, should we expect to get a reply on submission (like an automated email reply), or will he just hear when a decision is made (and should be cool about it)?

At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're getting too much stuff to reply to each submission when it comes in. But we've had no complaints of anything going missing.


At 9:28 AM, Blogger Jayme Lynn Blaschke said...

Just for giggles, Jeff, how many total subs have you gotten in? How does it compare with Jetse's workload when Interzone has esub windows open up?

At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oddly enough, given the overall quality of what we've seen, the number of submissions is relatively small. Maybe 500 total. But I'd have to say that 90% of those are from people with at least one "pro" credit, which might have something to do with the high quality level in relation to the tiny number of submissions.

When Ann was doing the Silver Web, she'd get 20 to 30 submissions a day, averaging between 700 and 1,000 submissions a month.

For Leviathan 2, the novellas volume, we read approximately 5,000 submissions.

For comparison purposes.


At 10:52 AM, Blogger Steve Buchheit said...

Thanks, Jeff. For both the info and for the excellent rejection letter. As a writer in that 10% without a "pro" credit yet, those "more personal" rejection letters certainly help keep us going.

At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Steve. Thanks for that. Let me know where you eventually place the story, too!



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