An Alphabet of Embers: Slush Update
I have been posting slush updates on twitter (@roselemberg), and now I am posting an official update here.
During the submission period, I received 884 stories as of last count. That’s a LOT of stories, and many of them were strong. I am a rereader, so each story that was a possibility received an additional reread.
To date, I have responded to the total of 526 submissions with either a rejection, an acceptance, or a hold notice. If you submitted on or before September 1, and have not heard back from me, please query immediately.
I planned to respond to all submissions in October, but due to the sheer volume of submissions, I am running a bit behind. I am now planning to respond to all submissions before November 15.
Thank you very much to everyone who supported the anthology, and sent a story. It’s going to be fabulous!