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Someone comes to editorship, someone leaves editorship

by Jed Hartman

09 July 2012

This week, Niall's editorial announces some changes in the SH fiction department: Welcome to new fiction editor An Owomoyela! Congratulations to Brit Mandelo on becoming our new Senior Fiction Editor! After twelve years as a fiction editor here, I'm stepping...

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Response status: Done with May submissions

by Jed Hartman

03 July 2012

As of today (3 July 2012), we've responded to all stories submitted to us before 16 June 2012. So the oldest story we're still considering was submitted 17 days ago. If you submitted a story to us before that date...

Stats: June 2012 submission count

by Jed Hartman

03 July 2012

In June 2012, we received 602 valid submissions, an average of about 20 submissions a day. It was the fifth-highest-volume month ever. Three of the weeks of June were among our top 25 highest-volume weeks ever. We can't directly compare...

Twelve years of submissions

by Jed Hartman

02 July 2012

On June 27, 2000, we received our very first submission. It's been just over twelve years now. We've received just over 39,000 valid submissions during that period. I have nothing profound to say about this; just thought it was an...

Stats: May 2011 through May 2012 submission counts

by Jed Hartman

07 June 2012

Looks like the last time I posted a monthly submission count was a year ago. Oops. Sorry to have dropped that. I suppose it's worth catching up, just for completeness. So this post covers submission counts for the past year....

General updates

by Jed Hartman

07 June 2012

It's been an eventful couple of months; I'm sorry I haven't been posting here. Some notes: We have two new fiction editors! Brit Mandelo joined us in March, and Julia Rios in April. I'm delighted to have them as co-editors....

Please don't send us revisions of stories we've rejected before

by Jed Hartman

06 April 2012

We've recently seen a bunch of revisions of old stories. The new stories have the same title as the old ones (or similar), and are usually the same wordcount. They almost never say in the cover letter that they're revisions....

When asked to wait before submitting again, please do

by Jed Hartman

05 March 2012

In the past twelve hours, we've seen four authors submit stories too soon after the last rejection. (There've also been a couple of others in the past few days.) I know that this is a new rule/policy. But we do...

Another status update

by Jed Hartman

28 February 2012

The submission window has been open significantly longer lately: I think it's been 8 to 12 hours for each of the last four or five days. So I'm now fairly confident that on any given day, there's a reasonable time...

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Submission window update

by Jed Hartman

22 February 2012

As noted in the previous entry: on our first day after reopening, it took eight hours to hit the submission cap; the next two days it was seventeen to eighteen minutes. Fortunately, things have gotten a little better. On day...