Things are going slowly this month at FMM. Both the Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor have been taking part in a special focus group this month, leaving the rest of the staff to manage as best they can. Our new Administrative Manager went MIA, so we hired a new one, and training takes time. All of these are are excuses, but we do hope you'll forgive us our slow turn-around times this month.
Here are the current stats:
We have received 194 submissions so far this quarter.
We have rejected 107, sent 3 back for rewrites, held 4 for voting, and accepted 3 (though we still haven't contacted those authors yet*).
We have 10 submissions before the editorial board right now, and 67 left in our inbox. We have not reviewed any submissions received after February 7th.
Thank you for your patience!
*Why does it take so long to send out an acceptance letter? Before I send out an acceptance letter, I read through each story carefully for any typos. Our acceptance letters include a list of any edits we would make to the story, so the author knows exactly what we would change (with permission, of course!). Mark, Lydia, and Adam, I will try to get your acceptance letters mailed next week.