March 31st is the end of our submission quarter, so we're stepping things up to get through all the back-logged submissions. We finally sent out our acceptance emails, and have our administrative staff settled in. Things look good for the weeks ahead.
Here are the current stats:
We have received 271 submissions so far this quarter.
We have rejected 123 stories, sent 3 back for rewrites, held 6 for voting, and accepted 4 already (which is an outstanding amount! We haven't accepted four stories outright in years!)
We have 9 submissions before the editorial board right now, and 119 left in our inbox. We have not reviewed any submissions received after February 13th. That will change very soon and very quickly as we charge through submissions in the next few weeks.
Rest assured that we will review all submissions received by midnight EST March 31st. You may not hear from us before April 17th, but most likely we will be done reviewing all submissions before April 5th and will vote on all held submissions at that time.
April 17th is the very latest you will hear from us if you submitted a story before April 1st, so if you do not hear from us by then, please query. And remember, we notify each author when we receive their submission. If you do not receive an email within a few days, assume we have not received your submission and resend it.
That's all for now...