Today on our website's front page, we published the final list of stories that will be in the anthology. The reading and selection process was long and intense, now to don our editors' hats. Well done to everyone, whether you made the final list or not.
We can happily announce that the Terminal Earth ToC will be finalised and published here and on Facebook on JULY 28th. For all you still waiting, that's the date to remember.
We have been slowly working our way through all the held stories in our bid to come up with our final selection. After this, we will move onto the editing. We are currently looking at trying to get Terminal Earth published by August. Authors still hopeful of inclusion should hear our final decisions at some time in June.
We are now into the home straight on the Terminal Earth anthology. There remain only seven days - submissions will be accepted only until midnight on March 15th (US east coast time) so get your pencils and ideas sharpened, the windows closed, the door locked, the phone turned off and your dog busied with a rubber bone.
We look forward to the final week's subs as much as we did the very first ones. We'll update the blog with the final slush stats next week. Remember we're on facebook and twitter too.
So long and happy writing everyone.
We've both been busy with reading and editing in the last few weeks, but we're still here and open for business! Here are the latest slush stats:
Stories Received: 92 (+47)
Stories Accepted: 5 (+3)
Stories Held: 30 (+17)
Stories Rejected: 52 (+27)
Undecided: 5 (unchanged)
Things are picking up. Here are the latest figures from our slush piles!
Stories Received: 45 (+14)
Stories Accepted: 2 (+1)
Stories Held: 13 (+7)
Stories Rejected: 25 (+4)
Undecided: 5 (+2)
We found another collaborater on the project and the new funds mean we've doubled the payment rates.
The winning story will now pocket $50, up from $25.
The two runners-up will now receive $20 each, up from $10.
All other selected stories will get $5 and a PDF version of the final anthology.
So now you have even more reason to submit a story to us. Get writing!
The stories continue to come in at quite a rate. Here are the latest numbers from the slush pile:
Stories Received: 31 (+10)
Stories Accepted: 1 (+1)
Stories Held: 6 (+1)
Stories Rejected: 21 (+6)
Undecided: 3 (+2)
A week into the new year already! Time for an update from our reading pile.
Stories Received: 21 (+3)
Stories Held: 5 (unchanged)
Stories Rejected: 15 (+6)
Undecided: 1 (-3)
Please keep the submissions coming. You have a little over two months left.
As we say goodbye to 2009, a quick look at the latest slush stats:
Stories Received: 18 (+3)
Stories Held: 5 (unchanged)
Stories Rejected: 9 (unchanged)
Undecided: 4 (+3)
Happy 2010 to all our writers and prospective writers. We hope the new year brings inspiration and fine words!