Closing for Submissions

Heads up! We will be closing for submissions on January 15.

Though our reading period runs through May, the response to our reopening has been overwhelmingly greater than anticipated. We’re nearing 600 unread submissions, and we’ve already gone through hundreds. As such, we’re going to close the door on submissions early so we can work through all that we have in the queue. Once we clear it all out, if we still need stories for our next issue, we will reopen.

Cover art by Mikio Murakami.

So if you have something to send us, send it soon!

Thanks for understanding.

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3 Responses to Closing for Submissions

  1. Karen Heuler says:

    I sent in a story on Jan. 15 and Submittable shows it as Received. Should I assume that this just means there is still a backlog?

  2. Hi, Karen.

    Yes, we are still behind, but we’re getting close to the end. Our goal, which I am confident we will reach, is to have all submissions read and responded to by the end of the month. So expect to hear from us soon.

    We are very sorry for the delay. =(


  3. Karen Heuler says:

    Can you update when you think you will respond?

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