Submissions are now CLOSED for "Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations"
Whew! I have just finished logging in all submissions and confirming receipt to authors.
It will take me a few weeks, but I will read everything and respond to submitters as I can. I will issue rejections right away and save stories with potential for my final "short list", from which to make acceptances before the end of November.
FINAL COUNT: I received 204 submissions, over 50 of which arrived within the last two weeks! A few stories come from the same author, meaning I rejected a story early on and they later resubmitted a new tale for consideration.
The average word count for all submissions is 4,469 with a range between 850 words up to 15,100.
Thus, I will have read well over 900,000 words by the time of final selection (or more than nine full-length novels).
I received submissions from 23 countries, including representation from each of the six "major" continents (i.e. all but
I am still estimating this project to be on schedule with a publication date of approximately the end of March, 2012.
Thank you to all submitters and I will be in contact with each of you!