Friday, September 30, 2011

ONE MONTH LEFT for submissions to anthology, "Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations"

As a reminder, there is only one month remaining to submit your story to the anthology, "Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations"! Be sure to get your Dark Tale in on time — this collection is going to be incredible!

Open call ends midnight, October 31, 2011.

Submission Statistics:

As of yesterday, September 29, I have responded to all inquiries and submissions.

I have so far received 121 submissions. Of those, I have accepted 6 stories immediately, added 55 to the short list, and declined 60. The average word count so far is 4,185.

Most stories will be short-listed first and final acceptances selected from the short list within thirty days after open call is ended. I have been generous in adding stories to the short list, because I have wanted to provide feedback to potential contributors as soon as possible (average review time has been four days). Each submission is graded on a rubric scale and so the ones which rank higher will ultimately displace the stories beneath them on the scale. Thus, as I receive more submissions, I will be reviewing stories from the short list and rejecting those which fall far enough below the others. It is a bit unconventional, but I find it to be a very fluid process and it keeps me involved as I continually go back to review stories received, in order to judge them against their peers.

I needed, please see my blog for the original guidelines and monthly updates.

Please connect with me at any of my social media sites for updates to this book and other opportunities!

Best of regards,