THB, this submission period would be a lot less stressful if we were buying for 4 issues instead of 2. Gonna have to make some deep and painful cuts into the list of “Maybes”.
Already, we’ve narrowed down from ~250k words of fiction that if we had all the money in the world we’d make offers on to ~150k.
There’s a chance, albeit a small one, that one of the next 50 stories we read will bump something we’ve been holding onto off the bubble.
Honestly, I would recommend NOT sending us anything tomorrow. But if you do, IT WILL BE CONSIDERED. We’ll be reading everything we receive so that we can genuinely feel bad when we tell you that we can’t afford to acquire your awesome story this year.
There’s been a LOT of great submissions, and we thank everyone who has sent something to us! Without authors out there writing great fiction, we could not exist!