Submission statistics – the first 6 months

Up to 31 March 2016

Genre (as listed by author):

  • Fantasy – 41%
  • SF – 36%
  • Other/mixed – 23%

These rates have stayed fairly steady.

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Word count

Stories average about 3,500 words, regardless of genre.

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Our responses

  • Rejected – 70%
  • Rejected but encouraged to submit other work – 22%
  • Rejected but encouraged to submit a rewrite – 5%
  • Accepted – 2%
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Feedback we gave

Prose score

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Red line – where we knew it wasn’t for us

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Who’s willing to respond to surveys

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Where the stories come from

Country %
Algeria 0.1%
Australia 5.0%
Brazil 0.2%
Canada 6.3%
China 0.3%
Denmark 0.2%
Finland 0.2%
Germany 0.8%
Greece 0.7%
Iceland 0.1%
India 0.7%
Ireland 0.5%
Israel 0.3%
Italy 0.6%
Japan 0.2%
Mexico 0.1%
Netherlands 0.1%
New Zealand 0.5%
Norway 0.2%
Russian Federation 0.1%
Singapore 0.3%
South Africa 0.6%
Spain 0.6%
Switzerland 0.2%
Thailand 0.1%
United Kingdom 9.9%
United States 68.3%
(blank) 2.7%
US State %
AK 0.3%
AL 0.4%
AR 1.0%
AZ 2.0%
CA 8.6%
CO 2.2%
CT 1.1%
DC 1.1%
DE 0.1%
FL 3.1%
GA 0.6%
IA 0.9%
IL 1.8%
IN 0.9%
KS 0.2%
KY 0.3%
LA 0.8%
MA 2.3%
MD 1.0%
ME 0.2%
MI 1.4%
MN 2.0%
MO 0.8%
MS 0.1%
NC 1.2%
NE 0.2%
NH 0.6%
NJ 2.0%
NM 0.4%
NS 0.5%
NV 0.3%
NY 4.1%
OH 3.4%
OK 1.4%
OR 2.2%
PA 4.5%
RI 0.3%
SC 1.1%
SD 0.3%
TN 1.4%
TX 3.3%
UT 0.7%
VA 3.2%
VT 0.5%
WA 2.4%
WI 1.0%
WV 0.1%
(blank) 25.7%

I’ve read about 3.5 million words over those six months – about 36 novels’ worth of short stories.

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