Dear friends,

We saw a dramatic increase in submissions in week 7. Unfortunately, this coincided with some individual scheduling difficulties. Writing deadlines, work stress, and family matters all conspired to slow our pace a bit.  Nevertheless, we are really excited that so many of you have submitted to us and looking forward to catching up.

Carryover: 61
New submissions received: 205 (fiction 171, nonfiction 34)
Sent to our current editors: 24 (1 was declined)
Accepted: 1 (nonfiction)
Declined: 137
Withdrawn: 2
Pending: 126

Thanks again for those who submitted. We will get back to you as fast as we can.