Dear friends,

We are still playing catch-up from last week’s deluge, but we’ve made a lot of progress already. Here are the numbers from week 8 of our existence.

Carryover: 126
New submissions received: 94 (fiction 78, nonfiction 16)
Sent to our current editors: 9 (all pending)
Accepted: 1 (fiction)
Declined: 137
Withdrawn: 0
Pending: 82

There are many pieces at the editorial desk on which we hope to make decisions in the coming weeks. In the meantime, keep your submissions coming!