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I just finished putting together the science fiction anthology; it’s titled Fantastic Stories Presents: Science Fiction Super Pack #1. It has 41 stories in it and is 726 pages long. I’ve now had a moment to go over the submissions numbers. I received about 200 stories of which I purchased 46. Men out number women during the submission process by about 20%. 27 of the stories I purchased were by women and 20 were by men. I don’t know if that means anything, but it’s interesting.

The reading process really surprised me, though, I guess it should not have. When reading original stories for a project I only managed to read a tiny fraction of the stories all the way through. Since I was only looking at reprints the overall quality of the slush was the highest I’ve ever experienced and I read more than half of the stories that came in all the way through. This tells me that when I open at the higher pay rate I will defiantly need first readers if I am to keep up with my other publishing duties.

So now it’s on to the Fantasy Super Pack. I need another dozen or so stories to fill that out. So please e-mail you reprint Fantasy stories to fantasticstoriessubmissions@gmail.com. Payment is a flat $10.00 plus a copy of the e-pub and two copies of the print anthology. As I said, I’m primarily looking for fantasy at the moment, but since I’ll be starting on a second science fiction super pack as soon as I’m done with the Fantasy super pack I will look at science fiction as well.


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Lif Strand
Apr. 21st, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
No way to simply a post here, but I want to!
Apr. 21st, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. Yeah, I feel as though I should be able to click a like button.
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