One of the metrics I use for whether or not the Spanish Language Project is successful is by comparing it to previous year’s data. Is it changing the profile of the submissions we have received in the past?
Just over 98% of the authors participating have never submitted a story to us before the window opened.
First week submission totals compared to submissions received in all of 2022:
If anyone had any doubts about the negative impact of a language barrier on the submissions process, this data should put that to rest.