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:

Country 1st Week 2022 Difference
Spain 135 63 +72
Mexico 37 33 +4
Cuba 22 3 +19
Chile 21 11 +10
Argentina 20 18 +2

If anyone had any doubts about the negative impact of a language barrier on the submissions process, this data should put that to rest.