Neil Clarke

The Award-Winning Editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and More

October Slush Statistics at Clarkesworld

I broke out the spreadsheet last night and compiled Clarkesworld’s slush statistics for October.

Total Submissions:
386

Submissions by Gender

    Male: 267 (69.17%), 2 accepted
    Female: 119 (30.83%), 1 accepted

Average Response Time: 1.23 Days (roughly 30 hours)

21 people (5.44%) had their stories rejected for not following the guidelines. (Gender breakdown matches the overall submissions breakdown.)

In the future, I’d like to see more of a gender balance in the slush pile. We’ve maintained a healthy balance in our first 26 issues and I’d hate to see that change. Suggestions, comments, etc. welcome.

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  1. Thanks for posting this. The transparency is appreciated.

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