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.