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The last thirty days in slush

The Clarkesworld slush pile has been extremely active lately. In the last thirty days, we’ve processed 1240 submissions.

This is how they break down by genre:



Word Count – Part Two


First Rights


  1. Greg Kennedy

    How many of these published, by genre?

    • Two purchased, both science fiction, but with a sample size that small, the statistics are meaningless.

      • I’ll add that this acceptance rate is below normal for us. The increase in submissions did not lead to a proportional increase in stories we’re looking for. “Near miss” rejections also fell considerably.

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