Jennifer (gaaneden) wrote,

TEoP 2007 Slushpile is closed! TEoP 2008 Slushpile is open!

As of 2200 PST, I finished reading the last of the 2007 the Edge of Propinquity "Consequences" slushpile. I just sent out the last three "Yes! You made it" emails to the waiting authors. The final numbers for the year are below. To tell you the truth, I am very surprised that I got as many submissions as I did. Some of these rejections were really hard. Some very good stories. Some not so good stories. I am pleased with the twelve guest stories that I did finally choose.

TEoP Slushpile Scorecard for 2007
  • 142 total submissions read.
  • 130 total rejections.
  • 12 total "Yes!" responses.

    So, now what? Well, now that the TEoP 2007 Slushpile is closed, the TEoP 2008 Slushpile is open with an all new theme already written up in the Call for Submissions. Because I am nice and because I want good, on-theme stories, here are the guidelines:

    THEME[S] FOR 2008
    The theme for the first year of the Edge of Propinquity was "Revelations." The theme for the second year was "Consequences." The theme for the third year is "Retaliation." It should be considered to encompass and expand on the previous "Revelations" and "Consequences" themes.

    In order to be accepted for publication, stories must fit the webzine's theme and setting. The setting is a modern day story focusing on a character deep within the hidden world that surrounds mundane society. All guest author stories must include an active retaliation from one character to another. This can be mundane to supernatural (IE: hunter after the vampire who killed his sister), supernatural to mundane (IE: Werewolf seeking revenge for a murdered mate), supernatural to supernatural (IE: mage versus mage due to a stolen artifact) or mundane versus mundane via supernatural means (IE: teen cursing another teen for the loss of a best friend).

    The hidden world does not have to be supernatural. It could be conspiracy based. No far future, medieval or alternate dimension stories, please.

    1. Your story must be an original, unpublished 2000 - 6000 word, stand-alone short story not based in any of the other Edge of Propinquity story worlds.

    2. Send submissions to with the subject line "TEoP SUBMISSION: [Title Name]".

    3. All submissions must be sent in plain text in the body of the email. Emails with attachments will be deleted without being read. If your story requires specific formatting, use standard plain text formatting techniques.

    4. If your story is selected, you will need to provide a 100x100 pixel black and white headshot as well as a 100-150 word biography to be published with your story. Please see the Guest Quarters section of the site for examples.

    5. No simultaneous submissions.
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