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From the TEoP Slushpile...

TEoP Slushpile Scorecard for 2008
  • 59 total submissions

  • 59 total submissions read.
  • 49 total rejections.
  • 01 total submissions kept for rereads ('maybe' reactions).
  • 09 total "Yes!" responses.

  • 00 submissions to go.

    This session of slushpile reading was an example of excellent writing that had nothing to do with the theme of The Edge of Propinquity. As I have said to people at conventions, this is the kind of rejection that pisses me off the most. Good writing that I can't use. Fortunately, there were some good stories in the pile, too. One author was accepted on his third story to me. Another author, a repeat customer, is in the "Maybe" folder and both of these please me a lot.