Sorry for the lack of communication, everybody. We’ve been really busy. We realize that’s a subpar excuse. Not much of an excuse at all, really. But it’s all we have. We’ve been really busy. With work. With taking care of our 10-month old. With the never-ending struggle to find consistent childcare for said 10-month old. The latter of which has made time for “side projects” like this here magazine limited. As in, very limited.
Still, we love this little magazine. We’ve published some stories we love. We’re overjoyed that we’ve been able to give these tales a decent (we hope) home. People of the rational sort would close up shop at this point, but we love finding gems in the slush pile. We love doing our part to contribute to the SF/F community.
To get things back on track, some organizational efforts need to happen. There are a lot of queries in our inbox about submissions that need to be responded to. There are a lot of submissions that need to be responded to. People have been waiting way too long on the second round hook. We’re going to fix that.
So, here is what we propose. We’re going to clear out the stories in the second round folder that we’ve decided to pass on but haven’t sent out notifications to the authors yet. Yes, that’s a total FAIL, we know. But that’s step 1. We’re going to try to get at least that much done today. We currently have about 30 stories in the second round. We’ll aim to get through five a day over the next week.
I know this may seem ridiculous but when your schedule is as booked as ours, it’s hard to find the time even to prioritize things! We’re working on it!
So, keep your eye on our Twitter feed @goldfishgrimm. We’ll post updates there about the status of submissions over the coming week as well.
Let’s get this done!