An Alphabet of Embers: Slush Update

I have been posting slush updates on twitter (@roselemberg), and now I am posting an official update here.

During the submission period, I received 884 stories as of last count. That’s a LOT of stories, and many of them were strong. I am a rereader, so each story that was a possibility received an additional reread.

To date, I have responded to the total of 526 submissions with either a rejection, an acceptance, or a hold notice. If you submitted on or before September 1, and have not heard back from me, please query immediately.

I planned to respond to all submissions in October, but due to the sheer volume of submissions, I am running a bit behind. I am now planning to respond to all submissions before November 15.

Thank you very much to everyone who supported the anthology, and sent a story. It’s going to be fabulous!

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R.B. Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Their work has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues, and has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, and other awards.

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