I have finally finished reading slush for Sybil’s Garage No. 7. We have 28 short stories under consideration and I expect to take just over half of those for the issue. Many thanks to my hard-working slush readers Rajan Khanna, Greer Woodward, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Devin Poore, Mercurio Rivera and Paul Berger for helping me read the 540 submissions that came in this period. Expect to hear a little bit about each of them and their experiences working for Sybil’s in the next few weeks. Also, I hope to have a gender breakdown of the submission pile for you soon as well.
I plan to make final decisions on stories this week, with a few acceptances going out as early as tomorrow. I’m always amazed at the jump in quality of submissions with each issue. There are truly some wonderful stories in the slush that I look forward to publishing soon. I’m hoping for a release date before Readercon. Stay tuned.
In other publishing news, Paper Cities is in progress to be listed in Apple’s iBookstore, so all you iPad and iPhone (and iPod Touch too!) users can have your own copy. I’ll let y’all know when it’s live. Until then, happy reading.