February 9th, 2007

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Slushteria, Part Deux

Here's where I'm at with the slush pile at Raven Electrick. I've received 102 subs in the first eight days of the reading period, 57 stories and 45 poems. I've read 65 of those submissions, including all submissions for the first three days of February. I have rejected 47, accepted one, and have placed 17 in the holds folder for a second reading.

Here's what's currently on hold, coded as follows:

The first letter stands for "fiction" or "poetry." Letters two and three are the first two letters of the author's last name. Letters four and five are the first two letters of the story title, excluding articles. The final character is the number for the day of submission in February.

fbutr1
fhaka1
ftaki1
ptado1
friin1
pauma1
fmaan2
pboru2
fdach2
fhasi2
phohy3
pdofo3
fprne4
fdowa4
fwawh4
phepo5
fbrth6

Again, I've only read completely through the third. Sometimes I jump around a little, depending on what I feel like reading. Since the holds list is growing, I should go back soon to weed out a few.

That's the up-to-the-minute slushy tale.