Whew! In 2006, I didn't have a last-minute surge at the end of Raven Electrick's submission period, so I wasn't expecting one this year, but color me whatever shade wrong is. Things have been hopping the past couple of days.
As of this writing, I've received a total of 221 submissions in February. It looks like the overall acceptance rate will be no more than 6% (slightly higher for poetry and lower for fiction)--a word to those still waiting for answers, so they'll know what they're up against.
I've now read all submissions sent through February 14, which includes 126 rejections, 17 holds, and four acceptances. Raven's most recent purchase, and the third poetry acceptance, is "Uncanny Valley Girl," a witty sf sonnet by Lucy A. Snyder. This will be las's first appearance at Raven Electrick, but her poetry has been published in Strange Horizons, Chizine, and other mags of distinction.
A few changes to ye olde holds list. I wanted to place them behind a cut, but, alas, LJ isn't getting along with what I've pasted from Notepad, AGAIN. (I mean, I can even see the "lj-cut" tags in the HTML, but no dice.) I did try. :-(
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.
Looking forward to the end of the day, when the submissions pile will finally stop growing, and I'll start feeling like I'm swimming downstream again. :-)