Whooo, buddy. Took us a little bit, and had a brief case of the ‘slush-crazies’, but we finally finished the reading cycle for Annalemma Issue Seven: Endurance. According to the Submishmash report (which is incredible, btw, big ups to Michael Fitzgerald and crew) we got almost 340 short stories and essays and accepted a little under 6% of them. God bless everyone for submitting. Even though the odds are not in your favor you did it anyway and for that I give you a very sincere hat tip.
Had a lot of folks helping with this: Thanks to Nathan Goldman who is very enthusiastic about reading and writing and that will take him far. Thanks to Dylan Suher who had responses to some of the pieces that made me laugh my ass off. Thanks to Andrea Kneeland who accepts no guff from fiction and I like that a lot. Thanks to Anika Sabin who only read a couple stories cause there was some confusion with the software and I was on too much of a tear to stop and help her. Sorry Anika. Very special thanks to Janelle Luce who helps me out on tons of other stuff besides reading subs because she has a heart that is devoid of any kind of evil and is purely kind and good and overwhelmingly positive.
Full roster coming Monday. This issue is gonna be a corker. A CORKER.