Slush pile update, 2022 publishing schedule + new open-call process

We have about 90 manuscripts left in the slush pile, out of the 350 we received during our last open call. We’ve accepted 10 stories so far, and have about 60 more on the longlist for second reads.

The process is taking longer than we’d like, but it looks like we’ll be able to launch our 2022 publishing season at the end of February.


With that process concluded, we are going to change our open call schedule from once yearly to a recurring seven-day window at the start of each month.

Stay tuned for updates on all of this. While we develop our 2022 fiction program, we will continue posting interviews, articles and reviews, and intend to include more nonfiction in our lineup throughout the year.

This includes ongoing coverage of the critically important issue of censorship, book banning and book burning in the United States. We launched this effort with a rather amazing interview with anti-censorship advocate Emily Knox — which, if you haven’t read it yet, you can check out here:

Thanks, and good words to you all.

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