I’ll have to admit, it was harder getting appropriate submissions for the Sulfurings anthology than I anticipated. There could be a number of reasons for that, but judging from the types of submissions I received initially, I’d say it had more to do with the editor and publisher, yours truly, not being absolutely clear on the flavor of the tales expected. I take full responsibility.
After quite a bit back and forth with writers, we are a lot closer now to having a solid anthology than we’ve ever been. The garden gnomes have room for at least one more flash fiction story and we’re ready to go to press.
That doesn’t mean we won’t take a look at more short stories. If you’ve got them, send them in. Though I will say we’re good on poems and essays. Even still, if you’ve got something you believe we absolutely have to look at, we’ll take a look at it. But as soon as we get that one (or more) flash fiction story, and maybe one more short story or two, then we’ll be done reading.
It would be unfair, of course, not to announce a hard deadline. That’s why we’ve decided to close the doors for good at midnight EST on Friday, May 23, 2014. Hard deadline.
As a recap, you can read our guidelines for Sulfurings here and read a more extended version of those guidelines over here. Don’t forget to brush up on the BLAS guidelines and our general submission guidelines.
Due to the lengthy extension of the Sulfurings deadline, we’ve taken the liberty to extend the deadline for Deluge for another month – to July 23, 2014. Send them folks. We’re getting excited.