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Fearful Symmetries was published to great acclaim in May 2014. It's a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award and has gotten (mostly) great reviews. Thank you again, for being supporters (and you can buy more for presents!)
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Ellen Datlow

700 backers pledged $28,426 to help bring this project to life.

Where we are with the slush reading!

Hi everyone, just updating you on Fearful Symmetries slush reading. We've been plowing through over the last weeks, and here's where we are.

We had 1091 submissions total (not including submissions which were withdrawn by authors for various reasons).

735 submissions have now been rejected.

19 submissions have been recommended to Ellen.

355 submissions remain "open" - in other words, they are in various stages--this includes stories that have been recommended to Ellen, that are still being read by slush readers, that are currently undecided, as well as some that have not been claimed by readers yet.

This weekend is the big push to get through the remainder. We should have some kind of answer for all people who have not heard yet, by next week. Thanks for your patience!

Sandra Kasturi
Co-Publisher, ChiZine Publications


    1. Creator Catharina Sheely on September 9, 2013

      Hi. I was wondering if there were any further updates please.