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

Progress Report on Fearful Symmetries Submissions

Posted by Ellen Datlow (Creator)

Hi everyone! Just want to update you all on where we are with the Fearful Symmetries project.

Planned publication date is spring 2014, with a launch at the World Horror Convention in Portland, as well as local launches in Toronto and New York. We are on track with our publication schedule!

With respect to the anthology and slush reading, right now, our editors have reached around the 50% mark in their reading, with (obviously) another 50% of stories to be claimed and read. Approximately 20% of the stories submitted have now been rejected, and 4% of the (read) stories have been passed up to Ellen Datlow herself.

Please note that we have disabled the function that allowed authors to see their place in the submission "queue." We did this because we realized that it was extremely misleading--people would state that their submission "had not moved at all." In fact, this wasn't the case. The difficulty lay in the fact that not all of our editors were reading subs in chronological order; some were taking stories randomly. Therefore, an individual's "place" in the submission queue didn't necessarily mean what they thought it meant, given the "queue," as such, wasn't always linear. We apologize for any confusion.

We plan to respond to all submissions by August 31, 2013, which is three months after the original May 31st submissions deadline.

Thanks for being part of the Fearful Symmetries Kickstarter project and submitting to the anthology!

--Sandra Kasturi, Co-Publisher, ChiZine Publications (sandra@chizinepub.com), on behalf of Ellen Datlow, and the CZP team.

Quick update to FS submissions guidelines

Posted by Ellen Datlow (Creator)

People have been asking about multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions. Unfortunately, we can't allow either, so please send only your best story—and please don't send that story to anyone else till you've heard back from us.

Thanks so much!

Brett, Ellen, Sandra, et al

FEARFUL SYMMETRIES ANTHO NOW OPEN TO SUBS!

Posted by Ellen Datlow (Creator)

FEARFUL SYMMETRIES SUBMISSIONS - deadline May 31, 2013 (midnight EST)

Renowned editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow will be editing an unthemed, all original anthology of terror and supernatural fiction for CZP, FEARFUL SYMMETRIES, scheduled to be published in Spring 2014. (The project was funded through Kickstarter by your generous donations!)

Payment is 7 cents/word. Up to 10,000 words, BUT Ellen would prefer stories up to 7500 words. No reprints.

A large percentage of the stories have already been solicited, but we have a small window for open submissions, from May 1 - May 31, 2013. Please send your best work.

We are using the Moksha Submissions System. You can submit here:

http://submissions.chizinepub.com/fearful-symmetries/submit/

Arc/book premiums mailed out today

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An update for backers who haven't gotten their premiums

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