Short story selections for the Bubble Off Plumb anthology have been completed! We will be notifying authors no later than 10/16/2018.
We selected 27 stories, of the 921 submitted. The response was hugely gratifying and we’re shifting gears to produce the final version for publication.
The stories submitted were at a very high level of quality, in our opinion. Below is an illustration of the ranking distribution. On this scale, a 5 means a workmanlike effort without the intangibles like a compelling concept or complete story. A 10 is something we would be able to publish with only token changes. Lower ratings could have any number of failings, but usually it meant a lack of coherence or facility with language. There weren’t many in that category.
In short, we chose 27 of a perfectly suitable 150 stories (9s and 10s). Not a terrible result!
We will be reaching out to every author over the next few days. We appreciate the response received and want to thank every author who resonated bubble off plumb.