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From the slushpile

Jennifer's Apex Slush Pile Scorecard for 2010
(The other submission editors have their own scorecards.)

  • 208 total submissions

  • 208 total submissions read.
  • 206 total rejections.
  • 02 total submissions currently kept for round-robin editorial evaluation.
  • 07 total submissions kept for round-robin editorial evaluation.
  • 00 published in Apex Digest

  • 00 submissions to go.


    Some good stories but not good enough to send up the line. catvalente is an exacting editor that needs something special. Most stories start too slow to catch my eye. More than one, if I've past the first or second page, I think, "This would've been a great story if it started here." In other words, get to the point already.
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    jongibbs
    Jun. 18th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
    "This would've been a great story if it started here."

    I like a story that grabs me by the eyeballs from the first line and won't let go. Of course, writing those kind of stories myself is easier said than done ;)
    xjenavivex
    Jun. 18th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
    This has been one of my writing focuses this year, to the extreme.
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