Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stories Accepted For EXTINCT

Here’s the almost-final list of contributing authors for the Extinct Doesn’t Mean Forever anthology. I’m still waiting on a couple of revisions and a few contracts to be returned and whether one author not listed here can contribute, so this list is subject to change.

I haven’t decided story order yet; this list is simply alpha by first name. Obviously you had a leg up if your first name was Adam.

I decided not to contribute a story so I could stay objective and focused on editing, marketing and spreadsheet upkeeping.

I’ve provided feedback for all the stories that didn’t make it in. If you haven’t received a response, please email me at phoenixsullivan (at) yahoo (dot) com and I’ll re-send.

Cover art should be finalized shortly. Launch date on schedule for mid-March.

Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Final tallies:
84 submissions
19 (maybe 20) acceptances – 3 that made me laugh; 3 that made me cry
5 that came really close (I let those authors know they were shortlisted)
1 acceptance who declined because her story had sold elsewhere first
1 withdrawal – I hope because their story sold elsewhere
~ 77,000 words accepted
~ 448,000 words read


Robin B. said...


Naomio said...

Well done everyone!

kyle said...

Apparently I need to change my name to Adam. :)

Congratulations, everyone. Looking forward to reading what y'all wrote!

Sylvia said...

I think Adam would suit me.

Slush said...

Congrats All!

Good job and can't wait to buy the book!

lexcade said...

Congrats, everyone! This is exciting :D

Wilkins MacQueen said...

Heartiest congrats all.

Chrystalla said...

Congrats, all! Can't wait to read your stories! :-)

tsiailis world said...

congratulations to all! And especially a most respected writer, whose stories I find thrilling - Chrystalla Thoma!

McKoala said...

Oh my. I recognise a couple of names on this list, and then a couple more. I think this is going to be a pretty good read...