The first submission period was a rousing success. We have finished the first round of reading, and we will soon start sending out letters.
Here are some statistics:
Outright rejections because the sub was too long: 23
Outright rejections because the sub was WAY too long: 2
Number of people who wrote to express outrage at the sub auto-reply: 2
Number of stories involving decapitated heads: 14 (That's not a bad thing, mind you.)
Number of dead babies: 6
Number of vampire-themed stories: 8
Number of stories submitted in TXT SPK: 0 (Thank you!)
The first user-submitted story will appear on Friday, May 1st.
Starting next submission period, we are introducing themes. Each week we may have a theme from which we will accept the majority of the stories. You do not have to follow the theme if you feel you have a great submission. From time to time we may also have a weekend-only 'secret theme.' Only people who submitted the week before will learn what the secret theme is.
Theme for 5/2: Wet
As always, if you have any questions, ask. Tweetthemeat (at) gmail.com
Thank you for your support