Monday, April 27, 2009

Tweet the Meat News: Submission stats; about themes

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:

Submissions: 111

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)

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  1. Yay! That is a great submission response. I love the idea of 'secret themes'. :)

  2. That is hilarious! Glad to know I'm not the only one that wrote about a dead baby, by the way.

  3. Seriously though, the automated reply would be fine if each sub wasn't a separate email, but no one needs to get 5 auto-replies. :p Just don't bother with it, if people receive a reply in the end, I'm sure they'll trust you read it.

  4. Yeah, I'm going to try to figure out a way to see if I can limit the auto-reply to 1 per email address per day. It's all gmail-based, so I'm not sure if I can do it or not.

  5. If you would limit the autoreply it will be awesome.

  6. the stats and the whole concept of the post, all the things are tremendous.