In the interest of editorial transparency, and in the same vein as the Editor’s Note, I thought that I would publicly share the latest stats on submissions and responses.
Here are the statistics on what I’ve done editorially over the past month and year. All stats are accurate as of 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the month.
Monthly Stats – October 2022
Submissions received: 10
Submissions responded to: 9
Submissions accepted: 0
Average time from submission to response: 66 days
Median time from submission to response: 40 days
Longest time from submission to response: 141 days
Shortest time from submission to response: 15 days
Yearly Stats – previous 12 months
Note: these stats represent rolling totals of the preceding twelve months. Lost Colony received its first submission on October 6, 2021, so these stats don’t yet cover an entire year.
Submissions received: 174
Submissions responded to: 162
Submissions accepted: 7
Average time from submission to response: 51 days
Median time from submission to response: 51 days
Longest time from submission to response: 143 days
Shortest time from submission to response: 3 days
Submissions to be responded to
Submissions awaiting response: 20
Average time since submission: 47 days
Median time since submission: 54 days
Longest time since submission: 68 days
Shortest time since submission: 4 days
If you submitted a story longer ago than the longest time since submission and haven’t heard back from me, let me know. It may have fallen through the cracks or my response may have gotten lost in cyberspace.