It’s 2017, folks, and we thought, alongside of our per-issue stats, it might be good for you to see how we did during 2016.
Here we go!
Total poetry submissions: 865
Total fiction submissions: 957
Total nonfiction submissions: 228
Overall submissions: 2050
Number of editorial meetings: 10
Number of editorial meetings interrupted by barking dogs: 2
Pay rates at beginning of 2016*:
Flash fiction: $35
Flash nonfiction: $37
*Pay rate is determined by number of submissions we get each issue
Pay rates at end of 2016*:
Flash Fiction & Nonfiction: $50
*For issue 8, some funds were moved from fiction to nonfiction
Number of free replacement submissions for writing accepted elsewhere: 85!!
Number of hare-brained, shoot-for-the-moon ideas generated by Joe: 28
Number of hare-brained, shoot-for-the-moon ideas vetoed by Kelly and Yi Shun: 24
Highest number of hits on our web site in a single day: 1097
Most Popular Blog Post: “Wolff’s ‘Bullet in the Brain’: the Perfect Imperfect Short Story”: 6502 hits
Number of countries from which contributors sent us work: 37.
Number of continents from which contributors sent us work: 5 (Didn’t get any from Antarctica and South America. Anyone know a writer working at McMurdo base? Or, ahem, anyone know any poets in Argentina? Or Peru? Anyone?)
We’re so proud that you all could contribute to this impressive set of statistics. We’re out to build a better literary community, and you writers and readers help to make that job so rewarding. Thanks again. We look forward to more successes for everyone in 2017.