A note to all who’ve submitted stories for The Twisted Book of Shadows —
First, our gratitude for your patience. As we said at the time the submission window closed, this is going to take a while. We’ve been pleased to find the overall quality of submissions has been good, and we’ve already found some excellent stories, but of course….there are seven hundred. Chris has been neck deep in reading as a judge for this year’s World Fantasy Awards, but thankfully that process is nearly over. Even with those obligations, he has already read roughly 100 submissions, so progress is being made. The rest of us are, of course, also reading as fast as our own obligations will allow. We are determined to finish our work on this book this year. If you’d like to withdraw your story at any point, there will be no hard feelings on our part. I think it is safe to say that we will begin with rejections in early July (Chris is away most of June), though most acceptances will likely have to wait until the process is complete. Thank you again for your patience.
— The TBoS team