“Single Slices” Update

We thought we’d give folks a brief status update on our Single Slices project.

Our reading staff have been busy beavers lately, working our way through the large number of Slices submissions that we’ve received.  It’s slow work, because the stories are longer than the usual short story, and because we want to give every submission a fair chance to impress us.

And we’ve been seeing a lot of interesting material!  Not all of it will make the grade, of course, but we are heartened that so many people are pouring so much of themselves into this wonderful medium called horror fiction.  We at Cutting Block Books are proud to be part of a broader effort to revitalize the genre for the next generation of readers.

As for the status of submissions, we feel pretty confident that the first wave of acceptance/rejection emails will go out within the next week.  Yay!

Please note: Cutting Block has always tried to hew to the highest of editorial standards, and we have a distinct editorial vision, too; therefore, whenever we put out a call for general submissions we always have more rejections than acceptances.  If you get a rejection, do not despair!  It does not necessarily mean that your work is poor — it could easily mean that your story didn’t fit into our editors’ vision for this particular series.  Keep honing your craft, and submit again next time!

If you do not hear from us in this first wave of emails, please be patient.  We are still evaluating your story.  We will post updates in this space from time to time, as we progress through the reading effort.

Keep writing, and best of luck to all of you!

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