We have now read and responded to all Defying Doomsday submissions! As soon as we make a few final touches, we’ll be ready to announce our table of contents.
Overall, we received 177 stories for our theme: Apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled and chronically-ill characters.
Of those stories, the vast majority were by US authors (just over 50%), with Australian authors coming in second at 21%.
The gender distribution of submissions was 51.4% men, 46.3% women and 2.3% both/other/not-binary/unknown.
Finally, our stats for those authors who followed the guidelines…
67.2% of the authors who submitted to Defying Doomsday followed the stated guidelines, 32.8% did not!
So there are some pie charts for your delectation.
If you submitted to Defying Doomsday and have yet to hear anything back about your story, please query by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll be announcing the table of contents soon! Excitement!