It’s November 2. I’m glad that this month’s period, that lasted a full two weeks, is finally over.
And, after extending our original deadline two weeks to October 31, I’d glad to say that we’ve received more than 244 submissions to the menstruation anthology.
Two thoughts spring to mind:
- 244! Yaaaaay!
- Tanis and Rosanna and I have a lot of work ahead of us, reading and sorting and shortlisting. Glorious/gory work, but work nevertheless.
If you’ve submitted a story or essay or poem or comic or something else altogether, you can expect to hear from us sometime in November.
If you haven’t/couldn’t/wouldn’t submit but are still here, reading this post, how about suggesting a title for the anthology? (I sort of like “Free Bleed.”)
Thanks ever so much!
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Yesterday, I posted the following to Facebook:
“So: the DEADLINE for the menstruation anthology Tanis MacDonald, Rosanna Deerchild and I are editing is in TWO DAYS. SUBMIT! Or ASK NICELY FOR AN EXTENSION! But: DO SOMETHING.”
And I proceeded to have conversations with all kinds of writers that I admire over the course of the day.
I’d given five or six extensions by bedtime.
This morning, Rosanna and Tanis and I chatted briefly. They’d both had the same day: “YES you can have an EXTENSION + WHOA that sounds like a good poem/essay/story.”
Given that there are probably lots of people we DON’T know in a similar situation, we’ve agreed to offer the extension more widely.
So: the new deadline for submissions is October 31.
We’re super excited by all the submissions we’ve gotten so far and all the submissions we’ve been promised.