We are opening to submissions on May 1st through the end of July and it is my sincere hope to offer you fast response times. Please take a moment to reacquaint yourself with our Submission Guidelines.
I also hope that we will have the privilege of publishing your story, but please follow the guidelines. If we receive a submission that does not meet the guidelines then we will be forced to delete it unread.
Why do we do this? Because each submission period brings approximately 400-500 submissions, and in an effort to offer good response times we must focus on those submissions that meet the guidelines over those that do not.
Everyone on our small part-time staff are writers and we feel your pain and appreciate your creative effort.
SPECIAL SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY
Kevin Lucia, one of Shroud's talented authors and editors, will be guest editing Shroud's Autumn Issue in 2010. He has selected, appropriately, a Halloween Theme.
Kevin is looking for new, exciting and unique stories that cleverly integrate or honor this holiday. The same Shroud submission guidelines apply, and we will be selecting stories from this submission period. HOWEVER, the Halloween Issue submissions should be noted as a "Halloween Submission" and sent as an .rtf attachment to Kevin Lucia directly.
During this period, we will allow you to send a regular submission to Tim, as well as one Halloween submission to Kevin, if you so desire.
We look forward to your words. Thank you, as always, for supporting Shroud!