First, some small administrative notes again.
- Due to the wonderfulness of Jodi Meadows, who is one the best slush readers out there, response times have dropped drastically. I'll be updating the submissions guidelines in a bit, but they are now one week for a query, two weeks for a partial, and a month for a full manuscript. Please be realistic in interpreting these timelines. If you send a query on Thanksgiving Day or on Christmas, please be aware that Jodi (and I) have lives and may be celebrating holidays, etc.
- The above new response times only apply to submissions sent electronically. If you haven't sent it that way, it's not going to get read from now.
- If you have been unhappy with, in my opinion, the fairly mild political content of the last few blog posts, you are quite welcome to not read LIT SOUP anymore. I enjoy and appreciate all the readers who come my way, but you should also be aware that there are as many writers as there are fish in the sea. If you choose not to send me your query because you do not agree with my political beliefs, I will not be suffering from lack of business.