UPDATE: The Art of Being Human anthology

Nick Youngson (CC BY-SA 3.0)

It’s been a busy few months and while we’ve posted some updates on Facebook and Twitter, I realised we really need to write a news post as well!

We received well over 320 submissions for The Art of Being Human  during the open period, totalling more than 1.5 million words, with stories from at least 30 countries – that one heck of a response! Far more than we anticipated, and it has affected our response time dramatically, I’m afraid.

The editors are steadily working through the submissions, but it is taking us longer than we had planned (with other RealLifeTM stuff also interfering, as it has a tendency to do). We would like to apologise to the creators who have entrusted their work to us, and thank them for their patience. Please bear with us – I sent a “received” response to every submission early on to note submission, and will contact every author regardless of the outcome, so if you haven’t heard from me with an acceptance or rejections, please know we’re still considering your work!

Thank you again to all who submitted – the standard is very high which makes this process both better AND harder! We can’t wait to share our TOC with you though – it’s shaping up to be amazing.