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End of the Submission Period

Our July submission period is now closed. We received 296 stories, and of these, we'll pick 7 to publish during January through June of 2020. Our process hasn't changed much. We have a number of first readers. They often read the story first, and send their favorites to Second Round. We (Donald and Kristin) will read the stories advanced to Second Round, or if none are there currently, from the general submissions. We'll request a second opinion from the other editor if we think it would work as a Mysterion story, or reject it if we decide it's not for us. If we both like the story, it goes to our Final Round. After we've read all the stories, we go through the stories we've sent to Final Round, and decide which 7 we'll be publishing.

All this usually takes a few months. First readers generally advance about a third of the stories they read, and Donald and Kristin between them forward maybe a fifth of those, so there will likely be around 20 stories in Fina…

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