At this stage of my life, I’ve been submitting stories for publication for seven years. It’s interesting to see the results of these years in handy graph form. The aqua section of the graph has been steadily widening with time. Last year it got to 19% and this year it edged up to 20%. And then there’s that tiny green wedge on the right side of the graph which I hope will get a bit thicker next year.
I credit the thinning of the maroon at the bottom of the grand of the gradual transition of the majority of journals to on-line submissions (although there are some that, even with the use of sites like Submittable, still manage to fail to respond. Granta, I’m looking at you).