It's been another week, and submissions for The Temporal Element are still trickling in. I'm pleased to say that I sent out the first acceptance letters over the weekend, and now have 5 confirmed stories for the anthology, with a few more pending.
If you've submitted and haven't heard from me yet, don't worry. There are still several stories that are waiting for a second read-through. I like to be thorough, and go over everything before giving a definite decision either way.
The only rejection I have sent out thus far was actually a request for a rewrite. The story's plot was really good, but I felt the execution was off. It needed more than I could give it as editor, but if the author wants to rework it, the tale could end up being the best of the bunch.