SBS will NOT be closing down submissions any time soon. Although we’re getting a fair number of submissions, we are nowhere near a point where we’ll have to refuse good work. So keep submitting!
Below you can see our current submission stats (which, unfortunately, won’t be seen on Duotrope because few people have been kind enough to report our response times):
Received: 51 (29 poems, 20 shorts, 2 non-fiction)
Accepted: 11 (4 poems, 7 fiction) (5 fiction pending) (24%)
Rejected: 35 (25 poems, 8 fiction, 2 non-fiction) (76%)
I think that’s about right.
We now have a decent amount of material towards the first issue, so we’ve started work on editing the stories, and we’re sorting out formatting and such. If you’re an accepted author, then expect to find an email containing the edits we’ve made, or would like you to make, in your inbox very soon!