With success comes compromise. We at IFWG are ecstatic with the submissions we have received since opening to manuscript submissions, but it had a powerful side effect - our 2012 calendar is already full.
While we were going to stay open into the new year, and incorporate children's submissions, we have no choice but to shut the pipe for the while.
The process we have decided to use is to open to speculative fiction and children's fiction on 1 March 2012, and remain open until our 2013 publishing calendar is full. We may repeat this process each year, until circumstances change again.
We apologize to those authors who were considering submitting a work in the near future - we simply cannot handle more work for 2012, and it would be grossly unfair to authors to have to wait 18 months or longer to see their work published.
We look forward to new submissions on 1 March 2012.
The IFWG Publishing Team