Nearly two dozen first chapters (and prologues) read, with more in the inbox. If i hadn’t had to take off five hours (two for sleep, three for cleaning) I might have gotten to keep the slightly better than one per hour pace for the whole day.
An obscenely high percentage of stories made it past the first chapter. As a rule over seventy percent fail before the end of chapter one. I think of the works i read today nearly 40% are still in consideration.
I want to thank everyone who submitted something, and all the people who passed along my info.