A couple weeks ago, we had a surprisingly long run of almost entirely stories by authors who hadn't sent us anything before. At a rough guess (I keep meaning to figure out an SQL query that'll give me more accurate numbers), about 20% of the stories that come in most weeks are from authors who've never submitted to us before, but it was running pretty near 100% for a few days there.
The latest trend is authors who have submitted to us before, but not in the past one to two years. Quite a few subs in the past week from authors whose last submission was back in '01.
Which shouldn't surprise me; I myself tend to send out stories only every couple of years. But I get used to y'all who send a new story as soon as we respond to the previous one, or at least within a month or two.
Oh, I should mention that we've been having some email problems. The problem a couple weeks ago with Pair getting mistakenly blacklisted by the ORDB turns out to have had wider-reaching effects than I'd thought; in particular, my mail to at least some sff.net addresses (and perhaps all) turns out to have been bouncing silently for the past week and a half. Some of it should now have gotten through, but if you have an sff.net address and have been waiting for something from me, drop me a note. Fwiw, we've now replied to all stories submitted before 5/18/03.