Submission volume dropped a lot in the second half of the week. We had a total of 90 submissions from Sunday through Wednesday, but then only another 31 from Thursday through Saturday.
Of course, that's still an average of over 10 a day over those last three days, which is still significantly higher than any normal week. But 10 a day is a lot more manageable than 22 a day.
Anyway, so the week's total came to 121 submissions, handily beating the previous record of 101 in an official week. (And barely beating the previous record of 120 in a seven-day period not starting with a Sunday, in the first seven days of 2004.)
I offer no predictions about coming days or weeks. Something I should've explicitly said at some point this past week: these reports are honestly not meant to discourage anyone from submitting. If you try to wait 'til we're having a low-volume week, you'll probably be waiting for months, and I know many writers are experts at finding excuses not to submit their work.
Still, I confess I'm relieved that my initial projection of 170 subs this week didn't come true.
Jetse, what was the total for IZ for the week? I've been meaning to respond to your comments, but haven't gotten around to it; hope to do that soon. For now I'll just say: thanks for the data!