Apparently, you do. And that’s a good thing!
I am delighted to see so many of you have entered our contest, and in that number are those who have been absent for a while. The contest ends on March 15–the Ides of March! We currently have a backlog of entries to be posted, and the judging will not begin until everyone who entered has some hang time on then site. We want everyone to be well-hung.
If you have not seen your story posted just yet, please pour yourself another vodka and wait. Here is a list of the people currently in the queue, and I am posting this so that if you have sent in something and have not seen it posted, or are not on this list, you have good cause to shoot me an email, or just plain shoot me–your choice:
Miryam M, Brian Howard, Derek Thompson, Judge Katz, Wendy Joseph, Amanda Byzak, Dolores Rider, Julie Mark Cohen, Seyfert, Diane Cresswell, Grant Laurence.
Others have told me their stories are coming by carrier pigeon, so we have a ways to go before we can proceed to the finals.
After all entries have been submitted, Derek the Brit, Tiffany, and His Moiness (moi) will select 5 finalists. Tif and Derek will send me the list of 5 of their favs, and I have my own list. Only those who appear on each of our lists make the finals. I will then put the names of all other entrants into a boiling cauldron, and draw two more names. You will never know who we selected due to our own tastes, who was most creative and generous in the manner in which they offered to bribe me, and who was chosen at random.
We will then have a prompt for the finalists, and they have only three days to submit their entry.
At that point, everyone who both entered the contest and left a comment on at least one other entry can vote, sending their votes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone gets a single vote, and just for fun, this time around you can even vote for your own entry. The editor-in-chief will not vote except in the case of a tie.
And here is the Judge, and the little known Thorn’s Publishing