As I've mentioned before, a number of writers have expressed dismay at the not-so-looming January 31, 2011 deadline.  Because of that, and because I have another antho closing January 15, and because I recognize that no one is going to have a suitable story for this antho lying around, I am going to extend the deadline to...

March 15, 2011

I don't want this to disadvantage anyone.  If you have already submitted a story, you are welcome to take advantage of the extra time to revise and re-submit any time before the new deadline.  If you do so, please reply to our existing e-mail thread in order to preserve my fragile filing system.

If you have any questions, comments or complaints, please feel free.
Here's a new submission count:

Section 1:  0  (4)
Section 2:  0  (1)
Section 3:  2  (1)
Section 4:  3  (1)
Section 5:  0  (3)
Section 6:  0  (1)
TOTAL SUBS:  5 (11)

I know I had #2 listed as having a submission last  time; that should have been in #3.  I'm sure we'll slow down a bit over the holidays, but I know at least one I'm expecting is nearing completion!  
In what will hopefully become a regular feature, I have decided to post a tally of submissions received by outline section, so that those contemplating a submission can see where the competition is, and avoid or confront it according to their inclination.

The first number after the colon is the number of submissions actually received.  As you can see, they are just beginning to come in.  In parentheses after that is a second number; this is the number of submissions I've discussed with writers, that are not received yet but that I feel I can reasonably expect to eventually come in.  Obviously, the parentheticals are just estimates.  So, with all that in mind:

Section 1:  0  (3)
Section 2:  1  (1)
Section 3:  0  (1)
Section 4:  2  (1)
Section 5:  0  (3)
Section 6:  0  (1)
TOTAL SUBS:  3 (10)

Obviously, we're just getting started.  Keep those subs coming!

Heroes & Villains:  Corrected the gender of the Velvet Ant.  Oops.
Heroes & Villains:  Added Techno-Knight to the list of heroes.
I thought that January 31 was a fairly generous deadline, but I've had a few writers indicate that it's not enough time.  I'm thinking about extending the deadline.  If you have any feelings about this either way, let me know.