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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

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Anthology Deadline Extended to February 28th
We started getting a glimpse of the anthology as it could be, and it occurred to us that it really was possible to put together a book in which every piece was as strong in its way as the best pieces we'd accepted. Maybe all we had to do was extend the deadline.

So now we'll find out if we're right.

To quote at length from David's post about what we're hoping to find in the slush pile at this point:
We're looking for well-written stories and poetry for both halves of the antho, but at the moment we have more "Trafficking in Magic" stories than we do "Magicking in Traffic." We'd love to see other kinds of traffic besides just cars, so if you've got a story (or an idea) in which a major part is played by a train, airplane, bicycle, dirigible, footpath, ornithopter, or rickshaw, we'd love to see it. If you've got something involving a type of traffic we don't see on this list, better yet.

Things we've seen too much of include film noir styling, crime stories, and bargains with dark forces.

So far we've received one poem that we're going to publish. I'd like to up it to two, if I can, but the second one has got to be brilliant as well.

We've had some wonderful submissions so far, and we could go to press with what we've got, but we're extending the deadline because we want this anthology to be the best it can possibly be.

If that late February deadline entices you, the guidelines can be found here.

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