I'm going to have to set things up differently next time. I've realized that some of you rely on your email subscription to receive information on contests and critiques.
For future reference: I have the email subscription set to go out between 11 am and 1 pm EST. Contests always post in the morning. So you must -- you simply MUST -- check the blog.
So here's what I need from all of you, as quickly as possible.
I've got 6 to 8 submissions sitting in my inbox, waiting for an "I'm sorry" message. Because I didn't set the limit ahead of time, I'm inclined to bend and let them all in.
You are the critique group. You tell me. Can you effectively critique an extra six to eight entries?
Mind you, if this were a Secret Agent contest, I would not be asking. The "I'm sorries" would have already been sent.
I purposely left the submissions window open-ended this time because I didn't know what to expect, considering the influx of new readership. Well, now I know. And next time, the submissions process will be much tighter. As in, no room for mercy.
Because the blog just keeps growing. Not a bad thing! It is, in fact, a very good thing -- a thing that blows me away.
So. Rambling aside, please cast your vote in the comment box (one vote each, please). Should I include the final few stragglers? Or should I stand firm at 75?
And remember. This is not a precedent. Next time I'm morphing into Ms. Nastypants.