Saw grindstone, put nose to same.
I have been sending out nagging little e-mails to all of my contributors, thanking them for their patience, giving notes where I felt they were warranted, and generally letting people know that I am going forward on this again.
I’ve also converted all of the submissions I have to Open Office (since that’s what I use) and making things like font and line spacing the same so that I have some idea what it’s going to look like as a finished product.
The short form is that I have some really good stuff, I just don’t have enough of it. I need more submissions. Twenty thousand words just isn’t enough, in my opinion, to publish.
So, please, if you have considered submitting a story… consider it some more. Consider it hard. Operators, as they say, are standing by.