So the first round of submissions filled up in 1 minute.
Yes, 1 minute!
In fact, 24 of the entries were time-stamped at precisely 9:00 EDT. The 25th was time-stamped at 9:01.
At least those of you who didn't make it in can try again later!
And please...PLEASE...don't jump the gun. You absolutely must wait until you see the blog post that says "Submissions Are Now Open." The only way I can tame this beast is to be extremely anal about the submission process.
Don't send early! Your entry will be (sadly) disqualified.
All 25 have received confirmation emails, and the rest of you have received appropriate notification.
We'll do this all over again in a few hours! And I'm going to be craving your feedback afterward, to see if this submission method works for you or not.
Time for more coffee!