Our first round filled up in less than a minute. Not that I'm surprised by that. What I AM surprised by is the number of entries that received "CONTEST FULL" notifications after that.
Okay. Round 2 for adult submissions will open at 6:00 pm EST.
Because it's come up in conversation: DO NOT WAIT FOR BLOG OR EMAIL NOTIFICATION. I'm not posting; it wouldn't be worth the time. I'm certain the contest would fill up before the post showed up for many of you.
So watch a reliable online clock and submit on time. Please don't rely on me.
What's REALLY super is that there were hardly any errors on submissions--things like word count, headers, etc. YOU ALL DID A GREAT JOB SUBMITTING PROPERLY!!
Okay. I'm truly sorry that so many of you are getting turned away. I knew this would be big, but my expectations have been exceeded.