Well, folks, the entries are in. The slush reading continues. And the days creep closer to the Baker's Dozen Agent Auction.
Thank you all for being wonderful during the submissions process. There weren't any real glitches--just some confusion and questions here and there. You were all wonderful.
Adult category winners will be emailed on November 15 (one week from today!). YA/MG category winners will be emailed on November 22.
And, yes, Jodi and I have been having a wonderful time reading the slush together. I honestly couldn't do it without her. We are so like-minded (most of the time) that it's true teamwork. Effortless.
Once, Mr. A walked in to chat with us for a moment (because, yanno, he likes Jodi, too). When he made his parting comment, Jodi and I replied by saying exactly the same thing at exactly the same time--with exactly the same vocal inflections.
It was beautiful and terrifying. (Don't you love my melodrama?) In short, we really are like one person with two brains. (Or one brain with two people...)
Anyway. Have a glorious weekend. See you next week!