Thanks all around to those of you who submitted articles for our January Call For Writers. Following this morning's deadline, I opened up a number of the articles that had been filling my in-box over the past few weeks and casually browsed the first paragraph of a half-dozen or so entries. While I'll give them all a complete read in the long run, any good editor, a title I do not necessarily claim, knows that the first paragraph is often as good an indication as any of the overall quality of the work. If I don't want to keep reading at the end of the first paragraph, then probably our readers won't either, goes the ham-fisted logic. After reading seven or eight first paragraphs I realized I had a terrible if not impossible decision to make soon. These are good articles you've sent me, folks. Damn fine submissions from which I could probably populate the site with ten new writers of high-quality if I wanted.
We never like to introduce more than a couple new faces at any given time, so, as I said, I have a near insurmountable task before me. Thanks go to everyone daring enough to submit themselves to our Call! We will be going over the entries over the next several days.