Everyone told me it would happen, but I swore it wouldn’t, but it has, so now I’m sad to say, my wedding has overrun my life. Every moment of the day seems to be devoted to some wedding detail. From bridal portraits to wedding favors, I seem to be sucked into a bottomless pit of wedding.

“And this affects me how?” you’re wondering. Well, until further notice I”m having to suspend my reading of all slush from all houses. I’ve already taken all mine back to Blooming Tree where it’s being distributed amongst everyone else (adult editors included for the YAs), and my CBAY submissions are accumulating into a nice pile, a nice tall pile, all unpoened. With this backlog accumuating it will be months before I can get through everything. If this will be a problem, feel free to withdraw your manuscript from consideration. I promise not to be offended. I feel my response time has gotten abysmally long since I’ve overextended myself. I understand.

Also, to be fair to those I’ve already recieved, there is a brief moratorium on CBAY submissions. I will not be accepting any general manuscripts, only ones for the Ghost Anthology and only ones labeled as such. Everything else will be returned unopened. As soon as I’ve caught up on the backlog, I’ll open CBAY back up.

Thanks for the understanding.

19 days until the wedding.

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