Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters — you have 15 days. Submissons for Monsters & Mormons are due no later than midnight (PDT) Friday, Oct. 1, to email@example.com. Please remember to go over the submissions guidelines one more time to make sure everything is in place before you submit.
If you have already submitted: awesome. Thanks so much.
If you are in process: best of luck finishing things up, and we very much look forward to reading whatever it is you’ve come up with.
If you haven’t even started yet: you know, it’s actually not too late. It’s entirely possible to write a short story in one evening. Now a better method would be to draft it this weekend, get a quick turnaround on some reader comments and revise it a couple of times the following weekend. But whatever path you take, decide to make the journey now. And get started. You just may surprise yourself (and, hopefully, us as well). But even if your story is terrible, well, what a marvelous learning experience for you!