These lucky ten will have until noon EST, September 23, 2009, to submit their original stories. Same restriction as for the entry stories: Not more than 2500 words.
Drum roll, please...
In the order the names were drawn, the invitations go to:
A HUGE thank you to all of the applicants, you made Phase One of this competition more of a success than I dreamed. Already you have given me the hope and courage to dream about a second WGI.
Many thanks to J. Kingston Pierce, over yonder at The Rap Sheet, for his generosity in spreading the word about the WGI, as well as to the various e-zines and authors and bloggers and tweeters who did the same. I'll drink a celebratory tot to each of yez.
We now return to our regularly scheduled program.