Our submissions team have been working their collective hides off for a year and a half without break to find the best in short grimdark fiction to put in front of you. I reckon they've earned a break, don't you?
From the 20th of December 2015 to the 10th of January 2015 (AEST), inclusive, the GdM submissions inbox will be closed.
We'll spend a little time catching up on the entries already in there, but -- if we're being completely honest here -- a fair bit more time having a breather, recharging the batteries, and either living it up in our singlets, pluggas, and footy shorts with an ice cold frothy under the burning sun, or wrapped up to the eyeballs in scarves with a steaming mug of mulled wine to fight off the cold (depending on which GdMer you talk to), hanging with our family and mates over the holiday season.
Any entries received during this period won't be read and the emails deleted; sorry folks. You'll get an automated response to let you know that your submission won't be read, and will be deleted without being read, and that'll be it. The only exception will be submission queries. Responses to submission enquiries will be slow during this period. Please have patience with us.
To all of you: I wish you a safe and fun holiday season. Tell your mates you love 'em, enjoy each beer as if it's your last, and remember the world isn't black and white, it's seven billion shades of grey*.
Adrian and the GdM team.
*take that E.L. James you narrow-minded bugger.