So I need to wait 90 days — less however many days I’ve been active — and post four more entries asides from this post in order to be considered for [redacted]. I believe that gives me a deadline of February 11th, 2008. That seems like a fairly reasonable expectation. Of course, I’m plagued with the options of posting previous essays and works or starting from scratch. I know I’d like to submit my work to magazines and other such publications, so I definitely need to ensure I won’t ruin my chances of being published in case I’ve already published a work here. On the other hand, I really doubt I would submit my work to publications that don’t respect my intellectual property rights to begin with. Technically I’m well within my rights as an author to publish my work in my blog AND submit it to other entities while maintaining intellectual property rights.
I suppose I will spend a couple days deliberating my options.