I just hired an intern. Or “hired,” more like–she’s just doing this for the experience. But it’ll be great to have a little help every week with organization and reader reports.

Also, my reading backlog is slowly clearing out this week and next–if I have something from you to consider for Tor, you should either be hearing from me soon… or maybe not so soon but sooner than later. If it’s something that I will be taking to the next level of consideration and doesn’t need further work, it might take a little more time, of course. For those that I might have questions on, hopefully we’ll be discussing those in the next week or two. Thanks for your patience.

And wow, there are a lot of you out there who need critiques this week! That’s wonderful! I’m glad to help. But given how much attention I’ve gotten due to LTUE last week and Cynthia Leitich Smith’s interview, I’ll be a little slower than normal due to volume and the need to juggle other non-critique projects. It’s stretching to a 2-5 business day turnaround at the moment, though it fluctuates. Thanks for your patience, too.