And just like that, the greatest ever opportunity to join the table of contents of the greatest of Sword & Sorcery anthologies (without Robert E. Howard or Karl Edward Wagner in it) has passed.

That’s right: the Open Call for NEITHER BEG NOR YIELD campaign backers closed at 12noon CST, Thursday, October 19th, 2023. Now we’ll all await with bated breath the passing of the long weekend before…

…the announcing of the selected story and author…

…on Monday, October 23rd, 2023, THE DAY OF MIGHT!

Who will be joining the NBNY lineup?
Image by tirachard on Freepik provided the title clipart above 

The submission stats:

  • 23 submissions received, just under 10% of eligible storytellers who backed the Kickstarter campaign
  • 18 requests for full stories, so about a 78% request rate / 22% decline rate

I will be reading and evaluating which story best fits within NEITHER BEG NOR YIELD over the weekend. Sometime Sunday, 10/22/23, I will send an offer to accept to the storyteller who best delivers the S&S Attitude I’m seeking. Come Monday, The Day of Might, the rest of the world will learn who that author is.