I'm sure a number of people are wondering if the Million Writers Award has gone MIA, but don't worry--I'm still reading through the 164 notable stories. I have now read 122 stories and have some 40 odd stories left to go. I expect to finish and have the top ten up by the end of next week.
One reason this has taken longer than expected is there are more notable stories to read than in previous years. Also, there are a ton of great stories in this year's list, meaning I'm going back and rereading quite a few of them. So thanks for the patience and check back next week.