This will be the final Million Writers Award update before I release the top ten stories of the year and the public voting starts. I've now picked the top ten stories. What I'm doing now is trying to arrange for access to one of the selected stories, along with programming the public vote. Look for the stories to be posted either Monday or Tuesday. I know I've been slow with this year's award, and for that I apologize. But as much as I enjoy doing this award, it doesn't pay the bills (in fact, it generates a number of bills, so please consider donating to help support the effort). As such, it has to come after work and family obligations.