The first screw-up of this year's Million Writers Award is now behind us. Turns out "Summon, Bind, Banish" by Nick Mamatas, which was selected as a notable story, was only reprinted last year in Apex Magazine. The story was originally published in the anthology Bandersnatch, edited by Paul Tremblay and Sean Wallace and published by Prime Books in 2007.
This is entirely our mistake; Apex had clearly labeled the story as a reprint and both myself and the judge who selected the story missed this. In order to avoid any controversy--"Hey, that story ain't eligible so what's it doing competing against legit stories?"--Nick Mamatas asked me to remove it from the list of notable stories. Thanks to Nick for being so cool about this screw up.