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I didn’t want to have to do this, but I’ve now received something over 600 submissions, which is more than double what I expected. It’s insane. Twenty more appear every time I open Gmail. And it’s now preventing me from getting on with the business of opening the site.

So I’m declaring a temporary but open-ended closure on submissions. I’ll open submissions again in a few months, probably, but I’m in danger right now of losing crucial work time to sorting through submissions, and, with half a dozen comics projects and two tv projects of my own, I can’t afford to do that.

This doesn’t apply to people I’ve already spoken to individually about work. Everyone else, I’m afraid, is going to have to wait until I’ve got the place up and running.

I’m aware there are a few hundred people still waiting for responses from me — I’ll get to you eventually, I swear. In at least ten cases, it’s your own fault for sending me 15-meg zipfiles. But now I need to get on with the process of assembling the site and proceeding towards launch. Which is the point, after all.

Please spread this far and wide.

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