A while back we ran a contest that we anticipated would unleash a barrage of garbage on par with a lit journal put together by home-schooled junior high students from Yeehaw Junction. It was deemed the Blank Issue and we promised the winner $1,000 or an internship at our esteemed publication, along with a few miscellaneous prizes for the runners-up. And yes, it prompted readers to foist their horrible story ideas, horrible DOs & DON'Ts captions, and horrible record reviews upon our poor, defenseless inboxes and the unsuspecting public. What we didn't expect was that a few of the submissions would turn out to be pretty decent. And what really blindsided us was the sheer volume of entries. So please accept our humblest apologizes for taking so long to select our favorites, but it's your fault for sending so many our way. (You can all stop doing that now, OK? We're done reading.) In a couple days we'll announce the winner, so all you who've been mouthing off in the comments about the whole thing being a scam can shut it. It's not a scam, we've just been a little busy doing a little something called "puttin' together a magazine."