Got an email from Greg Beal today that confirmed my entry into the Nicholl Fellowship competition. Did everyone get this or was it just the applicants who entered online?
I'm a little puzzled because the email says "thus far" there are 4891 entries. Thus far? The deadline for entering has passed. Wonder what he means by "thus far"? Somebody get on Wordplay and post that question, will ya? Greg Beal lurks around there and usually gives thoughtful replies.
Last year, it seems like the number of entries was over 6800 so I certainly wouldn't complain if there are 2000 fewer competitors. The letter says first round judging should be done by the end of July and we should get a report around August 1st.