Some of you are probably wondering why compiling the anthology is taking so long.
The process has been long: I launched the project July 2018 and it's now December 2020. However, we're more than half way to the goal of 1,764 accepted stories.
There are only a few reasons it's taking a long time rather than 42 of them.
1) When I first launched the anthology, it was also during my master's program (teaching English to speakers of other languages), and add a full time job, so I'd send stories to editors and readers for votes during my breaks from school. Now, I'm in a PhD program, studying Applied Linguistics and researching technology-based motivation for EFL learners. As such, I only have three times a year to send your stories to the voters and email responses which are: