I think that sums up what it's been like to read the submissions for Fae just about perfectly. You know, I've been reading submissions and communicating with their authors for nearly seven years now and in those seven years I have rarely come across as remarkable a set of submissions (and submitters). I said on twitter:
At the risk of jinxing myself -- everyone I've dealt with in regard to #FaeAnthology (even those whose work I passed on) has been phenomenal
— Rhonda Parrish (@RhondaParrish) December 31, 2013
And that wasn't just empty words or silly flattery. It was 100% completely true. To everyone who submitted to Fae, thank you. Thank you for offering me the privilege of reading and considering your work and thank you for being awesome.