Damn. I take a brief internet hiatus and come back to find the landscape changed. My heart goes out to all of the Samhain authors here at AW and beyond. I'm still in the querying trenches, but Samhain has been on my radar for a while now. It was comforting to know there were viable options outside of the Big 5 and self-publishing. That pool seems to be getting smaller and smaller every year.