Well, I got into a hell of a writing groove, and cranked out a short story (1900 words) in a couple of hours for the conbook. Then I got home and checked the guidelines for submission.
From AC's webpage: "Text submissions should be no more than one thousand words. Stories or articles that are over length without prior authorization may be rejected without consideration."
I'll see if I can trim it down some, but I'm not entirely sure that's possible. Sure, the dialogue tends to be long-winded, but then it's mostly dialogue. Dammit, I should have checked the submission guidelines ahead of time.
Man, what a buzzkill...
-- That's Fahrenheit. For those of you in Canada and the UK, it was a little under 13 degrees Celsius on the way up and 10 on the way back. Hey, as many cold days as we've had lately, that's pretty friggin' nice.
-- Emphasis mine.