We have been very quiet as our team has been *heads down* on too many projects to list, but one we will be testing for the first time on the days leading up to Father’s Day:
Here’s the problem: A major holiday is upon us and a few dozen authors will submit articles either the few days prior to or on the holiday itself. Normally they would get approved in the normal course of business, but these articles are very timely for our readers and therefore should be given priority.
Thus, we created a system that will allow us to prioritize holiday articles that are sent in late to be given priority on the days prior to or on the day of the holiday if an editor chooses to work that day.
Yes, it is better to send in holiday themed articles at least 7-21 days prior to a holiday, if not sooner.