As editor, it was great fun to read all the stories in the publication. Just so people know, I'm currently accepting submissions
for the next volume until January 1st, 2012.
Honestly, Renee Carter Hall is an amazing writer. A lot of the stories in the collection are great, but hers shines. Hall manages to create a realistic world that cannot be told without anthropomorphism while getting some deep messages across to the reader. It's not a requirement in the fandom, no, but it helps set the genre apart from others