After much consultation with my calendar, I have decided that I'm going to have to scrap the ghost story anthology I was going to do. I just don't have the time. I've been assigned 3 other anthologies (2 optimistically for this year, 1 for next), and I just can't fit this one in as well. Since I don't have the power to get rid of any of the others, I had to cut the ghost stories. I'm disappointed since that was the one I was most interested in. Everyone should have gotten their stories back by now. If you haven't that's disturbing. It means that I still have it somewhere. Not good.
I would like to reiterate that this decision was not based on the quality of the submissions. Quite a number of them I think would do well in the magazine market. I recommend Cricket over Highlights since they allow longer word lengths.
Thanks again for everyone's interest. Hopefully when life has calmed down I'll be able to resurrect the project.