Last month we announced that City Paper will publish its first-ever fiction issue in 2013. (Thanks to DCist for spreading the word, and to the DCist commentariat for making the obvious joke.) We checked with Richard Peabody, the institutional memory of the D.C. literary community, about that “first” thing—-City Paper has published fiction in the past, he says, but doesn’t recall a dedicated issue.

We’ve been pleased by the responses so far, and we have some fun things planned around the issue. But if you want in, now’s the time to start taking it seriously: The deadline to submit your story is midnight, Nov. 1. See our announcement post for details on what we’re looking for.