When is a March 1st deadline really a February 29th deadline?
When it is the closing date for submission of paper abstracts to the SBL Annual Meeting!
I noted the strangeness of this last year and sure enough Chris Brady has received an SBL e-mail containing the following (I didn't get one so I am not sure what that says about the difference between me and Chris):
"Don’t forget, the Call for Papers
CallForPapers.aspx?MeetingId=12 closes at midnight, Eastern US time, on Friday, February 29."
I guess this has been happening for so long that no-one submits their paper on the 1st March. But I'd love to know what happens to anyone who does. Do they ever argue about this ridiculous practice?
For the record, there seems to be new sessions that were not in the original call for papers, so you might want to take a look.