One of my stories, a weird piece of alternate history, will be the story for November 6th. I am not yet sure what date the other story has. Too bad I didn't get the 5th (Remember, remember...) but here are some famous things that happened on November 6th:
1985: The American press blows open the Iran-Contra scandal
1861: Jefferson Davis is elected the president of The Confederate States of America
1943: The Soviet army recaptures Kiev
OK, November 6th isn't all that interesting. But it is the birthday of John Phillip Sousa and Yip Man! And now it is the date on which people will read my work!
In closing here is a great quote from Phillip Pullman, who some people think is Satan Incarnate (from the comments I heard at the bookstore after his trilogy was published). He's my new hero though. He hates stupidity as much as I do. Sadly, sometimes it seems to me that stupidity is getting the upper hand in this struggle.
"The book is second only to the wheel as the best piece of technology human beings have ever invented. A book symbolises the whole intellectual history of mankind; it's the greatest weapon ever devised in the war against stupidity."
--Author Philip Pullman in a speech at the Library Campaign's conference, printed in the Bookseller