EAGLE ART AND BAF UNIQUENESS
It appears that Scott Eagle will be able to do an original piece for The Situation, coming in late spring 2008 from PS Publishing. Fairly sure it'll be an absolutely beautiful (and disturbing) wrap-around. I still don't know why more people don't use Eagle for books.
In others news, pretty much all of the year's best fantasy/SF/horror contents have been announced and thus far there is overlap of exactly one story with exactly one anthology (YBFH) between Best American Fantasy and the others. This justifies, I think, our focus and the anthology in general. Whereas there is significant overlap between the contents of other fantasy anthos, ours is almost completely unique. Not only that, this is the highest quality material I've ever been associated with as an editor, and I've seen some remarkable stuff.