We recently changed the submission deadline from December 31st to December 1st, and there was some miscommunication between the staff about exactly when the cut-off time was for the January 2010 issue.
To clarify, the submission deadline was Tuesday, December 1st at midnight EST. All submissions received on the 1st will be considered. Receipt emails are going out this morning.
We apologize for any confusion. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at info(at)wingedhalo.com