If you are one of the authors who submitted a story to "The Christmas Spirit" you can find out the latest information by checking on their web site. http://www.christmasspiritbook.com/index.html
From the web site:
Thanks to everyone who sent in an entry for this project. We're overwhelmed by the responses we received. We will now review more than 300 entries and decide which stories we would like to put into the book. Of course, our editor has the final word.
We'll make our decision around September 15, and notify all entrants by email.
During the submission process, each entry was acknowledged and placed into our database. If you didn't receive an email of acknowledgment, that means we didn't receive your submission.
Please don't email to check on the status of your submission. We're busy reading, reading, reading.
We appreciate your participation and will be in contact with you soon.
All the best,
Cec and Marley