No word yet from Crossed Genres. Based off of things said in their blog, I don't think my story's going to be accepted. Nothing definite. They haven't actually said, "We picked stories and alerted authors," and I just haven't heard anything. But my confidence is waning.
Talked to the Powers That Be at work yesterday to find out what would be involved in taking a leave of absence this summer. The good news is that it's doable. The bad news is that I cease accruing vacation/sick leave while I'm gone and, scarier still, after 30 calendar days of absence I lose insurance coverage. In theory, at 6 weeks, the workshop lasts about 42 days. Might be a day or two less if I get to subtract a weekend day off at the beginning because of the start time. But, yeah. Kinda scary. I'm still inclined to do it, but now I know there are other risks besides just not having a paycheck for six weeks.