A Note About Time

In just a few hours, we’ll spring forward an hour (here) on the East Coast of the United States. For those of you who live in parts of the world that do not use Daylight Savings Time, this is the day when we lose an hour of sleep in an effort to gain more daylight.

On Sunday, March 11th, we will switch from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) beginning at 2:00 a.m. This means there will be one less hour to slice (23 hours instead of 24) for all Slicers tomorrow only. Of course, the time change (EDT) will remain for the rest of the challenge so everyone — regardless of where they live in the world — will have the same 24 hours to write, share, and give.

The daily call for slice of life stories goes live at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time daily. Since we have participants on six continents, we consider the day over at midnight Eastern Time. Hence, comments can close as early as 12:00 a.m. (the following day) since the post has been live for 24 hours. Often, the daily call for slice of life stories will stay open until the next morning since our co-author team is usually sleeping just after midnight (since we all live in the Eastern Time Zone). If you are posting the link to your slice of life story after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, then you should go to the next day’s call for slice of life stories and leave your link there.