A few things about deadlines: the deadline for submissions for the first issue of Dewclaw is now March 1, unless I told you April 1. This issue is getting full!
Submissions that I receive after March 1 will be considered for the next issue.
A deadline that has passed seems like the silliest thing, just some trinket, but a deadline that has yet to happen is a tyrant.
Anyway, for Dewclaw, March 1 is a tyrant dressed in trinkets.
(“a cage went in search of a bird” is Kafka.)