Yesterday, I got my first tentative "Yes." I am beside myself with happiness and excitement at this author's tentative "yes" and him telling me how much he "loves the idea" of Grants Pass. He has even agreed to pass on the information to other well known authors who might like to write for it.
From there, I ended up in a conversation with another author/editor who has three novels under his belt so far and edits a couple of well known magazines. He has offered to link me up with an agent from a publishing house to talk about selling the anthology to them. If nothing else, we can sit down and have a discussion about what to do with the anthology once it is ready.
Sorry I can't say who it is yet. I will when the tentative yes become a definite yes.