A nice article about AWCS appeared on Suite 101 today.
Check it out.
Also if you haven't already, check out the Freshwater Pearls Online Supplement website that goes along with the 30th anniversary celebrations and the launch of the Freshwater Pearls anthology. The cover has been selected and the online submissions are starting to appear along with some snippets of what is between the pages of the print copy. A must read for sure.