The deadline for the Writers of the Future 1st Quarter of 2012 was last Saturday. I did get my story in on time, only a few hours before midnight.
The tragic thing is that I finished that story in mid November. Then I sent it to my readers with no real deadline to respond. Then I got busy with the Holidays. Then I realized that it was due at the end of the weak and I quickly gathered what responses I could from my readers just in time to edit, polish, tear apart, and rebuild my story in time to turn it in.
So far my goal to turn in a story every three months is intact.