I would film your video and submit it. Casting is now year round, so who knows? If they loved you they could always help expediate things. Course, you COULD give yourself an early Xmas present and meet up before Jan.
Season 28 has finished running.
Season 29 will be casting now.
Season 30 is probably "unofficially" approved, what it will be is probably still to be determined.
But the point is that you are no longer tied to casting dates. Get your video in ASAP and someone will review it. What matters if you fit a specific NEED. Like a M/M or an older couple, or whatever. JUST DO IT.