Trabuco Road and the always-amusing slushpile

I’ve received word that one of my stories will be up in Trabuco Road in December. It’s a new market for literary speculative fiction, and so far it looks great. I particularly like the slushpile stats in the Forum. BK Dunn is tracking details about submissions, and the results are illuminating. It’s like a hint list for one of those interactive fiction games.

You are trying to figure out what the editor wants.

>n

You are trying to figure out what the editor wants. Make your setting stronger.

>n

You are trying to figure out what the editor wants. Engage the reader on an intellectual and emotional level.

>e

You are trying to figure out what the editor wants. Stop writing about cats.

>open grate

You have entered a dark place. You are likely to be eaten by something moist.

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