Please note: Since we opened to literary-speculative submissions, we’ve received emails from several submitters telling us how great their writing is. Writers, this does not help your chances. Please allow us to make decisions based on the merits of the work itself. Keep in mind we have a team of readers (7, in fact) and successful stories must find favor with at least a majority, and optimally all of us, and that although we are all well trained and experienced in the art of fiction, the process is still highly subjective.