Just for kicks, here is a list of trends that we’ve been noticing in our submission stacks lately:

Stories set in the 50s and 60s: It’s fun to insist that this is due to the popularity of Madmen, even if it’s not true.

Stories about ghosts: And we published one of these—Micah Riecker’s “The Drowned Girl”—and it is going to get its own special blog post here in a week or so.

Nonfiction about incest.

We don’t have any poetry trends right now because we’re experiencing a weird dearth of poetry submissions. What gives?

Of course, this isn’t meant to discourage your masterpiece about an advertising firm run by ghosts who have crushes on their siblings. Especially if it’s a poem.

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