Thoughts about slush reading, an occasional series
Story quality varies inversely with the length of the cover letter beyond three lines.
Corollary: if your accomplishment doesn't have anything to do with writing fiction, I don't want to hear about it. Even if you won the Nobel Prize for Figure Skating in 1984.
Story quality varies inversely with the number of deviations from Standard Manuscript Format.
The most common problem in would-be writers' stories is lack of story-ness. I think I've mentioned this before. With respect to my own writing as well. It's hard to tell a good story. It's hard to tell an original story.
And now, the Communist
International in Serbo-Croatian. (mp3)
== shiryoku == eyesight
|Left radical is one radical form of 'show' (示), right radical is 'look' (見). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Look and see what's on show.'|