We’ve been getting quite a few submissions that are not conforming to guidelines, particularly authors who are too old to submit to this magazine or who haven’t read the part about us using Paypal as the paying method (and that will be our only method of payment) and people submitting too much all at once.

Please read the guidelines. We’re not obsessive about them, but there are simply things in there that we’d appreciate you follow, and if you follow all of the guidelines it makes your submission look much better. The big one is not submitting too much at one time. Two poems OR a short story OR a play. No more. You can submit more if you get rejected, but not all at once.

For those of you who have been telling us your age in your email: keep doing so, because it’s thoughtful.

Thank you!