Here's a great question from one of the anonymice:
I am wondering if it's common for Glimmer Train to send a link to their Editor's Perspective page with their form rejections.
I clicked on the link they sent me thinking it might go to my account where an editor had left some actual feedback, but it turned out to be a 6-page manifesto of why nobody is good enough for them. For every example on the cite of why a piece might have failed to capture them, I can think of a timeless short story that commits the same sin. But the most pretentious part of it was their various takes on Literary Fiction. Here is a gem:
'Although plot is lower on the literary totem pole than in, say, a mystery, what goes on in a story must follow some logic.'
I know they don't mean that plot is unimportant, but that's an odd comparison to me; it could be construed that they think Literary Fiction = plotless fiction. But they do publish many plotless doozies, so maybe they really DO think literary = plotless.
Those chicks need to get over themselves in a bad way. Does everybody get this link?