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The SLQ aesthetic remains an ever-changing, ever-elusive set of principles, but it most likely has to do with these kinds of things:
language that surprises narratives that strive toward something other than a final punch line or twist pieces that add up to something, oftentimes (but not necessarily always) meaning or emotional resonance honest work that feels as if it has far more purpose than a writer wanting to write a story
We have a special place in our hearts, more often than not, for narratives we haven't seen before. For the more familiar stories—such as relationship break-ups, bar scenarios, terminal illnesses—we tend to need something original and urgent in the writer's presentation.
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 28 days
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There are 250 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 4.60 | Median: 4 | Max: 38
2.00% - avg 14 days
96.80% - avg 4 days(6.19% of rejections are personal)
There are 5 pending responses.
(0 min | 6 average | 2 median | 24 max days waiting)
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