Thank you for sending us ‘Wodehouse Blues’ yesterday. I’m sorry to say it’s not quite the right fit for TSS as we skew to CNF that is on the more personal side – although it was a thoroughly enjoyable read and sent me on a hunt through via Google to find out more about the mysterious Guy Preston.
As a whole, I felt the piece might benefit from more focus on either a tighter exploration of who the author is or a more academic close read of one of his short stories – The Inn, perhaps. That said, the digressive nature of your work does have a charm and may well suit other journals – in particular those with an emphasis on horror etc.
I hope you may find the above useful – they are thoughts and suggestions only. As someone who writes and submits work myself, it’s worth repeating that it’s very much a subjective matter.
If you’ve found the experience of submitting to TSS a good one, I would be very grateful if you could share this on any social media you have, as well as with writer friends and colleagues. We’ve been on hiatus for a few years and so we’re looking to spread the word that we’re publishing once again. Any help is appreciated. We’ve also to a tip jar to cover website costs & coffee and are always grateful for any help in that direction too.
Thank you again for sending us your work and have a lovely weekend,