Mud Luscious Press has accepted 2 of the 136 submissions received in the last few weeks. & while all of our rejections have personal notes of some sort, the most common reason for rejection is the heaviness or thickness of a writer’s exposition.
Some examples from declined work:
‘Unlike so many other mornings, today I feel refreshed and rested.’
‘You park the car, approach the house, and are about to unlock the sliding front door when you find your face reflected in the glass.’
‘She gave up and called him. Called him anyway.’
Do writers understand what we mean when we say ‘exposition’? Are there other journals fighting the same battle? Am I just ranting to a wall? Am I wrong?
J. A. Tyler & Mud Luscious Press