Since I've been writing with a serious eye, I've been in a constant struggle to categorize the sort of stories that I produce.
Why the need? Shouldn't you just write the stories you want to write and not worry about it. Wouldn't that be great if I worked that way mentally? Wouldn't that be great, too, if that's the way the publishing indusgry worked?
First, I need to know who to send my stuff. There's no more certain waste of time than sending material to the wrong publisher or publication.
Second, I can't possibly be the only one writing the stuff I do and, frankly, I'm not interested in being the trailblazer of a new genre if I am. So, assuming I'm not alone, I'd love to read others' works and chat with them about how best to proceed professionally.
The problem then is what is my work exactly?
Well, it's two things -- literary and weird.
I've got a story about a man whose head lives on a stump in a remote forest; one...
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