We answered six questions about our editorial preferences on the Six Questions For… blog, where editors are interviewed about what they’re looking for. We list the top 3 things we look for in a submission, why a submission is rejected, and other details on the peculiarities of The Golden Key.
Here’s an excerpt from our interview:
Language is hugely important. Language that is surprising, refreshing, refined—even when it is raw. We look for work where writers have obviously made deliberate stylistic choices. Work where it’s clear this was the only possible way to tell this story. Stories and poems that did not get written accidentally the way they did.