When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to release an anthology of writing, many decisions must be made. What form will the anthology take? Modern publishing offers options to the inexperienced anthologist, and so we must choose: print-on-demand, e-book, enhanced e-book, twittered book, handwritten + scanned book, a book released as edible foam, or as stained glass window, a skywritten book, a scratch-and-sniff book, or a book that grows legs and walks away.
More importantly, what to put in it? While it’s fun to say, “We want what is new,” or “We want what is exciting,” neither of those declarations are helpful to the submitter. Where does that leave the old and boring? The unclassifiable? The mouldering? We want what you have, whatever that might be. Send us your ragged, your unparagraphed, your experimental. Send us your instruction manuals. Send us your romances. Send us your travelogues. Send us your conversations. Send us your saddest texts. Send us your fake resumes. Send us your recipes. Send us your love letters, your complaints, and your songs of indifference. Send us your lunch poems.