Simple question, really?
But does it have a simple answer?
I received two rejections in the last month that stated (and I'm paraphrasing here): not a horror story. (for different pieces at different markets--and I know the market can make a huge difference)
So what is it that makes a horror story?
I don't find myself horrified at schlock, gore, or weirdo sex, no matter how bizarre. Usually these things just disgust me. Disgust, in my opinion, is not the same as horror--but I know not everyone agrees.
Just wondering what those of you out in blog-land think.