I'm editing an anthology of ghost stories. What astonishes me is that I keep getting horror stories. By definition, a ghost story is a horror story. However, the reverse is not true. Only a small percentage of horror stories are ghost stories. But, unfortunately, I'm getting stories that don't have any ghosts in them. What the heck is wrong with these people? I seriously wonder what some of these so-called writers are smoking. It was the same deal when I was reading for Martian stories--34 stories came in that did not even mention Mars and had nothing to do with Mars. This is nothing new. But it sure is a baffling waste of time.
Another thing. Nobody ever sends editors cookies..