It's sad really. I've been working on my ghost story anthology. The bad stories were extra bad this time around. I've edited anthologies many times over a very long period of time. It just amazes me how bad the story submissions keep getting. It seems every new project, the bad stories just get worse. It's no longer just poor writing or a moronic plot. Now it's people who do not have a basic command of the English language. It's like most of the writers are third graders. Basic concepts like a paragraph elude them. They've certainly never looked at a writing book and seen a model manuscript. Nope. Unbridled gibberish seems to be the norm. I guess they don't bother to teach basic composition in school any longer.
Oh there some good stories out there and there are still people who know how to write. They just seem to be dwindling in number.