To clarify my previous post on the Sybil’s Garage guidelines change, by “traditional” stories, we do not mean tropes or archetypes. Instead, we are looking for more stories with complete arcs. This website explains the elements of a story arc: http://www.musik-therapie.at/PederHill/Structure&Plot.htm. We don’t wish to suggest this is the only way, or the best way, to write a story. But it is, perhaps, the one readers are most familiar with, and one method we’d like to see more of in our slush pile.