I'm probably one of the lone Scribes here that is sending a ton of stuff out to the professional short story market, but in case anyone else is doing the same thing I thought I'd throw this idea out there... I'm not getting ANY feedback from editors on why my short stories aren't making the cut. I've only gotten the form rejection letters. I'm making two assumptions from this lack of feedback: 1. My grammar and over all story telling isn't to blame (most of the time) 2. It's a matter of taste (I'm either waaaay behind the curve or so far ahead of it, but either way my taste is not the market's taste) I know editors are not responsible for telling me anything about my story, which is why I'd like to find a group/make a group that does just that. I'm not looking for general critiques, as most of the time I can find the spots that are iffy and make them better. I'm looking for specific reasons this short story may not be salable, so I can fix it and sell it. I'm, of course, willing to do the same in return for short stories and/or novel queries (the first five to ten pages that an agent would see). Is anyone else interested in doing this kind of put on an imaginary editor's hat and give reasons for why something might be rejected? I should point out that I'm not the bitter type, even as I am frustrated by my lack of feedback. I will say "but what's wrong with this one?" without attacking the person providing the feedback or justifying (too much) the choices I made within the story. I'm looking for similarly minded people. Also, if something like this exists out there, please let me know!