I talk of a plague which is upon writers, not zombie books this time. Something worse, s this plague is as insidious as it is vile.
I talk of Asian establishments, which make English speaking people PAY - yes, we have to pay -- to prove we can write English, when the people judging have no idea how to write.
I have been on many sites, and the commonality of them is the over abundance of Asians, they are like maggots on a corpse. Only the other day, I applied for a writing job, at the time I applied I was the only person applying. Within ten minutes over twenty Asians had applied for the same job.
Most of the people have degrees have Universities which are little more than high schools, the establishments require a set % of passes to retain their status, so anything goes. A good example being one story I was asked to read. This was a short (five page) story, which I gave up on after two pages. The reason was the writer spent the whole first going over one point. In a short story you can't waste time going into too much detail, it's a short story not an epic. This lady has a BA in Creative Writing.
To write a good short story, you need to be able to write precise', in other words say a lot in a few words. As I always say about my writing, I write like Mickey Spillane, not Jane Austen. I have nothing against Ms. Austen's work, but I have got used to keeping the story flowing with action. I can write longer stories, my recent e-book A Sailor's Love, is by far my longest at 35,000 words.