When submitting stories to Electric Spec please send us speculative stories. This means there must be some kind of science-fiction-y, fantastic, horror-ible, or supernatural something. I must admit one story got past me in the last issue. The story in question had a bunch of magic--but it turned out it was fake magic. Bummer.
I've rejected a few non-speculative stories in recent weeks. If in doubt, for example your story could be historical OR it could be a fantasy (on another planet?), throw in an extra moon in the sky or something to make it easy on us editors.