Category Archives: Slushpiles

How (NOT) to Submit Fiction

My long-time pal, Hayden Trenholm (we went to Mount A together in the early 70s), is a successful sci-fi author recently turned sci-fi publisher. Although he only acquired Bundoran Press before Christmas, he’s already wading through the slush-pile. And what … Continue reading

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Star Whacking

I’m not quite sure what to make of the Charlie Sheen meltdown, other than I hope someone keeps him far away from Randy Quaid.  (Quaid, by the way, has apparently penned a song about celebrity Star Whackers and may be entering a … Continue reading

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Basic Querying – Ten Tips

I realized, as a result of some of the comments made to this blog (and as a regular contributor to various threads in Absolute Write Water Cooler) that a lot of aspiring authors don’t actually know why they need an agent, how … Continue reading

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A visit to Slushpile Hell

As all aspiring writers know, rejection letters are the often generic, sometimes personal, and occasionally cruel, letters and emails sent  by an agent to let you know that your manuscript didn’t meet the mark. I’ve posted elsewhere, in Dealing with … Continue reading

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