We all dread the slush pile. No one wants to get there, but sometimes one could get lucky.
An experienced editor bares it all:
On the first day of my new job in the editorial department of a small publishing house, I found a note from my predecessor. "Open all unsolicited manuscripts," it read. "Log them in the slush pile book. Read them and reject them." It was 1984.
Twenty-one years later, the climate appears to be changing.
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