Okay, you guys. Last night I took my first look at the names behind the HERO2 submissions, and you all blow me away. We had submissions from some seriously well-published folks, some friends, and writers from all over the world. I’m so glad we did this blindly, because I know I would have been swayed, [...]
I’d say that contest-based reality television is a guilty pleasure for me, except that I don’t feel guilty about enjoying it. I’m talking about shows like Project Runway, Top Chef, and especially The Voice. As a reader of slush, I feel a certain kinship with the judges on these shows. They are also gatekeepers, deciding [...]
Rejectomancy is the art of holding a form rejection letter up to the light and peering between the lines to try to divine more information about what the agent or editor really meant than the message itself provides. This weekend at FOGcon, on the “You Are Not Your Rejection Slips” panel, I learned a lot [...]
Doing a bit of catch-up here… I did a fun guest post for the Dead Robots Society, which can be found here. It’s all about adding value to your query and succeeding in the slush pile. Enjoy!
I didn’t receive many queries during the two weeks of open submissions, but I wasn’t expecting many. I only opened the gates to the listeners of the Podioracket interview I did on Blog Talk Radio, for one thing, and any announcement that doesn’t receive much publicity won’t get much of a response. And it was [...]