Thursday, March 17, 2011

Confessions of a Slush Reader

Wondering how to grab an editor's interest with that first paragraph? Or what makes them reach for their reject slip before getting as far as the second page?

Shimmer Magazine has posted an awesomely informative essay, Confessions of a Slush Reader: Why Should I Care? written by Clarion grad, Asimov's writer and Apex slush reader, The Ferret, outlining many of the common mistakes as well as offering detailed examples of how to fix them.

Many thanks to my Clarion buddy, Marguerite Croft, for pointing this one out to me.


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