As anybody who has something cooling its heels in our submission process knows, we’ve been behind on reading submissions, both of the unsolicited and requested varieties. I am delighted to report that we now have a partial solution: Intern Angela Still has taken on the daunting task of reading slush and routing it appropriately. You can read more about her, and join us in feeling like a total slacker once you do, on the website.
As for the requested submissions, our failure to perform in that area is entirely my fault. I am hopeful of making more headway in that area, now that we have gone into a quieter period, what with the holidays and all. In partial compensation for taking so blessed long, I am planning to do a series of blog posts about the manuscripts I’m reading, because I know that sort of thing is helpful to writers who are trying to read editorial tea leaves.
If your manuscript is languishing on my desk, fear not! I shall not out anyone with quotes or other telling details. But hearing a bit about my process and the things that push my buttons will, it seems, be useful.
Thanks to everyone who has been and remains patient with me as I try to clear this log jam. In the mean time, I am celebrating the fact that slush is moving again, thanks to the tender offices of Angela.