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Kay Gale

WritersServices editor; worked for many years as freelance editor for number of publishers; also practising homeopath; website

The Slush pile

The ‘Slush Pile’

When I started working in publishing over thirty years ago it was part of my job to check through the pile of unsolicited manuscripts that arrived on a daily basis, and like every other enthusiastic young editorial assistant, I dreamed of finding the next bestseller in the ‘slush pile’. I was soon disillusioned for the reality is that of the thousands of new books that are sent to ‘The P  Read more

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