Monday, March 16, 2009
"Three authors have secured publishing deals after being discovered on internet ‘slush pile’ Authonomy. GILES NEWINGTON asks if this is the future for aspiring writers
‘BEAT THE SLUSH” – that’s the slogan, or the promise, of website Authonomy.com, aimed at writers whose unsolicited manuscripts would otherwise sit unwelcomed and unread for many months before, usually, getting the most cursory of glances from junior publishing house staff.
Set up last year by editors at HarperCollins as a means of democratising the publishing process (or of using the reading public to do their talent-spotting for them), the venture now appears to have borne fruit, with the announcement of five-figure publishing deals for three authors discovered on the online slush pile."
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