What Is Pubmission?
We're a new approach to the submissions process for publishers and authors.
- Sortable online submissions (Cut response times!)
- Editorial feedback on submissions
- Free submissions to our searchable database
- An on/off button for managing direct submissions
- Marketing & web services
Visit Pubmission.com to get out from under the slush pile!
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Tag Archives: slush pile
Last year, the Wall Street Journal announced the death of the slush pile. Today, it’s providing last rites for the publishing industry. Continue reading
Do you know where you stand in the slush pile? Where do you turn for help? Continue reading
Are your submission guidelines working the way you’d like them to? There’s no way to know unless you record some key metrics. Continue reading
BookExpo was well worth it. I’ve been to so many publishing conventions, I couldn’t begin to list them all, but this was my first BEA. So, I thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on the show as I decompress. Continue reading
There are always a few of us that get through the slush pile, that actually make it into publication, and you want to shout from the rooftops that yes, indeed, it can be done! Continue reading
To keep Pubmission free, we have to keep our overhead and marketing expenses low. So that’s why we need you to help us spread the word. Continue reading
A new slide show highlighting some of Pubmission’s key features. It shows how we think it can help editors and agents save a bunch of unnecessary admin time when it comes to managing submissions. Continue reading
If you require submitters to jump through too many hoops, hoops that have nothing to do with judging talent, you’ll discourage writers (good and bad) from taking the time to submit work to you. Continue reading
Does slush-pile dread impede your productivity? What if your editors were excited to review submissions? Continue reading
Will the profession of writing become a career option only for the elite few who can afford it? Continue reading
Pubmission has added a new feature that lets publisher members export their entire slush pile onto their own computers as a comma separated value (CSV) file. This archive of all your submissions opens easily in your spreadsheet, database, or word processing software. Continue reading
What acquisitions editors need—what the publishing industry as a whole needs—is a way to transform our method of discovering new writing talent from a passive to a more active process. Continue reading
Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that it was replacing publisher David Rosenthal with Jonathon Karp, currently the editor at the Hachette imprint Twelve. I’ve been following Karp’s successes at Twelve since its inception five years ago. (See my previous entry: … Continue reading
No. It’s a valid question, but there’s definitely an important distinction between a literary agent and Pubmission. Literary agents act solely on a writer’s behalf. They help writers connect with publishers and negotiate contracts. Like an agent, Pubmission helps writers … Continue reading
My wife yells at me. “Why do you keep reading that if you think it’s crap?” I shrug. But I know why. I keep going because somehow, somewhere, I’m going to find the reason why this calamity of a book … Continue reading
“I think there’s an anxiety provoked by that, that if I’m dealing with hundreds of submissions, how am I ever going to make it. But I really do believe that there’s no gimmick or trend to make a submission pop, … Continue reading