Secrets of the Slush Pile

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To celebrate the launch of Book Bound’s 2018 writing retreat and the exciting news that applications are open from Jan 9th we are hosting a unique and free online event on Tuesday 23rd Jan at 20.30 called Secrets Of The Slush pile.

In this free 1-hour session, the four Book Bound founders will give you an authentic sense of how the slush pile works by drawing on their many years’ experience as editors and publishers. We will be critiquing submissions live and will offer you tips on how to stand out and what things to avoid.

Attendees of the webinar will be able to ask questions via online chat and we will also be recording the session so you can refer back to it for a limited time.

Those that are interested in having their submission critiqued are asked to submit a one-page query letter, plus the first page of their manuscript [300 words or less]. We cannot guarantee that every submission will be critiqued but to be in with a chance the materials must be submitted and received by 09.00 on 18th Jan 2018.

You will need a Facebook account to watch this online event. We will be streaming live on Facebook, from our Book Bound Retreat page:

You can arrive "on the page" from about 20.00, and we'll be there trying to help with any technical issues. We'll kick off right at 20.30.

Please register your interest in the event by signing up for a free ticket on this page.

If you'd like us to review your individual submission package in depth during the livestream -- we'd love to! We'll only have time to discuss a limited number of submission packages we receive, but if you are interested, please send your cover letter and the first 300 words only to our Book Bound email address: with the subject line SUBMISSION FOR REVIEW and the text in the body of the email.

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