Friday, July 16, 2010

The Slush Pile

I'm in a little bit of a post-conference-attendance stupor. "To Deprave and Corrupt" was an outstanding conference with kudos to Simone Murray and Patrick Spedding from Monash's Centre for the Book. It was one of those conferences which inspired you to arrive home at the end of a long day and yet still switch on the computer to do just a bit of research. I'm finding myself more and more intrigued by the idea of research into who really was reading fairy tales in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. So many assumptions about reading habits are proving false in light of new evidence as old records become more readily accessible with digitalisation.

But for today, I'll leave the blog with this site, Slush Pile Hell, "a grumpy literary agent wades through query fails." Learn from the mistakes of others.

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