Damning the Slush Pile

Commissioning bad manuscripts can be almost as much fun as good ones. Over at Slush Pile Hell they’re letting loose with a few snarky responses dodgey manuscript submissions.

When an author is told that the Lord himself impelled them to write a book, Slush Pile Hell retorts with “I talked to God. He said he was just messing with you.” And when an author tells them “No one can put this manuscript down and not finish reading it”, Slush Pile Hell feels obliged to succinctly answer: “Just did.” Writers may wince but it’s a great insight into the time-poor wit at the end of the red pen.