Tuesday, January 17, 2006


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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

From The Belly of The Blog

Want to get inside a literary agent's head? Mosey along to Miss Snark's blog and read "The Tipping Point." 10+ reasons why she passes on manuscripts.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Coal Miners Deaths

In honor of the twelve coal miners who lost their lives and the one who lays in a coma, I wanted to post this quote by George Orwell.

"The comforts of civilisation, the light and heat we take for granted, depend on men toiling deep below the earth's surface to mine narrow seams of coal."

My heart goes out to the families.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Publishers toss Booker winners into the reject pile

Interesting experiment conducted by The British Sunday Times.

Typed manuscripts of the opening chapters of Naipaul’s In a Free State and a second novel, Holiday, by Stanley Middleton, were sent to 20 publishers and agents.

None appears to have recognised them as Booker prizewinners from the 1970s that were lauded as British novel writing at its best. Of the 21 replies, all but one were rejections.