Turn those rejections into acceptances—and contracts.
“Dear Author, Your story does not meet our needs at this time . . .”
You know your story is good, but still it was rejected. Over and over again. What are you doing wrong? Are the odds against you?
How can an author climb to the top of a pile of competing manuscripts and actually catch an editor’s attention?
Slushpile Memories gives you inside information and practical tips on how to make your manuscript stand out, how to demonstrate your professionalism, and how to separate yourself from the amateurs.
# 1 international bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson has over 23 million copies of his books in print, and he has edited numerous anthologies, including the three bestselling science fiction anthologies of all time. Bringing his unique perspective as both a writer and an editor, he shares pragmatic tips on how to avoid mistakes that will get your work rejected out of hand. He also recounts hair-raising anecdotes of slushpile disasters, as well as personal stories to help a writer understand the challenges, and the hope, of finally getting accepted.
Learn to look at the slushpile from the editor’s perspective, understand the hot button mistakes, and show the mark of a genuine pro author that any editor will want to work with.
An epic of the first manned mission to Mars, created by political mastermind Allen Drury, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Advise and Consent.
After showing us the deep inner workings of Washington politics, Allen Drury turns his keen, dissecting eye on a complex space mission—the drama, the suspense, and the politics of America’s race to put the first human on the planet Mars.
Mission Commander Conrad Trasker faces countless problems and challenges—a maverick veteran astronaut who demands a place on the crew; a moody, crusading doctor, whose refusal to cooperate jeopardizes the lives of his crewmates; a union leader who tries to sabotage the flight for sinister political purposes; and a constant barrage of criticism from ambitious politicians and the nation’s media.
Against this background, Trasker and Planetary Fleet One plunge toward their rendezvous deep in interplanetary space . . . and a crisis that threatens not only the lives of the crew, but the entire future of American leadership in space.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Ink, the Rot and Ruin series, and the creator of V-Wars. The undead walk. Vicious, relentless, and never tiring.
And the dead have their stories.
Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry is a master of the zombie tale. Empty Graves: Tales of the Living Dead is emotionally charged and disturbing. These stories range across the genres of horror, science fiction, and biological thriller without ever straying from the fascinating humanity at the core.
Together in a single action-packed collection, these 15 gritty tales of the living dead span Maberry’s career, including an exclusive never-before-published short story.