Wednesday, September 20, 2006


I've been interested in the 'slush pile' lately - a term loosely applied to what David Lynn of the Kenyon Review describes as " the unsolicited manuscripts that appear by the tens and dozens and, yes, thousands." And, true to global consciousness theories, there have been a few great articles online these past weeks.

First, an interesting insight from Poetry Midwest Editor Matthew Schmeer titled "Thoughts on Rejecting Poems".

More recently, a thread of articles on the Kenyon Review's excellent new blog. It started with an article in their Newsletter # 3 The Editor's Confessions about the Slush Pile, contributed by David Lynn. (Copied to The Waters). Today on the KR blog we find these two articles: On Electronic Slush by Jessica Freeman-Slade, and Death by Tuba by Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky.



Blogger Sharon Hurlbut said...

Very interesting and elightening articles - thanks for sharing them!

7:39 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Hi Jude,
I found you through the Desert Moon Review Summer contest :)..I really enjoyed your winning poem and wanted to congratulate you.

And all those articles on the Slush Pile were mighty interesting...thanks.


1:29 AM  
Blogger Jude Goodwin said...

Thanks for dropping by Sharon and Liz and Liz, thanks for the congratulations.


10:30 AM  

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