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Monsters from the Slush Pile



A documentary is in progress regarding the stupendous influx of unsolicited manuscripts received by literary agents.


If you are a literary agent, have experience with this phenomenon, and would care to be interviewed, please contact Thomas Barnard at:






These are the questions we seek to answer:



If you accept unsolicited manuscripts, do you have any luck with them?


If their chances are so poor, why to writers continue to write these things?


Who are your favorite novelists?


Are we in a lull, or is this a great moment for fiction?