The Slush Pile

In publishing, the slush pile is the set of unsolicited query letters or manuscripts sent either directly to the publisher or literary agent by authors, or to the publisher by an agent not known to the publisher.


The infamous slush pile, the place where no writer wants their manuscript to end up but, unless they have a good and well-known agent, is where it will inevitably land. In other words, it’s where the little-known or unknown writers end up if they can’t rope themselves the right agent.

On The Writer’s Scrap Bin, though, the Slush Pile is exactly where these writers want to be. It’s where I highlight the little-known/unknown writers and works I have read and reviewed. This list will be changing constantly, so keep a constant eye on it. To read my reviews of the books, follow the links below the gallery.

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Lovebirds Fly South by Chris Leite

The Darkling Threads by Derek Corsaro

The Gospel of Nicholas by Sam Even

Affiliate Marketing by Noah Gray and Michael Fox

Joy.ology: The Chemistry of Happiness by Turker Bas, PhD

All These Things by Mark Tiro

Famous STEM Inventors by Sumita Mukherjee

Implicit: Soul Invictus by Mark Tiro

Era of the Beautiful Women by Valeria Johnson

The Golden Prayer: A Path to Salvation by Edward Weiss

A Killer’s Reflection by Cheryl Denise Bannerman

The Art of Winning by Matshona Dhliwayo

Oscar the Loveable Seagull by Mark Johnson

Soul Mates: A Psychic Love Affair by Frank Mares

Is She the One? A Partly True Romantic Comedy by Bob Boog

No Grey Areas by Stuart Hopkins

Driving Grandpa by John Redstand

Dark Side of the World: Golden Silence by Lee Jerrard

Only Human (Act One): The Pooka’s Tales: Speak of the Devil by Leigh Holland

The Spirits Control Your Love Life by Frank Mares

Everything You’ve Ever Done by Amelia Marie Whalen

Remedy: How I Cured the Incurableby Matthew J. Murphy

The Origin of F.O.R.C.E. by Sam B. Miller II

Dawn of Chrysalis by Sam B. Miller II

Evolution of F.O.R.C.E. by Sam B. Miller II

Toxic Romance by Benjamin Parkour

Abigail’s First Day of School by Sarah L. Bailey

The Last Flag by Wren Cavanagh

Sister of Echo: The Making of a Villain Part One by Ameel Koro

Sister of Echo: The Making of Villain Part Two by Ameel Koro

Sister of Echo: The Making of a Villain Part Three by Ameel Koro

The Beauty of the Fall by Rich Marcello

Of Cats and Sea Monsters by Wren Cavanagh

Summer of Magic Anthology edited by Wren Cavanagh

Cast Away for These Reasons: Economic Jihad by Jo M. Sekimonyo

A Love Story: How God Pursued Me and Found Me: An Impossibly True Story by Samantha Ryan Chandler

Skeleton Key 1: Blackmail by Anna James Watson

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