Strycher wrote:I've been wondering this too. Do they have a slush reader? If the numbers are really as high as Dave Wolverton and Kristine Kathryn Rusch say they are how can they not have a couple slush readers?
K.D. was always clear that she was her own slush reader. Dave may follow a different process, though.
Remember that a very large subset of entries could be rejected without reading more than a paragraph: bad formatting, bad grammar, bad spelling, fanfic, etc. Another large subset could be rejected after reading a page or so. Thousands received does not mean thousands read to the end. I understood that the ones she read to the end were pretty much the HMs and up. So that means a hundred or so per quarter that had to be read to the end.
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