"Slush Pile 2.0 will play a big role in the future of publishing and this is what it should look like."
Flat Rock, NC (PRWEB) July 1, 2010
This week, Pubmission, a company based in Flat Rock, NC, has launched the beta-testing stage of its online submissions manager. The site is designed to help writers and publishing professionals navigate the submissions process.
During its initial testing period, those seeking an alternative to the traditional slush pile will have access to Pubmission.com at a reduced rate. The launch marks the beginning of the company’s drive to streamline the process publishers and literary agents use to find new writing talent. It also hopes to save some of the paper used in when writers mail manuscripts and proposals to publishers.
Pubmission’s searchable database allows writers to upload submissions, along with biographical info, a short pitch, and a selection of tags. It then helps them find subscribing publishers who best match up with their writing. The Learn More section of the website says that Pubmission can work for book authors, short-story writers, poets, screenwriters, and more.
In addition to receiving works sent directly from writers, subscribing publishing professionals can also take a more active role in the process. They can search the site’s database for the works they currently need. Weekly e-mail alerts inform them of new submissions and five-star ratings from professional editors help publishers quickly gauge the salability of works in their sortable dashboards.
“The goal is to reduce the time it takes a publisher or agent to review countless stacks of manuscripts,” says Wolf Hoelscher, Pubmission’s owner. “I was an acquisitions editor myself, and I know how time-consuming and difficult it can be to wade through an endless pile of envelopes or e-mails.”
During the beta-testing period, writers who sign up will receive 15 free credits to use toward any of Pubmission’s features. Subscribing publishers will receive a 50% discount on their yearly subscription rate of $300. Pubmission does not charge publishers a finder’s fee when they contract writers.
“We’re excited that writers and publishers now have a tool that can connect them with each other in a more efficient, cost- and paper-saving manner,” says Hoelscher. “Slush Pile 2.0 will play a big role in the future of publishing and this is what it should look like.”
To learn more about Pubmission, visit http://www.pubmission.com.