Submission management

Having worked in-house at a publisher, I know how onerous and time-consuming it is trying to keep on top of your slush pile. Just when you think you’ve caught up, another wave of manuscripts arrives, until you reach the point where you risk overlooking a quality manuscript, or you have to stop accepting submissions.

I can solve this problem for you, taking the slush pile off your hands.


You may choose to direct authors to me from the submissions page of your website; if you’d rather not do that, you can forward me the submissions yourself.

I  can then do one of the following:

  • review your slush pile as regularly as you choose, sending you a succinct document summarising the manuscripts’ subject matter and potential
  • only send you information on those manuscripts that match your interest and are of publishable quality. All other manuscripts could be either kept in storage in case you wish to review them at a later stage, or returned to authors on your behalf

You can choose to receive your reviews as regularly as you wish: weekly, fortnightly, monthly, every two months – whatever suits you.


We can negotiate either a per-hour or per-day fee, depending on the size of your slush pile and your particular needs.

If you would like more information about this service, please contact me.