Lisa Abellera @LisaAbellera · 3 Jun 2015

Be careful of coincidences in your story. Too many comes off as sloppy plotting. #amediting #writetip #slushpile

Adriann Ranta Zurhellen @AdriannRanta · 26 Jun 2014

"Dear Kirsten Wolflit literary." Swing and a miss. #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 27 May 2014

"Dear Sir/Madam," makes my teeth start grinding. #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 6 May 2014

Van Morrison in background while reading submissions. Makes me more accepting than if it was say, Black Sabbath (who I also love) #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 24 Apr 2014

Be careful when spelling "thorough." See a lot of "She was very through in her search."#writetip #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 23 Apr 2014

Ah! Three page query in all blue font! My eyes! My eyes! #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 23 Apr 2014

Happy hump day. When I see a submission I like I'm like this guy:
#slushpile #amediting

Ella Kennen @EllaTalks · 9 Apr 2014

Things that make me happy: finding graphic novel #submissions in the #slushpile.

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 8 Apr 2014

Around twenty percent of submissions are well written. Acceptance or rejection are subjective at that point. #askagent #slushpile

Lisa Abellera @LisaAbellera · 4 Apr 2014

W/memoir, I want to see how the past shaped the narrator but don't want a linear telling of the past. #slushpile #amediting #amwriting

Lisa Abellera @LisaAbellera · 4 Apr 2014

Catching up on #slushpile reading-seems like I've saved all the #nonfiction mss for today. #amreading #amediting

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 31 Mar 2014

"seemed to" is 99% of the time an unnecessary turn of phrase #writetip #slushpile #amediting

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 24 Mar 2014

Well that's one way to pitch: Woman Sues Halle Berry and Amanda Bynes So She Can Pitch a Script… #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 12 Mar 2014

Watch out for "then" versus "than" in your submissions. Take the then/than quiz:… #writetip #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 3 Mar 2014

Query actually had "unfinished manuscript" in subject line. Sigh. #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 3 Mar 2014

It's amazing how many submissions start with a dream. It's not an instant rejection, but it doesn't help. #writetip #slushpile #ameditor