Slushpile Memories by Kevin J. Anderson

by | Sep 17, 2021

I recently read Kevin J. Anderson’s latest book for authors: Slushpile Memories. Although I’d heard some of the stories before, I learned quite a bit.

This primarily applies to authors who submit to anthologies and collections. But it’s also chock full of great advice for authors who plan to submit a novel to a publisher. If you follow the step-by-step process that Kevin lays out, you’re much, much, much more likely to actually be published.

And as someone who is looking into setting up my own publishing company, this was great insight into what I can look forward to.

I very much recommend this for anyone in the publishing industry, but especially to new authors.


(If you are reading this in October of 2021, then check out Kevin’s Nano StoryBundle for this year; it will include Slushpile Memories. If you’re reading this at some other time, I’m sorry!)


NOTE: I do not normally write reviews for books by authors I work for. I want to avoid all accusations of “You only said that because they sign your paycheck.” With this book, I wrote the review and clicked publish before I even thought about it. Then I realized what I’d done. But I’m deciding to leave the review up because I think this is a very valuable tool for authors to use. In this case, I do not consider this any different than being an affiliate with a course or other resource to help authors. But Kevin certainly did not pay me to write a review at all. And the insights I gained from this book had nothing to do with Kevin being the author.


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I only post reviews for books I am not connected with. If I beta read or edited the book, or work as a virtual assistant for the author, I do not post a review. However, authors occasionally send me books to review.

Adriel Wiggins

Adriel Wiggins

Owner, Adriel Wiggins Author Services and Consulting

Hello! I’m Adriel Wiggins, wife, mother of three, bibliophile, art geek, and all around student. I’ve been on a quest all of my life to learn as much as I possibly can about everything I possibly can. This has helped me tremendously in what eventually became my life’s purpose: to help other people become the best version of themselves. It is in that line that I became an assistant.

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