10 Horror Stories Nobody Wants to Read

Column by Max Booth III September 9, 2016
Here's why your dumb story keeps getting rejected.

5 Story Opening Clichés That Need to Die

Column by Max Booth III August 15, 2016
Here's why your dumb story keeps getting rejected.

What Every Successful Novel Opening Must Do: Myth vs. Reality

Column by Susan DeFreitas September 17, 2015
It's no secret that agents, editors, and their assistants are looking for any reason to reject a manuscript in the first few pages. But what does it really take to get readers hooked?
New Yorker Rejects Short Story They Already Published

New Yorker Rejects Its Own Previously Published Short Story

News by Dean Fetzer March 20, 2013
In an experiment to test the ‘slush’ pile of a number magazines, David Cameron submitted a short story previously published in the New Yorker — and it was universally rejected.