Wednesday, July 16, 2014


There have been questions about picks. Each Pyrotechnic gets only four picks. I also get four picks for a total of twenty-four for all of us. That's a very small number for each one of us. Limiting ourselves to four is so hard with all the fantabulous choices. 

And some of our picks have been seized on by more than one person. How are we to decide who gets which? We don't want In With The New to become Fight Club. Hair pulling. Name calling. Slap fest.


Instead we'll do it the democratic way. We'll vote!

They pyrotechnics and I have decided to ADD team picks to the final entries!!

If an entry is contested by three or more slush readers, that entry will be put up for a vote. If four or more of us vote yes, that entry will become a pick of the entire team!

What does that mean?

It means each of us still gets four individual picks, but we'll be adding additional team picks to the total. We'll be able to all see that favorite entry make the agent round and everyone keeps their four picks. No fighting. No hard feelings.

And best of all, we have a reason to send more entries to the agent round.

So how many team entries will there be?

There's the mystery. It will depend on our Pyrotechnics and how many entries they overlap with their picks!

Stay tuned and follow #Newslush and #NewAgent for the latest news.


  1. In the immortal words of George Takei, "Oh myyyyyyy..." Wonderful surprise, Michelle and fellow Pyros!

  2. Exciting news! I'm enjoying the whole competition. I have found such great writers here.