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Great Slush Piles of the Ages: Chronicle Books

And now, for this week’s entry in our regular series Great Slush Piles of the Ages, we have a photograph that comes all way across the country from San Francisco.  Yes!  You guessed it!  It’s from Chronicle Books!  So let me hear you put your hands together for  . . . .

Chronicle SLUSH!

Boy, I tell you.  It would have to take a pretty big slush pile to beat that one.  Do I hear any other takers for the Biggest Slush Pile throne?

Thanks to Melissa for the photo.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. So many houses no longer take unsolicited manuscripts that I’m not surprised to see so much in one place!

  2. Andrea Ross says:

    WOW!!!! Any idea on the elapsed time of accumulation or the relative size of the non-slush pile size for the same timeslice?

  3. Good question. I’ll have to check with my source.

  4. Jaime Temairik says:

    I think I see my submission in there! I enclosed a glittered, taxidermied owl and candy corn with mine to stand out.

  5. That’s not so bad. It’s all mostly just one novel entitled “Label Other End”.

  6. And with that Tim wins the Make the Librarian Laugh Loudly at the Reference Desk Award of the day.

  7. Was this before or after the SASEs were thrown out?