Angry Robot Books has had Open Door sessions, where anyone could send in a manuscript if it fit their guidelines. No agent needed -- just your novel.
Here's what two of their 2011 readers said about the incoming MS. Bloggers Donna and Floor-to-Ceiling (Amanda) deal in statistics and their own thoughts on the slush reading process. Check it out and see what it's like!
I notice that Amanda mentions a title that I later copyedited. 8) How's that for pretty blinkin' awesome?
Thanks to Absolute Write for these links; I found them in this forum thread.
Toby Buckell talks about milestones and goals (Writers and pellets) which is fantastic for anyone, whether you write, draw... or just plain have goals and milestones of any kind. Yes, you.
If you haven't yet, check out the links in Toby's sidebar too!
His link came to me via Champagne and Socks' 2011 Publishing Links.