Thanks for starting this thread. I hope my curiosity won’t kill my currently creative cat (don’t worry, it’s got 99 lives) but:
Is it more the case more that:
A) there is so much talent out there that agents/publishers are inundated with unique, compelling stories and have to sort out the ‘cream of the crop’
B) do they have scouts (AKA interns) reading forums like Wattpad looking for undiscovered talent (AKA every writer’s wet dream)? And if so, I’m sure those scouts would just read the Wattys winners, etc., correct?
Also, any place, heaven or earth, that you would suggest submitting a collection of short, humorous, slice-of-life stories? Or is the demand mostly for certain genres: vampire/werewolf, romance, teen fiction, etc?
NSD (Never Stop Dreaming)