Would you pay $200 a year to have your manuscript in a slush pile? This is what Bowker Publishing is asking authors to do.
If Bowker can convince publishers and editors to buy into its service, authors will have no way of reaching the publishing industry without paying exorbitant fees. Only writers who can afford to pay will get published.
I am outraged! Please, writers, refuse to submit to this service!!! Please, editors and agents, refuse to participate in this scheme!!!