Hello, Readers! Today I bring you a question from Wendy, a Pub Crawl Reader: Question for you: I have an author friend/mentor who is also involved in publishing. He's asked me my thoughts/ideas on an Acquisitions Editor position. My internship & classes in publishing didn't cover this area too much, and while I've learned a bit about it on my own, I could use more info. Specifically, since hundreds (if not thousands) of unsolicited mss are submitted each week to pubs, is there really a need for an acquisitions editor, and how—other than traveling around the country/world to various conferences/retreats—how would they go about soliciting mss?