All around hoopy frood, Jay Lake, describes the Three Pile Theory of Anthology Slush Reading. Like Moses come to the Artic Ocean, Mr. Lake parts the slushy sea into threes and works out the details.
And here I thought they threw them down a stairwell and whoever made it to the bottom was the pick. Or is that grading and who gets an A? Or am I thinking of the "Throw them at the ceiling and whatever sticks gets an F" method? Nevermind. (and just in case anybody takes that too seriously, I am obviously joking, getting out of the slush is contingient on whomever sends the best cookies, we all know that).