Phil Rickman [a best-selling crime writer] does a radio show where he interviews published authors about their books. [A very nervous me in this particular one!] Not only does Phil talk to Peter and myself, but also to Anne Rice!
At the same time he also invites aspiring authors to send in the start of their novel, along with a synopsis, which he then forwards to a relevant publisher for their comments. In this episode two aspiring horror authors have sent in their novels and Jo Fletcher *[my editor at Gollancz] gives advice about their submissions. John Jarrold [my agent] also talks about the current market for fantasy and horror.
( Ever wondered what a radio studio looks like? )
* no prizes for guessing that it was thanks to my editor that I was interviewed for the show *g*
ETA: if you're interested in science books the programme before Phil's is worth a listen too ;)