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    Orion Publishing Group / Gollancz

    Can't find an existing thread for Gollancz, mods please merge if I've overlooked it.

    Once an independent company whose yellow jackets are a fond memory for UK sf fans of a certain age, now a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Orion. And they've posted on their blog this week to remind people that they do take unsolicited submissions, even if it takes longer than they'd like to read and respond to them.

    Full submission guidelines at the blog post, the most important bits of which are:

    # Gollancz publish Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Dystopia and a little YA cross-over fiction. If you’re writing in these areas, we’re happy to take a look at your work.

    # Only get in touch when you have a complete, spell-checked manuscript of 80,000 words or more.
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    Flynn’s not as anonymous as he thinks when he tells his chatroom friends what he wants his new boss to do to him. When his boss confronts him, Flynn’s choice is put up or shut up. He can play out the fantasy or walk away and forget about his fantasies forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JulesJones View Post
    And they've posted on their blog this week to remind people that they do take unsolicited submissions, even if it takes longer than they'd like to read and respond to them.
    Longer than they'd like can run into years

    "wonderfully old-school epic adventure fare"
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    They said six months in the blog post (which is not unusual for over the transom). How accurate that is...
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    Flynn’s not as anonymous as he thinks when he tells his chatroom friends what he wants his new boss to do to him. When his boss confronts him, Flynn’s choice is put up or shut up. He can play out the fantasy or walk away and forget about his fantasies forever.
    A Collision With Reality - released by NineStar Press on 2 January 2017.

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    Who's going for a beer? waylander's Avatar
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    The Gollancz guys are great people, very accessible at cons etc but they are a small team and, as one of the UK's leading SF/F publishers, they get a load of agented submissions

    "wonderfully old-school epic adventure fare"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcvasKnJlV8

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    I hope they respond quicker to agented subs. I know someone who sent them a mms in 2009 and hasn't heard anything since. That could have been
    'no answer means no', since I didn't see the mms itself.

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    does anyone have any more recent information?
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    I don't think anything has changed. They remain one of the UK's major SF/F publishers. They took nearly a year to reject my latest (agented) novel.

    "wonderfully old-school epic adventure fare"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcvasKnJlV8

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    thanks for being here and answering! hope you got the novel published gloriously elsewhere.
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    Gollancz are changing their policy on looking at unagented subs and are moving to a submission window.
    http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2015/03/go...on-10th-april/

    "wonderfully old-school epic adventure fare"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcvasKnJlV8

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    Next open submission window announced today: http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2015/10/gollancz-direct-submissions-january-2016/

    • Submissions will be open 4th to 22th January 2016. Only submissions with valid postdates will be considered.
    • We will only be accepting PHYSICAL submissions.
    • We will only consider SF, Fantasy, Horror or YA Crossover novels. They must be complete and more than 80,000 words.
    • We will consider previously self-published works.
    • We will not consider works we have previously rejected.


    (More details at the link.)
    http://www.julesjones.com

    Flynn’s not as anonymous as he thinks when he tells his chatroom friends what he wants his new boss to do to him. When his boss confronts him, Flynn’s choice is put up or shut up. He can play out the fantasy or walk away and forget about his fantasies forever.
    A Collision With Reality - released by NineStar Press on 2 January 2017.

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    Orion unveils new imprint Trapeze

    I thought folks might like to know. If this is already listed elsewhere, I do apologise.

    http://www.thebookseller.com/news/or...trapeze-324281
    “You cannot please everyone with your deeds and your art, please a few. To please many is bad.”

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    I am slowly descombobulating. Gollancz has requested the full on the book I submitted to the open call in January. Eek! Double eek! And another publisher is also interested so...trying not to get my hopes up, but I'm going to enjoy it all the way until I get that e-mail. Either way, the fact they want to read the full makes me feel all gurgly inside.

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