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Thread: Quercus Publishing Plc / Jo Fletcher Books

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    Quercus Publishing Plc / Jo Fletcher Books

    I'm surprised to not see this one on the AW list, unless I'm not searching right.

    Quercus Books (UK) doesn't accept unagented subs, but their Sci-Fi and Fantasy imprint Jo Fletcher does.

    http://www.quercusbooks.co.uk/

    http://www.jofletcherbooks.com/

    Anyone with info?

    Random House distributes for this company, btw. Just thought to add that too.

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    I've subbed two books to Jo Fletcher over the last few years and had friendly rejections on both. I'd love to get one in with her - a lot of the books under her imprint are superb. If you don't already, she's worth following on Twitter.

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    I'll have a look, thanks for the info Seun.

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    I know someone published by them. They publish some very interesting books and seem unafraid to take chances.
    Very much involved in the SF/F community. You'll see them at all the major UK cons.

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    Some pretty outstanding staff credits and history for all the imprints. I'm just wondering what imprint is appropriate for YA, if there is any. I do see YA books, I believe.

    They must have some serious distribution in place, judging from their international claims and presence.

    So Quercus needs an agent, but the SF/fantasy/horror (Jo Flethcher doesn't?

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    Quercus nabbed my old editor from HarperCollins about a year ago. She was one of their most senior editors (a publishing Director) and simply wonderful, both as an editor and a person. She still works for HC in an advisory function. She has her own Imprint, Heron Books, and is particularly interested in fiction for older women.
    http://www.quercusbooks.co.uk/blog/2...t-heron-books/
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    There's another imprint, but here's a link to all of them: http://www.quercusbooks.co.uk/our-imprints/

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    Jo Fletcher books publishes Tom Pollock's Skyscraper Throne series which is YA contemporary fantasy.

    "wonderfully old-school epic adventure fare"
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    I think Jo Fletcher is the only one that accepts unagented subs. Not sure about Heron.

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    Jo Fletcher take YA subs. I've subbed YA there before (received a friendly form rejection about five weeks later).
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    Thank you, Emaree. I was thinking so, but you confirmed it.

    I don't know if my agent knows about this, so I might tip her off. She might want to sub to Q with one of my other titles.

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    "On the Unsolicited"

    A 2013 post from Nicola Budd on their slush, and her biggest bugbears on same.

    For anyone wandering into this thread who wanted a little help before submitting.

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    I read that blog post and found it pretty standard and interesting. Ironically, I did not find, at all, the url for an agent to submit to Quercus. I found Jo Fletcher and the other imprint (Heron) contact info, but no direct link for an agent to sub to Quercus.

    Anybody know this contact URL, or is this a secret handshake deal or something that I'm not aware of or overlooking?

    tri

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    Quote Originally Posted by triceretops View Post
    I read that blog post and found it pretty standard and interesting. Ironically, I did not find, at all, the url for an agent to submit to Quercus. I found Jo Fletcher and the other imprint (Heron) contact info, but no direct link for an agent to sub to Quercus.

    Anybody know this contact URL, or is this a secret handshake deal or something that I'm not aware of or overlooking?

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    I didn't see any URL for agents either, tri. I'm thinking that agents must use the unsolicited-subs email address that Nicola lists. I also found that same address linked in the JFB About page -- that's where the subs G/L are too.

    From Jo Fletcher Books:

    Agents: please note this email address is for unsolicited submissions only.
    Alas! I can't use the email address since I'm not submitting a MS.

    Sorry, I forgot to subscribe to this thread, so I lost track til today.

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    Ah, thanks for that. I'm an idiot thinking that my agent wouldn't know such a thing. She might have subbed to Quercus once or twice before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triceretops View Post
    Ah, thanks for that. I'm an idiot thinking that my agent wouldn't know such a thing. She might have subbed to Quercus once or twice before.

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    De nada, tri. Not an idiot. April Fools was reaching out its sneaky thread to trap you in confusion.

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    Oh, God. It's April Fools Day.

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