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Thread: Angry Robot 2017 Open Door

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    Definitely take as long as you need to make your manuscript as polished as possible! I suspect they split it all up into groups anyway, with each reader taking a different stack of manuscripts to read through, so it won't matter if you are in early or near the end. Just make it good

    P.K. Torrens - So far they have done Open Doors yearly, or skipping a year: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 I believe. I suspect the decision boils down to "Do we have the time and publishing schedule slots to run this."
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    Yeah, what Cameron said - roughly once a year, if they have the time.
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    Thanks guys.

    The company seems very personal with a cool crew

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    Right folks, the Door is now Open! Submission form and formatting guidelines have been added to the FAQ page : https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/open...17-guides-faq/

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    Sent my sub this morning. I know subbing early has zero impact on when or how quickly my MS will get reviewed, but it still feels better to get it in rather than waiting.
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    Love their "wtf" genre tickbox. I get quite a lot of "wtf" comments from betas ;-)

    My two CPs are kindly looking over revisions now and last fresh-eyes beta is about halfway through... I reckon I'll send just before Christmas if I can, and then not worry about it.
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    Best of luck, folks!
    Here are some additional details with what some of the Angry Robot staff are personally looking for:

    https://twitter.com/penelopebabs/sta...72041817096193

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    I'm using all the time I can. Feedback from a beta reader does that.

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    I will throw my hat into the ring for the first time ever. They're an awesome publisher. But I'll probably send it close to the deadline so I can do more edits. Not expecting to get it, however, because that's life.
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    After days of re-checking, re-reading... I put my sub in today.

    PS - got the acknowledgement email, including my MS as an attachment, which is great because now there's no fretting that it didn't upload properly, because my internet connection was having a fit of the stupids.
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    I'm so glad this is here again. I'll be subbing soon.

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    Here's a question - If your MS isn't accepted, but then later you get an agent and shop it around, will they auto-reject? Only because sometimes agents will take the time to edit to make the MS shine. I just really like them as a publisher and don't want to lose my chance on this MS.
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    I'm guessing it's a case by case basis for that one with no hard answer. I'm not an industry person, ofc.

    There's no "risk" of me getting an agent for this MS though so I personally am only burning a bridge I'd never otherwise get to cross!
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    Are we going to have a participation spreadsheet again like last time? That made it a lot of fun to track everyone's submission!

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