How many of you are writers hoping to be traditionally published? If you or someone you know has written a novel and is currently looking for an agent or publisher this may be of special interest to you.
To be published by an imprint such as HarperCollins, usually you have to have a literary agent submit your work. And if you’re in the querying stage you know how hard it is to get an agent.
However, for a limited time Harper Voyager, the global science fiction and fantasy imprint of HarperCollins’, is accepting unsolicited submissions in an effort to grow their digital offerings.
According to the submission portal, “Accepted submissions will benefit from the full publishing process: accepted manuscripts will be edited; and the finished titles will receive online marketing and sales support in World English markets.”
Full press release:
PLACE/DATE: In this time of perpetual evolution and advancement in digital publishing Harper Voyager is delighted to announce a new venture that will offer talented aspiring writers the chance to join the global science fiction and fantasy imprint.
For the first time in over a decade, Harper Voyager will open its doors to unsolicited submissions in order to seek new authors with fresh voices, strong storytelling abilities, original ideas and compelling storylines. Harper Voyager publishes some of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy, including George R. R. Martin, Kim Harrison, Raymond E. Feist, Robin Hobb, Richard Kadrey, Sara Douglass, Peter V. Brett and Kylie Chan, among others, and plans to expand this illustrious list with the digital originals.
Submissions will be open for a limited two-week period from 1st to the 14th of October, 2012. The manuscripts will then read and those most suited to the Harper Voyager list will be selected globally by editors in the UK, USA and Australia teams for world English language distribution.
Voyager will be seeking all kinds of adult and young adult speculative fiction for digital publication, but particularly novels written in the epic fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, horror, dystopia and supernatural genres. Submission guidelines and key information can be found at www.harpervoyagersubmissions.com.
The submissions and digital publications are a joint, global effort by Harper Voyager worldwide, spearheaded by Deputy Publisher Director Emma Coode in the United Kingdom, Associate Publisher Deonie Fiford in Australia, and Executive Editor Diana Gill in the United States. The three editors note that: “This is the first truly global digital submission—no other publishing company has done a coordinated, global submission period for unagented authors across three continents–and all of us at Harper Voyager and at HarperCollins Publishers are absolutely thrilled to be launching this huge opportunity. We look forward to discovering and digitally publishing many new exciting voices globally at Harper Voyager.”
ABOUT HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, is a subsidiary of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world including the HarperCollins General Books Group, HarperCollins Children’s Books Group, Zondervan, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins Canada, HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and HarperCollins India. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, reference, religious and spiritual books. With nearly 200 years of history HarperCollins has published some of the world’s foremost authors and has won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement, HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand and generate additional business opportunities. You can visit HarperCollins Publishers on the Internet at http://www.harpercollins.com.