Like most mass-market publishers, Angry Robot only accepts novel proposals from literary agents. This is all set to change in 2011, when Angry Robot opens its doors for the first time to unrepresented authors, everywhere.

The month of March 2011 will be Open Door Month at Angry Robot.  The publisher has put together a dedicated team of readers, who will diligently work through every submission received. The best of these will be considered for publication by the Angry Robot editorial team.

If this pilot is successful, Angry Robot will consider further Open Door Months for later in the year and beyond.

Angry Robot’s Editor, Lee Harris, said, “We’re delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to unpublished and unrepresented novelists. There are a lot of exciting authors out there, just waiting to be discovered, and we’d like to be able to help them kick-start their careers.”

Open Door Month runs for the entire month of March 2011. Further details can be found on our submissions page.


  1. Thank you Lee.

    The Drawing are in black and white and are at the head of each chapter, I’m not sure if my book has much of a chance because it rather long, over 50 chapters and the first of three books in a series. But I do have faith and I love to write, I will send the book in the middle of the Mouth because I’m sure you’ll be flooded the first couple of weeks, I also want to wish good luck to everyone who is submitting, the world needs more dreamers!

  2. Gary,

    If you feel the narrative is incomplete without the illustrations, by all means send them through as part of the document.

  3. A quick question about submitting a novel in March.

    The five chapters I’m planning on sending have small illustrations at each beginning, can I send them with the RTF format chapters or would it be better to cut them out?

  4. Excellent! More motivation to get my novel ready by then. 🙂

  5. This is great news. Two months to get my submission package as close to perfect as possible.

  6. You must be crazy – I like it!

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