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Open Door 2017 – latest update

Update time! As we said at the time, it was going to take us a fair old while to work through all of the 1,066 full novels submitted to the Open Door. For all of you who are waiting patiently for us to dig down the pile to your own opus, we thank you.

We’re down to about 400 entries. Most of those are books we’ve simply not got to yet – and we note that close

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Angry Robot, Open Door

The Open Door… has closed once more

The Open Door 2017 has now closed. Thank you, thank you to everyone who submitted their proposals over the last two months. A last-day flurry, notably amongst folks for whom GMT is something of an alien concept, meant that we decided to keep the way open for a few more hours. Well done to anyone who was able to sneak in under the metal shutters just before they rattled down.

Total submissions this year: 1,086 full novels

We’ve already started reading, but of course be patient with the Robots as we work down the pile to yours. We will be

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AR Authors, Guest Posts, Open Door

Wesley Chu on Open Doors

As you know, we’re about to embark on our #AROpenDoor2017 (yes, we’ve hashtagged it, go with us on this). So far we’ve told you what we want, what we don’t want, and given you some top notch, high quality robot GIFs, you lucky ducks!

But what about author experience of the process? Well right now, for your reading pleasure, we’ve a little blog post from our 2011 Open Door alumni, Wesley Chu. You may know Wes’ name as he now has three successful series under his belt, with one currently in development for TV and the another for the big

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Open Door 2017: Send us your novel!

Huzzah! For two months only we are relaxing our normally strict procedures, and anyone can submit a novel to Angry Robot. Yes, the 2017 Open Door period is incoming.

WHAT?          Unpublished novels
FROM?          Authors who do not have a literary agent
GENRE           Science fiction and/or fantasy
FINISHED?     Yes, finished, full manuscripts only
LENGTH?       70,000-130,000 words, no exceptions
WHEN?          Submissions website opens 1st November, closes 31st December 2017

Once the door closes (deep breath) we’ll read them all, every last one. If we like your novel enough to want to publish it,

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AR Authors, Open Door, Writers

Open Door – a personal story from Wesley Chu

As you probably know by now, we’re currently running an Open Door period for unagented submissions.

We’ve found a fair few excellent authors through this process, and in August we told you about a few of them.

Tomorrow, we publish Open Door author Wesley Chu’s second book, The Deaths of Tao.

In Wes’s words:

The Author - Wesley Chu

Eighteen months ago, the raging automatons and I made an alliance to take over the world. With their massive droid army and worldwide distribution, and my Kung-Fu grip and bravely stupid bravery, we’ve embarked on

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Pitch Perfect by Lee Harris

robottypeSo you’ve just finished writing your novel. Before I go any further, let me stand and applaud you – I have the utmost respect for any writer, new or established, who goes the whole mile and finishes a manuscript of novel length. Even those books that are less than excellent deserve a hearty round of congratulatory cheers for their creators. Finishing a novel is not easy.

Unfortunately, the hard work doesn’t stop there. Once the novel is written, the next phase of hard

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