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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          Unpublished novels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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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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