Submissions

Open Door, Submissions, Writers

Open the Doors…

Now that our new leader has settled in and learned where the kettle is, she’s opening the doors to the proverbial castle – we’re thrilled to announce that we’re holding an open submission period for the entire month of May. We’d love to see your weird and wonderful SFF novels. We’re looking for stories well told, stories we haven’t heard before, stories with a message, but most importantly we’d love to hear from writers of colour and LGBTQ authors. Send us your darlings – we’ll read every one.

Due to the volume we expect (and hope!) to have we won’t

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Angry Robot’s Manuscript Wish List

Hello, Robot Readers!

Yesterday, Angry Robot Consulting Editor Phil Jourdan and myself took to the wilds of Twitter to join in #MSWL, a recurring Twitter bonanza where editors, agents, and publishing professionals tweet their Wish-List – the kinds of books and stories they’d love to see in their submissions. Our Fearless Leader Marc Gascoigne sent me his wish-list as well, to convey while he worked on the calibrating the Orbital Book Distribution Laser Grid.

If you’re a writer looking for a place to send your book, or a reader interested in knowing what your friendly Angry Robots are looking for next

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Submissions door still open until midnight

UPDATE

Due to the high volume of submissions (well over 100 in the last 3 days, alone!) we have reached the maximum number of submissions that can be sent via the online submission form. Instead – and only until midnight tonight – email your submissions to: incoming [AT] angryrobotbooks.com and mark the subject heading one of the following three subjects:

SUBMISSION – Science Fiction
SUBMISSION – Fantasy
SUBMISSION – Other cool stuff

Remember to read our guidelines on our Open Door Page first, though.

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The Return of Open Door

Yes, you heard correctly – we’re running another Open Door submission period this year.

Last year we relaxed our submissions guidelines, and opened the door to unagented authors who had written novels they thought would interest us. Throughout March we received an average of 32 submissions a day! And that’s in addition to all the great work we had being submitted through the usual channels!

So far we’ve contracted three authors (a minimum of six books) from that process:

Cassandra Rose Clarke (The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, The Assassin’s Curse)
Lee Collins

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The Corpse-Rat King – a New Open Door Acquisition

Another win for the Angry Robot Open Door Month!

We’ve just signed debut novelist, Lee Battersby for two books in a new fantasy series. The first title – The Corpse-Rat King – will be published in the autumn of next year, with the second to follow in 2013. The deal included world English rights in physical and electronic formats.

In the highly imaginative The Corpse-Rat King, readers are introduced to Marius Helles as he plunders the bodies

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What is “genre-enough”?

spacesquidsI stated in my previous post (“So, Uhhhh…  Hi”, below) that we had recently rejected some manuscripts that were not “genre enough”, and received a question back “what does the angry robot think is ‘genre enough’?”.

A thoroughly deserving question.

There are many criteria we use when deciding whether a book is suitable for Angry Robot (a major one being, of course: did we enjoy reading it? – it’s often such a subjective game). The question of whether a book is “genre enough” is an important one.

I can’t

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