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An Update on Open Submissions

Hi everybody, Thanks so much for sending in your submissions, it’s incredibly exciting to think we could find something amazing in the material we’ve received. We just wanted to update everyone that we are diligently working our way through the books we’ve received over the past few months, and that we read each and every […]

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The Beast’s Heart: the open submissions journey

OK, so the writer is me and this third-person thing is weird. So I might ditch that for now. But let me reassure you in the best tradition of Peter Falk’s Grandpa in The Princess Bride, that it’s OK: this story has a fairy tale ending. (You might have guessed it already.) Sadly I didn’t […]

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Acquisition Announcement: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

Little did we know the magnitude of the creative wave the Open Submissions announcement would unleash. We were honoured to receive a total of 1,445 submissions comprising nearly twenty-two million words in all – that’s a lot of reading, and that was before we called in several full manuscripts! Of these, there was one submission […]

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Open Submissions 2015: FINAL UPDATE

What if I never heard from you about my submission? If you submitted during the open submissions period only, and you received a response from us telling you that we have received and logged your submission, and you then never heard back from us about our final decision, please drop us an email at hodderscape@hodder.co.uk […]

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Writing Tips

The most important thing for you to keep in mind is that for every tip or rule we suggest, there are a million examples of writers doing the opposite and doing it incredibly well. What you do and how you do it is entirely up to you, and yes, you should make every effort to surprise […]

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Open submissions: May Update

First: the numbers. We have officially responded to about 95% of all novels that were submitted to us last August. The Hodderscape team have not yet made their final decisions about the remaining 5% of submissions. Last week, I wrote in the comments to one of the previous updates that we planned to have the final decisions […]

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Open Submissions: March 2016 update

The long and the short of it is this: If you haven’t heard from us yet then we are still considering your manuscript. Please be patient with us as we cross this final submissions hurdle! If you submitted a manuscript and received a notification email last August then we have accepted and logged your submission. […]

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Hodderscape Open Submissions: Update

We’ve read more than three quarters of the submissions now, and have gotten in touch with many of you already, but unfortunately we have not yet managed to read and respond to everyone. We won’t be able to reach our goal of having let everyone know the status of their submission by the end of […]

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Open Submissions – an update

As of our open submissions deadline, we received a grand total of 1,445 submissions. A small army of readers has steadily been marching through, reading and considering each submission. As of today, we’ve read nearly half. We will begin responding to submissions on September 30th. We will do our best to respond to every one […]

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Open Submissions: The Guidelines!

What we’re looking for: We publish a wonderful, exciting, diverse list of SFF here at Hodder – and we’re always on the lookout for new talent. Specifically, we are looking for novels (50,000 words or more) that contain some element of the speculative or fantastic. Simply put, we’re looking for awesome science fiction, fantasy and […]

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