In a call-out that will span three publishing markets, HarperCollins science-fiction and fantasy imprint HarperVoyager has announced that it will accept unsolicited manuscripts for digital publication in Australia, the UK and the US for two weeks in October.
The publisher will open its submission portal at www.harpervoyagersubmissions.com between 1 and 14 October, and the manuscripts it receives will be selected by editors in Australia, the UK and the US. The publisher said in a statement that it is looking for full-length manuscripts, ideally between 80,000 and 120,000 words, and said while it is ‘looking primarily for e-only titles, there is the possibility that submissions will be published in print as well’.
‘Voyager will be seeking an array of adult and young adult speculative fiction for digital publication, but particularly novels written in the epic fantasy, science-fiction, urban fantasy, horror, dystopia and supernatural genres,’ said the publisher.
Voyager said this is the first time in over a decade that it is calling for unsolicited manuscripts. The editors and publishers who are leading the project—associate publisher Deonie Fiford in Australia, deputy publisher director Emma Coode in the UK, and executive editor Diana Gill in the US—also said that ‘no other publishing company has done a coordinated submission period for unagented authors across three continents’. ‘We look forward to discovering and digitally publishing many new exciting voices globally at HarperVoyager,’ they said.
For more information, visit the HarperVoyager website here.