Category Archives: Publishers

Opportunity for Writers… QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program

Via the Queensland Writers Centre: This is an excellent opportunity for writers of any genre, fiction or non-fiction, to get feedback on their manuscript from Industry Professionals in a wonderful setting on a writers retreat. QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program Queensland Writers Centre … Continue reading

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Another Pitching Opportunity at Conflux

Donna co-chair of Conflux 9, the National Spec Fic Convention 2013, says: On the weekend at the fantastic Genrecon, Conflux 9 took pleasure in announcing another pitching contest at Conflux 9. The details are pasted below. We will also be running … Continue reading

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Harper Voyager Books Open for Digital Submissions

Between October 1st and October 14th Harper Voyager Books will be open to manuscripts.  (See full details here). They say: ‘We’re seeking all kinds of adult and young adult speculative fiction for digital publication, but particularly epic fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, … Continue reading

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Double Book Launch

Anyone going to be in Tassie on Thursday 2nd of Feb? We’re pleased to spread the news that Margo Lanagan will now be joining us on February 2nd for a launch of her new book, Sea Hearts. Margo and Tansy … Continue reading

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Is that a door opening or are you just pleased to see me?

Back in March 2011, Angry Robot Books, a UK-based publisher that generally only accepts agented submissions, held their first Open Submission Month, an experiment to see whether there were any unrepresented gems floating around the submitosphere that might be of … Continue reading

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The Terry Pratchett First Novel Award 2012

Calling all unpublished writers… THE TERRY PRATCHETT ANYWHERE BUT HERE, ANYWHEN BUT NOW FIRST NOVEL AWARD ‘Sir Terry Pratchett had this to say: Anywhere but here, anywhen but now. Which means we are after stories set on Earth, although it … Continue reading

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Montreuil Book Fair

Whew! it’s big, this book fair – even though only for children’s and YA. Seems to me there’s about 100 publishers’ stalls. We wined and nibbled at the opening night last night, and managed to talk French with the help … Continue reading

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