Open Call for SFF and Horror Submissions from Hodderscape

Here’s a great opportunity for any of you who write in the speculative fiction genre…

Hodder & Stoughton (UK) are currently inviting submissions from unagented authors anywhere in the world for Hodderscape, their science fiction, fantasy and horror imprint. Here is an extract from the call for submissions on the Hodderscape website

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 horror novels.

This open submissions period is a chance for unagented authors to get their manuscripts in front of us.

If you have an agent, please do not submit to us during this open submissions period. Ask your agent to send us your manuscript via the usual channels.

How to submit:

The submissions period will open at 12 am GMT on 3 August, 2015, and will close on 16 August, 2015, at 11.59 pm, GMT.

We will NOT read anything submitted outside this period.

During the submissions period, please send your submission with the subject line ‘submission – TITLE – your name’to hodderscape@hodder.co.uk. For example: submission – A THANE OF GROANS – Anne Perry

Please include only the following attachments:

– The first 3 chapters or the first 15,000 words of your novel, whichever you prefer. Make sure your pages are numbered.

– A single cover page with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your contact information
  • The title of your novel
  • The word-count

– A synopsis of your novel. This must be no more than two pages long.

PLEASE NOTE that you may attach the cover page, synopsis and first three chapters as a single document or three separate documents.

Do not send us your entire novel.

If we would like to read the rest we will contact you to call it in.

Source: Open Submissions: The Guidelines! | Hodderscape

Please click through the link above for further details.

This is a rare opportunity for unagented authors potentially to get their work published by one of the UK’s leading SFF publishers. And as long as you can submit the information requested above, you don’t even have to have finished your novel.

Good luck!

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