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Angry Robot - Open Door 2013
« on: October 24, 2013, 08:55:13 PM »
Angry Robot is open to submissions until the end of the year:

http://angryrobotbooks.com/2013/10/angry-robot-open-door-2013/

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So, from the end of this week through to the end of the year we will be accepting submissions from authors without agents (authors with agents are also still welcome, of course!)

QTWTWBFAIWHAAT*

What sort of books will you be looking for?
SF, F and WTF.

What does that mean?
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and What the Fuck?

That’s what it stands for, not what it means.
OK, grumpy-boots. We’re after good stories told either in science fiction or fantasy settings, or with SF or fantasy flavours. You can mix in other genres if you like – we’ve had fantasy westerns, science fiction romance, urban fantasy crime, horror musicals (actually, we haven’t had that last one, but how cool would that be?) and many more variations. If it contains SF and F we’d love to see it.

You’re open until the end of the year, huh? Cool – I’ll send you my Nanowrimo book.
Hmmm.

Why the “Hmmm”? Are you anti-Nanowrimo?
Not in the slightest. It’s a fabulous way to kick-start the creative juices, but it’s unlikely you’ll start and finish a novel of sufficient quality (and length) in time, if you’re starting to write on November 1st.

I might…
Yes, you might. And if you do, great.

What do you mean by “sufficient length”?
Oo-err. We can be a bit flexible, but a guideline of 75-110,000 words for SF and 95-140,000 words for fantasy is realistic.

You’ve published books longer than that.
That’s not a question.

OK – what if I have a book that’s longer than that? Will you still look at it?
Yes.

What if it’s much shorter?
If it’s much shorter than 75,000 words, then probably not, no. If it’s a bit shorter, then yes.

Define “a bit shorter”.
No.

Anything else you can tell me?
Check back later this week for more information. Everything you need to know will be on this site by Friday night.

What if I have any questions before then?
We admire your enthusiasm, but please don’t send them. Everything will be made clear later this week.

(I had to post their FAQ. I like it. It's amusing :) )
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Re: Angry Robot - Open Door 2013
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 10:24:12 PM »
I like it.

Might submit if I can finish these edits by Dec. Hesitant without more edits, but we'll see. An opportunity, if anything.
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Offline jefGoelz

Re: Angry Robot - Open Door 2013
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 04:45:37 AM »
Has anyone heard anything about a submission yet?  I submitted something a couple weeks before the deadline, but haven't gotten a response.

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AW: Re: Angry Robot - Open Door 2013
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 06:33:15 AM »
Has anyone heard anything about a submission yet?  I submitted something a couple weeks before the deadline, but haven't gotten a response.
Me neither. I decided to wait until the end of April before dropping them a query...
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Re: Angry Robot - Open Door 2013
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 10:04:38 AM »
Me neither, neither, though I'm guessing they had thousands of submissions.

It took about six months for Gollancz to reply to a submission I put in their slushpile.  :o
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Offline Sa5muelSB

Re: Angry Robot - Open Door 2013
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014, 08:28:34 PM »
I actually sent mine in last year as soon as I saw this. Anyway, I think they have a large pile and I just hope they will reply soon.  :-\ Being an author/writer is difficult mostly the waiting game to know if the publisher liked your stuff or not
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Re: Angry Robot - Open Door 2013
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2014, 03:24:39 AM »
I got an email from them today saying that they've been reorganizing and had no idea when they might respond.

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Re: Angry Robot - Open Door 2013
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2014, 04:00:19 AM »
I got an email from them today saying that they've been reorganizing and had no idea when they might respond.

Me too. I decided to pull my submission.
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