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Update on the Gollancz Direct Submissions

Gollancz Team: - May 19th, 2016
Editorial Posts, Editorial Process, Submissions, Writing, Writing Tips

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First, of all, thank you for your patience!

Second, we hope you have just a little more left in you and ask that you bear with us for a little longer.

Gollancz’s direct submissions period was an outstanding success in numbers terms with around 1800 submissions received in the three weeks we were open. However, this success has translated into a rather longer sorting and reading period than we’d initially estimated. Which is why we appreciate your patience!

If you’re wondering how … More

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Best Films of 2015

Gollancz Team: - January 4th, 2016
Editorial Posts, Film Reviews, Films, Reviews, Seasonal Posts

Gollancz Editorial Manager Charlie gives his rundown on the best films of last year, based on UK cinema release dates.

Honourable Mentions: Big Hero 6, Sicario, Song of the Sea, Tangerine, Wild

20. Dope (dir. Rick Famuyiwa)
Wonderfully energetic and freewheeling, with one of the few good uses of a voiceover in a non-Scorsese film, and it was nice to see Tony Revolori again after The Grand Budapest Hotel.

19. Clouds of Sils Maria (dir. Olivier Assayas)
One of those fascinating character studies where the … More

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Gollancz direct submissions: now closed

Gollancz Team: - April 29th, 2015
Editorial Posts, News

We would like to remind everyone that the Gollancz list has decided to move to a windowed direct submissions period each year. Please be aware that we are currently not considering, or returning, any direct unsolicited submissions.

We will open direct submissions again, for a limited period of time, later in 2015 and will make an announcement closer to the time.

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From the Archive II

Gollancz Team: - July 28th, 2014
Editorial Posts, Events

The publisher Victor Gollancz was renowned for throwing fantastic parties as well as publishing exceptional novels, and we have always tried to uphold both glorious traditions. This photographic evidence of our success comes from a 1988 party held at Two Brydges Place, to celebrate the publication of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters and Robert Holdstock’s Lavondyss.

Scroll down to see David Hartwell, Ellen Kushner, Joe Haldeman, Norman Spinrad, Jo Fletcher, Brian Aldiss, Lucius Shepard, Terry Pratchett, Ellen Datlow and … More

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Introducing The Seventh Miss Hatfield

Gollancz Team: - July 3rd, 2014
Anna Caltabiano, Editorial Posts, Extract, Fiction, Uncategorized

Gollancz Editor, Marcus Gipps, introduces us to Anna Caltabiano’s The Seventh Miss Hatfield.

When her agent first told me about Anna Caltabiano, I was a little sceptical. A 17-year-old who’d written her second novel? Her second? I’m a firm believer that anyone has the potential to write a good novel, but generally it takes a lot of practice and experience to make it work. However I had worked with Anna’s agent before, and knew that she was taking this very … More

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