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Somewhere, Over the Rainbow

Gollancz Team: - January 21st, 2013
Acquisitions, Editorial Posts, Editorial Process, Publishing Tips

This was originally written for the British Fantasy Society Journal, and is re-posted here with their kind permission. If you’re interested in joining the BFS, or learning more about the society, you can get in touch with them through their website.

At every literary convention in the world there is a panel devoted to one variation or another of the eternal question ‘How to Get Published’. An assortment of editors, agents and authors (often new authors who can speak … More

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A Modern Day Fairy Tale, by Graham Joyce

Gollancz Team: - June 25th, 2012
Author Post, Editorial Process, Fantasy, Graham Joyce, Guest Post, Horror, Short Story

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Some Kind Of Fairy Tale has been optioned by a Hollywood studio so we asked Graham what it was like to sell to the film industry. This is what he told us.

Once upon a timely time a fine young fellow sat upon a large toadstool and wrote himself a story, he did. And no sooner had he written those holy words The End than did the Feather-giver appear in a puff of smoke from nowhere and handed him … More

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Orion/Gollancz Charity Auction for the Samaritans

Gollancz Team: - December 7th, 2011
Brandon Sanderson, Charity, Editorial Process, News, Science Fiction, Seasonal Posts

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This year the Orion Publishing Group – of which Gollancz is a part – has chosen the Samaritans as our Charity of the Year. Most people in the UK will know of their work, but for those that don’t (or are overseas), this is how they describe themselves:

Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland.

The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those … More

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Don’t mention Terry Pratchett! Or: How to submit your comic fantasy novel . . .

Gollancz Team: - October 21st, 2011
Editorial Process, Fantasy, Publishing Tips, Terry Pratchett

With this week’s publication of Snuff, it seems a perfect moment to talk about comic fantasy.

There are few submissions that I dread more than the ‘brilliant comic fantasy novel’. If I’m honest, it’s a pitch that makes my heart sink when I see it, because the pitch is always the same: ‘This is my hilarious comic fantasy novel. All my friends have read it, and they think I’m as funny as Terry Pratchett’. For most of the comic fantasy submission … More

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