Gollancz Direct Submissions: January 2016

Exciting news for all aspiring writers out there!

At Gollancz we are proud of our continuing history of publishing the best debut authors each year. We see nurturing and promoting such talent as part of our role in the genre community. We know that it can be intimidating and difficult when you take those first steps with your manuscript, and we want to make it easier for you. And so, following on from the success of the Gollancz Festival 2015, which included the Festival of New Writers, we are excited to announce that we will temporarily be opening for direct submissions again in January 2016. We can’t think of a better way to start the New Year!

We encourage submissions from anyone, around the world, regardless of gender, race, religion, location, lifestyle or anything else. All we ask is that, if you have a manuscript you would like us to consider, you follow these guidelines:

  • Submissions will be open 4th to 22th January 2016. Only submissions with valid postdates will be considered.
  • We will only be accepting PHYSICAL submissions.
  • We will only consider SF, Fantasy, Horror or YA Crossover novels. They must be complete and more than 80,000 words.
  • We will consider previously self-published works.
  • We will not consider works we have previously rejected.
  • We will not consider works sent in by agents, or by authors who already have representation – they can be submitted in the normal way.
  • We are not currently looking for short story collections or anthologies.
  • Please send:
    • The first 50 pages of your manuscript
    • A cover letter outlining the scope and concept of your work
    • A full synopsis (no more than 1 page, can be single spaced)
  • Format:
    • Double-spaced
    • Single or double-sided
    • Please use standard fonts (comic-sans is liable to make our eyes bleed!)
  • Please address to:

The Gollancz Team
Carmelite House
50 Victoria Embankment

All submissions will be considered by one of the Gollancz editorial team, and we will work through them as quickly as we can. We will only undertake to respond or offer feedback where we think there is a useful conversation to be had with the author, or we can offer sensible advice to the author. We will make an announcement when we have got through them all.

We look forward to reading your work!

Good luck!

Team Gollancz