Update on the Gollancz Direct Submissions

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 on earth it could take a crack editorial team like Gollancz four or more months to get through…

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Best Films of 2015

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 lines betwen fact and fiction are hazy throughout. Easily Kristen Stewart’s best role to date,…

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Gollancz direct submissions: now closed

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

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 Terri Windling raising a glass to both authors at the event. . . . if you’d like to be at the next Great…

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Introducing The Seventh Miss Hatfield

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 seriously. Which meant that I had to as well. So I opened up the synopsis, and found it intriguing. There…

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