Gollancz will be open to novel submissions from 1st June 2022 to 30th June 2022 



Are you writing a Fantastical Fae Fantasy? Sitting on a Science Fiction Spectacular? What about a Hair-raising Horror? We want to hear from YOU!

We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting unagented submissions between 1st June 2022, (00:00 BST) until 30th June 2022, (23:59 BST).


Here at Gollancz, we specialise in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror novels. Our titles include Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher series, Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, Brandon Sanderson’s The Mistborn Trilogy, Kristin Cashore’s Graceling Realm, and many more. Take a look through our titles to get a better understanding of what types of stories we publish. We love everything fantastical: from vampires and werewolves, to alien invasions, to paranormal romance!





Who can send a submission?

Anyone with a completed story that does not have representation within a literary agency and has not previously been published in the UK. In addition to this we are actively looking for submissions from writers from underrepresented backgrounds. This includes writers of any race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, class, and physical ability.


What do I send?

Please include in an email to submissions.gollancz@orionbooks.co.uk


Your full-length book attached as a .pdf or Word .doc/ .docx


Up to a 1,000 word synopsis in the body of the email, including what genre  your story falls within (feel free to refer to currently published titles too).


100 words about yourself in the body of the email.


Your email address.


Should you have any further queries please contact us at submissions.gollancz@orionbooks.co.uk



That’s it! Good luck – we look forward to reading your work!



Response Timeline:


Please note that any submissions sent before or after the submission dates will not be considered.


Due to the volume of submissions we receive during our open periods, please allow us up to 9 months from 30th June to respond to you. If you’ve received a confirmation email, your work has been received and there is no need to contact us to check. Please do not send your work until you feel it is ready to be read. We will not be accepting ‘updated’ versions of the same work once submitted.