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Got an unpublished science fiction, fantasy or horror novel? UK genre publisher Gollancz will be accepting un-agented submissions throughout January!


Starting January 4th (Monday!) through January 22nd, the publisher will be accepting novel submissions. Here’s the trick: you have to mail it in.

Here’s their criteria:

  • 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)


  • 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



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