Hodderscape Open Submissions: Update
By Anne Perry
Posted on October 27, 2015 in Books, News with tags Open Submissions
It’s nearly the end of October! But we’re not quite done reading yet… Below the jump, you’ll find a status update to let you know how we’re doing with our open submissions.
We’ve read more than three quarters of the submissions now, and have gotten in touch with many of you already, but unfortunately we have not yet managed to read and respond to everyone. We won’t be able to reach our goal of having let everyone know the status of their submission by the end of October, but never fear! We’re working night and day to ensure that we read and consider everything carefully and are making every effort to let you know as quickly as possible.
As we have mentioned before, we received nearly 1,500 submissions, most of which are about 15,000 words long. That means we’ll have read nearly twenty-two million words by the time we’re finished going through all the submissions. As a comparison: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is 198,227 words long. So we’re reading the equivalent of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 113 times in a row. It’s taking us a little while!
Please do not email us asking about the status of your submission or when you’ll hear from us. The more time we have to spend answering these emails the longer it will take us to get through all of the submissions.