Open Submissions – Endgame
By Anne Perry
Posted on August 18, 2015 in News with tags Open Submissons
Our open submissions window has closed. What happens next?
We have now responded to every email we received during our open submissions period. For everyone who submitted – congratulations! It is an enormous accomplishment to have finished a novel, and you should be incredibly proud.
We are now happily reading submissions and (thanks to a small army of enthusiastic volunteers) we should be on track to have read them all and responded to everyone by the end of September.
I have some questions!
If you submitted but did not receive a confirmation email: please email us at hodderscape (at) hodder dot co dot uk. We will search our files and our log and get back to you.
If you submitted but received a response saying that you had submitted outside our submissions window: given the huge number of submissions we received we simply cannot consider anything that we received later than our posted cutoff time. But don’t fear! We will hold more open submissions periods later on, and we are always open to submissions from agents.
It has come to our attention that we should have written BST instead of GMT in our original submissions guidelines; we apologise for the error.
Great. What can I expect now?
Given the huge volume of submissions, we will not be able to provide personal feedback to authors. When we have made our decision we will send you an email. In some cases, we might be sending you a rejection; in other cases, we might be asking for you to send the entire manuscript in so that we can read and consider it.
Please be patient with us! We’ll read as fast as we can… but we’re only human!
On behalf of everyone here at Hodderscape,
thank you all for your enthusiasm, your understanding, and your brilliant books. We’re honoured to have the opportunity to take a look at them and look forward to getting in touch with you our about our decision.