Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Harper Collins launches new unsolicited submissions portal


For all those writers looking for that book deal, here is some exciting news for you.  I hope Harper Collins has plenty of readers.  I think they will be inundated. Good luck everyone who submits.  Remember to polish your manuscript until it is beautiful and shiny, and the most important tip: KEEP WRITING


          Harper CollinsPublishers ANZ is excited to announce the launch of its new online unsolicited submission program, The Wednesday Post, which will be going live, Wednesday 21 August 2013. Our goal is to uncover, develop and promote the most outstanding voices writing today.

The new portal can be accessed at www.wednesdaypost.com.au and will also link from the HarperCollins homepage (in Australia and New Zealand). Submissions are accepted every week on Wednesday only. Aspiring authors will be asked to present synopses of their work and the first 50 pages of a manuscript. We are looking for writers at every stage of their career, from closet scribes to those who have a history of publication.

          Adult and YA books are the focus for this initiative, and we will be accepting manuscripts in both fiction and non-fiction genres. We are particularly seeking exceptional contemporary women’s fiction. The Wednesday Post will respond to authors within three weeks if we wish to see more of their work. All submissions will be considered for print and e-book publication as well as digital-only publication, which is an area we will be actively growing in the coming years through a dedicated e-only publishing model.  
         We are eagerly looking forward to our first intake of submissions and encourage all hopeful authors to apply. We love a good story, and if you have one to tell we want to hear from you.


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