In this time of accelerated evolution in the field of digitalÂ publishing, the editorial leaders of Harper Voyager in the United Kingdom, United States andÂ Australia are delighted to announce an exciting joint venture that will offer talented aspiringÂ writers the chance to join the global science fiction and fantasy imprint.
For the first time in over a decade, Harper Voyager is offering writers the chance to submitÂ full, unagented manuscripts for a limited two-week period. The publisher is seeking newÂ authors with fresh voices, strong storytelling abilities, original ideas and compelling storylines.Â Harper Voyager is home to some of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy, includingÂ George R. R. Martin, Kim Harrison, Raymond E. Feist, Robin Hobb, Richard Kadrey, SaraÂ Douglass, Peter V. Brett and Kylie Chan, among others.
The submission portal, www.harpervoyagersubmissions.com, will be open from the 1st to theÂ 14th of October 2012. The manuscripts will then be read and those most suited to the globalÂ Harper Voyager list will be selected jointly by editors in the USA, UK and Australia. AcceptedÂ submissions will benefit from the full publishing process: accepted manuscripts will be edited;Â and the finished titles will receive online marketing and sales support in World English markets.
Voyager will be seeking an array of adult and young adult speculative fiction for digitalÂ publication, but particularly novels written in the epic fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy,Â horror, dystopia and supernatural genres. Submission guidelines and key information can beÂ found at www.harpervoyagersubmissions.com.
The submissions and digital publications are a joint, global effort by Harper Voyager,Â spearheaded by Deputy Publisher Director Emma Coode in the United Kingdom, AssociateÂ Publisher Deonie Fiford in Australia, and Executive Editor Diana Gill in the United States.Â TheÂ three editors note that: â€œNo other publishing company has done a coordinated submissionÂ period for unagented authors across three continents, and all of us at Harper Voyager and atÂ HarperCollins Publishers are absolutely thrilled to be launching this huge opportunity. We lookÂ forward to discovering and digitally publishing many new exciting voices globally at HarperVoyager.â€