Does that mean I can come in?
In the case of Angry Robot – yes!
It is that time of year again, folks. Angry Robot, an up-and-coming publishing house located in the United Kingdom, is accepting unsolicited manuscripts from unagented* authors.
For those of you struggling to finish that adult science fiction/fantasy novel, here’s your chance! Some harried
intern editor will read your novel and give it the same undivided attention as they would any other manuscript Angry Robot receives from agents, and, like, real authors.
Of course, based on past statistics, they’ll probably still reject it. The chances of being selected are pretty darn slim (less than 3% make it to serious consideration).
They are looking for brilliant work, folks, as well as stories that are not too similar to anything else they have already published or have in the pipeline.
But if you think you’ve got that perfect story, a speculative fiction novel that will inspire, shock, and transform – go for it.
Deadline is December 31st, 2013. Good luck to all who submit.
For those who opt to bypass this opportunity, keep writing – there’s always next year!
* Is that a word?