Monday, March 21, 2011

open door month

I don't recall what I've posted where, so I thought I'd remind folks that March 2011 is "Open Door Month" over at Angry Robot Books. They say
We’re publishing novels, either standalone or as part of greater series. Our novels are for adult readers; we’re not currently looking at work aimed at young teens or children.
All our books are “genre” fiction in one way or another — specifically fantasy, science fiction, horror, and that new catch-all urban or modern fantasy.
Our books will be published in all English-language territories — notably the UK, US and Australia — so we’ll be buying rights to cover all those.

Beyond all of this, what we’re really looking for in your writing is this:
• A “voice”, that comes from…
• Confident writing
• Pacy writing
• Characters that live, have real relationships and emotions, even in extreme situations
• A sense of vision, a rounded universe that lives and breathes
• Clever construction, good plotting, a couple of surprises even for us jaded old read-it-alls
• Heightened experience – an intensity, extremity or just a way of treating plot or situation in a way we’ve not come across before. “Goes up to 11″, if you know what that means.

Check out the website for more info. Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. I like how it's called "Open Door" month. This sounds like a nice opportunity for many writers, thanks for sharing.