Good news, chaps! Harper Voyager – the sci fi / fantasy branch of Harper Collins – are open to unsolicited submissions from new authors for the first time in ages. The submissions need to be 80k-120k long and completed. It’s for e-publishing with a possibility of print as well. Basically, they have smelled the Zeitgeist and are trying to get in on the slice of that action.
They don’t want to hear from agents, just the authors, which some people have red-flagged. However there’s an excellent piece of advice on Reddit: if you get accepted, then get yourself an agent quickly to advise. If you can tell prospective agents that you already have serious interest from Harper Collins, they’re unlikely to turn you down.
The deadline is 1st – 14th October 2012. That gives you a month to finish polishing. Click here and good luck!