Wednesday, 6 August 2014

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME - New Digital First Imprint from Harper Fiction: Killer Reads - Deadline 14th September 2014

New Digital First Imprint from Harper Fiction

Harper Fiction is delighted to announce a brand new digital-first crime and thriller list, Killer Reads. To launch the imprint they will be opening their doors to un-agented submissions of crime and thriller novels initially for a limited period from 29th August to 14th September.

Killer Reads is looking for a wide range of submissions from across the genre, ranging from police procedurals to psychological thrillers, to high-concept thrillers and beyond. The selected manuscripts will be the first titles to be published on the list. From 29th August writers can submit their full manuscript, a synopsis of their novel and an author biography, by emailing:

Entry rules:

KillerReads is a subsidiary of HarperCollins Publishers (“HarperCollins”), 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8JB.
All submissions must be sent by email to the designated Open Submission email address:
Submissions which have been sent by post or means other than email to the correct email address will not be accepted.

All submissions must be received by 23:59 GMT on 14 September 2014. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd will not review any submissions received after this date, until the next round of submissions.
Each submission must contain:

(i)Full length novel with sequential page numbering included, with the first page being the title page;
(ii)Synopsis of whole book, including the complete plot and the story’s end (maximum 500 words); a one paragraph summary of the book; a short list of the main characters; and
(iii)Author biography, to include any blogs and/or social media information, any creative writing courses attended, short stories published, prizes won, literary or media mentors and contacts, etc (maximum 1 page).
The submission must be in Word format throughout all documents; all documents must be submitted at the same time, attached to a single email (the attachments each to be clearly individually marked as ‘manuscript’, ‘synopsis’, and ‘author biography’); the chapters of the manuscript are to be in one document, NOT sent as separate documents.

In addition, each page of all three parts of the submission should be clearly marked IN THE FILE NAME as well as in the documents with the author’s name and the title of the novel.
In the ‘Subject’ area at the top of an entrant’s submission email, entrants should put the title and their (pen) name.

In the body of the email, authors must provide their full name, address, and phone number.
Submissions that do not meet requirements of points 4-8 inclusive shall not be read.
Any submission containing incorrect, false or unreadable information will be rejected.
Submissions shall be limited to one novel per person.
Any submission made on behalf of or for another person, or multiple submissions, will not be read.

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