Thursday, 26 January 2012

Angry Robot Opens Door Again

Yesterday I received an email from Angry Robot Books informing me about an opportunity for debut novelists (that would be me!!!!) to have another Open Door Month like they had last year. The submissions for 2011 garnered publication for three authors - Cassandra Rose Clarke, Lee Collins and Lee Battersby, and at least six brand new novels for publication with Angry Robot Books in 2012 and 2013.

Angry Robot Books are having another Open Door running from April 16th - April 30th, 2012. This time they require only two types of genre: EPIC FANTASY - with a bit of an edge or the sort of left-field twist the Angry Robot audience has come to expect, and YA -any subject welcome, but must be science fiction or fantasy, and inteded for a Young Adult audience, for potential publication via Angry Robot's new Strange Chemistry imprint.

Further details can be found at

Alas, my novel(s)-in-progress are not epic fantasy: no shwash buckling heroes brandishing broad swords fighting to uphold justice in whatever kingdom is prevalent. No lovely heroines to be rescued from some dastardly villan who seeks power and voluptuous maidens imprisoned in a tower or dungeon.

But, surely there's someone out there who has something that needs a quick review and rewrite or edit to polish it off and send it. It's worth a try.

On anorther note, this photo was taken near Sparwood, B.C.

The snow disappeared a few days ago in a heat wave of 7C and rain, and has now reappeared with a light dusting. Its a wonder the trees aren't in a state of shock with the rapid changes in temperature. The forecast called for partial sun and cloud yesterday and it was overcast the whole day. Today I expect much of the same. I love it when the sun comes out as it refreshes my optimism.

I've posted a photo to remind myself that I must get back to my hiking posts. I had one partially done for last year that never made it to the blog. It seems as if the hours in my day have shortened to where nothing I work on gets completed or progresses properly.

Photo Credit: Gord McKenna CC=nc-nd-flickr.


Viola said...

Such a wonderful mountain with snow covering the top of it! =)
Wish you good luck as a debut novelist! :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like an opportunity. I'll have a look. Thanks for the heads up.

Reb said...

Lovely photo. I am finding this winter to be very strange. Above zero temps one week and then into -40 the next. I have seen more rabbits this winter than any other in the 6+ years I have been living in this apt. I don't mind the lack of snow for the city, but, I am worried about the farmers.

RuneE said...

I hope you will be lucky and find a reliable publisher for you novel(s). I'm sure that someone will have the sense to recognize quality when the see it. While we wait for you to inform us, we can enjoy this photo.