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Tor.com Closes to Unsolicited Submissions

Tor.com has announced that, effective January 7, 2016, they will no longer accept unsolicited short fiction submissions: We’ve found some of our favorite, most innovative, and most surprising stories through slush. However, in recent years we’ve found that more and more of our stories have been coming to us from different sources. As more of […]

Spanton Leaves Gollancz

Simon Spanton, associate publisher at UK SF imprint Gollancz, has stepped down as of November 20th, 2015 “by mutual agreement.” Spanton joined Orion in 1996, later became co-editorial director of Gollancz with Jo Fletcher, and was promoted to associate publisher in 2013.

Orbit Expansion

Hachette Book Group has announced a significant expansion of their Orbit SF/F imprint. Beginning in fall 2016, they will increase the number of titles published by about 50%, to around 90 titles per year. They plan to recruit new editorial, marketing, and design staff to handle the expansion. Orbit publisher and HGB senior vice president […]

John Joseph Adams Books

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has announced the launch of a new SF/F book line to be edited by John Joseph Adams. The new list, called John Joseph Adams Books, will begin in February 2016 with print editions of three backlist Hugh Howey titles. Adams will serve as editor at large for the line. He began his association with HMH […]

Crossed Genres To Close

Crossed Genres Magazine will close after the December 2015 issue, according to an announcement from co-publishers Bart R. Leib and Kay T. Holt. They cite personal difficulties and a lack of funds necessary to continue. “We considered a lot of other options to try and keep CG Magazine open, but ultimately none of them were viable […]

Berkley and New American Library Combined

Penguin Publishing Group has combined Berkley and New American Library into a new division, called Berkley Publishing Group. Berkley head Leslie Gelbman is president of the new division, which she says will shift to “an amplified focus on major commercial hardcover and trade paperback originals.” Hardcover and trade paperback fiction will appear under the Berkley Books imprint, […]

Julie Crisp Leaves Tor UK

Julie Crisp has left her position as editorial director of Tor UK at Pan Macmillan. She will move on to work as a freelance editor and literary agent, effective immediately. Wayne Brooks, publishing director, will take the helm, alongside senior commissioning editor Bella Pagan and assistant editor Louise Buckley.

Susan Allison to Retire

Susan Allison, editorial director for Berkley Publishing Group (which includes SF imprint Ace), is retiring effective July 1, after more than 30 years with the company.

Malcolm Edwards Changes Role

Malcolm Edwards will step down from his position as deputy CEO and publisher of Orion at the end of 2015. He will become chairman of the Gollancz SF/fantasy line (an imprint of Orion), and will serve as consulting publisher at Orion. The changes will allow him to have a more flexible schedule and focus on projects that […]

Musa Publishing Closes

Musa Publishing will shut down on March 1, 2015. The company produced e-books and published Penumbra magazine until it folded in December 2014. They cite “the rising costs of doing business and reduced sales” as the cause. Their authors have been released from their contracts, but their “Bookshelf” service will still operate for customers until June 2016. For their […]


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