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Archive for 'Publishing' Opens to Novella Subs

Imprint has announced that from October 12, 2016 to January 12, 2017 they will accept unsolicited submissions of fantasy novellas, but only those set in “worlds that are not modeled on European cultures.” Editors Lee Harris and Carl Engle-Laird will consider submissions between 20,000 and 40,000 words, and particularly seek submissions from writers from underrepresented populations. Complete […]

Kensington Launches SF Imprint

Kensington is launching a new digital SF imprint, Rebel Base Books, in fall 2017, starting with Barb Hendee’s Through a Dark Glass. They will focus on space travel and traditional “soft” SF thrillers, alternate worlds and histories, and classic epic fantasy. All Kensington’s editors will be acquiring for the new imprint, and they are actively seeking submissions. For more […]

New Imprint: Rick Riordan Presents

Disney-Hyperion has announced the launch of a new imprint, Rick Riordan Presents, devoted to “mythology-based books for middle grade readers.” The imprint’s mission is to “find, nurture, and promote the best storytellers for middle grade readers,” with a focus on new and under-represented authors. Stephanie Owens Lurie, Riordan’s editor, will be the imprint’s editorial director, with […]

Changes at Bloomsbury USA

Cindy Loh has been promoted to the newly created role of vice-president and director of consumer publishing at Bloomsbury USA following the company’s decision to divide its worldwide business into consumer and non-consumer divisions. She has been the director of children’s publishing at Bloomsbury since 2012, following two years at Sterling and senior editorial experience […]

Hachette Sues Seth Grahame-Smith

Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Unholy Night (among other titles), is being sued by Hachette Book Group for breach of contract. The publisher is suing to recover the $500,000 (plus interest) they paid for a book they allege the author never delivered. Hachette and Grahame-Smith made a $4 million deal for two new books following 2010’s […]

Gill Named Executive Editor at Tor/Forge

Diana Gill has joined Tor/Forge as executive editor. Gill managed Harper Voyager US for twelve years before moving to the Berkley Publishing Group in 2014. President and publisher Tom Doherty announced hiring Gill along with several staff promotions and hires on July 28, 2016. For Tor, Liz Gorinsky and Miriam Weinberg have both been promoted […]

Changes at Tor

Leading SF publisher Tor Books has announced significant changes to the publishing team. Longtime executive editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden has been named associate publisher, effective immediately. He will be joined by a new hire, associate publisher Devi Pillai, formerly editorial director at Orbit. Tor publisher Tom Doherty says, “I’ve watched Devi’s work with admiration for a […]

SFWA Opens to Game Writers

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) will be open to active membership applications from game writers, beginning August 1, 2016. The decision was made by a membership-wide vote. “Games in any medium may be used for qualification so long as the game has a narrative element, is in English, and in the science fiction, […]

New InterGalactic Medicine Show Editor

Scott M. Roberts has taken over as editor of Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show, starting with the new July/August 2016 issue, #51. Roberts has been assistant editor for the magazine for years, and guest edited issue #41. He replaces editor Edmund R. Schubert, who announced his departure in the April 2016 issue. For more information, visit the Intergalactic Medicine […]

Gill Leaves Ace

Executive editor Diana Gill’s position at Ace/Roc has been “eliminated… as part of the reorganization” at Berkley (which we reported on earlier). Her last day is today, March 18, 2016. Gill’s assistant Rebecca Brewer has been promoted to associate editor, and will take over most of Gill’s list, with the remainder going to Anne Sowards and Jessica Wade, […]

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