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An Update on Open Submissions

Hi everybody, Thanks so much for sending in your submissions, it’s incredibly exciting to think we could find something amazing in the material we’ve received. We just wanted to update everyone that we are diligently working our way through the books we’ve received over the past few months, and that we read each and every […]

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Ed McDonald on The Writing Process

  We are thrilled to welcome Ed McDonald, author of Blackwing to the Gollancz Blog. Ed McDonald’s debut novel, Blackwing is the gritty tale of Galharrow and his Blackwings. When a raven tattoo rips itself from his arm to deliver a desperate message, Galharrow and a mysterious noblewoman must investigate a long dead sorcerer’s legacy […]

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Infographic: 14 top tips from Stephen King’s On Writing

Print it out, pin it to your wall, and write your own masterpiece. For more advice from Stephen King’s On Writing, check out this collection of top tips from his UK editor Philippa Pride. Discover Stephen King’s full collection of classic novels at www.stephenkingbooks.co.uk.

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Advice for Writers from Writers – Part Three

For our third collection of #gollanczfest authors providing suggestions and advice on how to be a writer, we welcome Elizabeth Bear, Stan Nicholls, Alex Lamb and Joanne Harris. If you missed the first two parts, click here and here.   Elizabeth Bear: The editor is actually rooting for you to pull it off. Don’t disappoint […]

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Advice for Writers from Writers – Part Two

Welcome to the second of our #gollanczfest collection of advice and hints from authors. This time around we have pieces from Jaine Fenn, Simon Morden, Tom Lloyd and Steph Swainston, all of whom are lovely people and you should buy their books. And if you missed part one, click here.   Jaine Fenn: Learn the […]

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How I Write: A Guest Post by Tom Lloyd

We are delighted to welcome Tom Lloyd back to the Gollancz Blog. Tom’s stunning new epic fantasy, Stranger of Tempest is out in bookshops and online today. We caught up with Tom and asked him to share some of the secrets behind his writing process.  For my birthday I was given a book called How […]

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Writing Tips

The most important thing for you to keep in mind is that for every tip or rule we suggest, there are a million examples of writers doing the opposite and doing it incredibly well. What you do and how you do it is entirely up to you, and yes, you should make every effort to surprise […]

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Top tips from Stephen King’s On Writing

To celebrate publication of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and the short story form, Hodder has teamed up with the Guardian to run an exciting competition.  We are inviting writers to pen an original, gripping and chilling story, inspired by Stephen King’s line: ‘There’s something to be said for a shorter, more intense experience. It can […]

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NaNoWriMo: Week 1

Let’s get started! If you need a month’s worth of Hodderscape’s NaNoWriMo advice, why not check out last year’s NaNoDodo archives? Hodderscape author James P. Smythe on the ‘ten things I learned about writing from Stephen King.’ Gollancz will be opening for direct submissions in early January – so get writing! and Harper Voyager are […]

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Open Submissions: The Guidelines!

What we’re looking for: We publish a wonderful, exciting, diverse list of SFF here at Hodder – and we’re always on the lookout for new talent. Specifically, we are looking for novels (50,000 words or more) that contain some element of the speculative or fantastic. Simply put, we’re looking for awesome science fiction, fantasy and […]

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