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Macmillan's Tor Books Now Accepting Direct Author Submissions

Julie Crisp, Tor UK Editorial Director - peoplewhowrite

Julie Crisp, Tor UK editorial director

Agentless authors, rejoice! The editors at Pan Macmillan imprint Tor UK “have decided to throw the doors open and invite writers to send their novels in.” In a blog post, Tor UK editorial director Julie Crisp explains the reason for the policy shift:

…[We] know how frustrating it is for non-published authors to try to get their work into a traditional publishing house. With so many publishers and agents having closed their lists for submissions, many writers feel that the only option is to go down the self-publishing route. And while that works for some writers, trying to get the visibility for a novel amongst the sheer numbers of other writers all attempting the same thing is never going to be easy. Besides, hopefully, there is still a fondness for having the book edited, packaged and published by us traditional types… 🙂 

They’re looking for “complete and unpublished science fiction, fantasy and horror novels, written in English of between 95,000 – 150,000 words”; if your work qualifies, email it to Good luck!

One response to “Macmillan's Tor Books Now Accepting Direct Author Submissions

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