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Hachette Open submissions window

Discussion in 'Café Life' started by Kitty, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Kitty

    Kitty Distinguished Member

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  2. Amber

    Amber Active Member

    I suppose this is the UK division of Hachette?
     
  3. MaryA

    MaryA Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Kitty! Always interesting to see who's looking for what and what's on their booklist.
     
  4. Sea-shore

    Sea-shore aka Anne Chen Staff Member

    Thanks, Kitty. Better get my skates on. Submission until 7th December only. Good luck to those entering!
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2017 at 10:07 AM
  5. Carol Rose

    Carol Rose Guardian Founding Member

    **GULP** Just submitted my (halfway finished!) women's fiction novel. Lord. That was scary. LOL!!
     
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  6. Rich.

    Rich. Guardian Staff Member

    @Carol Rose, did you notice the contradiction between the terms on the main page and those on the submission page? The main page said submissions were welcome from anywhere in the world, but the submission page itself had a check box to confirm you were based in the UK or the ROI and a note saying you must be a resident of one of them.

    Did you check the box?
     
  7. Carol Rose

    Carol Rose Guardian Founding Member

    That didn't even show up on my end. The only check mark was whether the manuscript was finished. Interesting.
     
  8. Rich.

    Rich. Guardian Staff Member

    That is odd. I don't know what to say. Well, if the box didn't show up for you, I certainly wouldn't worry about it.

    I was nosing around out of interest, but I don't think I fit their requirements, so I'm not going to submit. I've actually cancelled the submittable account I created, so I can't go back and see if the UK/ROI check box still appears for me. But like I said, if it wasn't there for you, it's obviously not an issue.

    Best of luck, Carol!
     
  9. Carol Rose

    Carol Rose Guardian Founding Member

    I'm not worried about it. :) If it's a goof up on their part, it's their mistake, not mine. Thanks! :)
     
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  10. Richard Turner

    Richard Turner Well-Known Member

    I'm going to try - being old is handicap enough!
     
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  11. Richard Turner

    Richard Turner Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much for putting this link up here Kitty. I've submitted my application, complete with justification for a white hetero Anglo-Saxon university educated male can still be disadvantaged - by age. I'll post what I sent in the proper place so that people can tell me I got it all wrong and haven't a chance!
     
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  12. Carol Rose

    Carol Rose Guardian Founding Member

    Goodness, I didn't even take that from it. That I had to justify myself, or draw attention to something as arbitrary as my age. I'm 60 years old and wasn't published until I was 54. Who cares, and what's that got to do with any of this?

    If they like my submission, great! If they don't, they don't. I've had minimal feedback on it, and that's because I haven't sought much yet. It's not even finished. I haven't touched it for months, to be honest. I saw a chance to get something in front of one of the BIG FIVE and took it. A positive attitude goes a long way. Just sayin...
     
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  13. Richard Turner

    Richard Turner Well-Known Member

    What did you put in the (max 500 words) box asking in what way you were disadvantaged?
     
  14. Carol Rose

    Carol Rose Guardian Founding Member

    I didn't focus on me. I focused instead on the story, and its differences to the usual stories in the genre it most closely falls under. Because that's my real challenge with this particular story. It might be too different.
     
  15. Richard Turner

    Richard Turner Well-Known Member

    Want to swap reviews - mine's very different too.
     
  16. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member


    I just saw their account on twitter. @FutureBookshelf

    Saying:-


    'We would just like to confirm that submissions are open to anyone across the world from today until December 7th. We look forward to reading them all!'
     
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  17. Carol Rose

    Carol Rose Guardian Founding Member

    Not right now. The story is only half done, and I'm sure I'll be tweaking it quite a bit, no matter what their answer is. :)
     
  18. Alistair Roberts

    Alistair Roberts Guardian Staff Member

    Well I've thrown in the Goondiwindi Murders, although its a bit under the 60,000 minimum for a murder mystery.
     
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  19. Sea-shore

    Sea-shore aka Anne Chen Staff Member

    Sent mine off yesterday. Quite the most stressful submissions I've had so far.
    Now waiting to hear from them. More frayed nerves.
     
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  20. MaryA

    MaryA Well-Known Member

    Good luck, Anne.
     
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  21. Sea-shore

    Sea-shore aka Anne Chen Staff Member

    Thank you, Mary! :) I may need it. I wrote I am in the 'BANE':rolleyes::oops: category for my personal statement.

    (It should be BAME - Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic but right now BANE sounds about right. :D:p)
     
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  22. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

    Bane, lolololol!
    Now I have BANE envy.
    I want to be a BANE!

    They will only like you better, not worse for that typo, @Sea-shore.
     
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  23. MaryA

    MaryA Well-Known Member

    You are so not the bane of my life @Sea-shore, but that kind of acronym lends itself to so many bad puns. Irresistible. I hope they don't become the bane of your life.
     
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  24. Sea-shore

    Sea-shore aka Anne Chen Staff Member

    Thank you, ladies. :) I was told by @Emurelda, they had their own typo on the website : The Future 'Bookshelvd'. :D
     

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