The home of HarperCollins Science Fiction and Fantasy, Voyager, are giving writers without agents a chance to submit their manuscripts.
From October 1st - 14th Voyager will open it's doors to writers with unpublished work to try and find 10-12 new authors to publish, the first time in over a decade.
The publisher is looking, it said, for writers "with fresh voices, strong storytelling abilities, original ideas and compelling storylines". Both adult and young adult fiction will be considered, but particularly novels in the epic fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, horror, dystopia and supernatural genres.
Each author to be discovered by Voyager will receive full editorial, marketing and sales support across the UK, US and Australia, when their novels are published in ebook format. "It's going to be e-only to begin with but we are definitely not closing the door to print if something really takes off," said McCulloch. "This is going to be about finding new voices, and seeing what really works with the audience, what captures their imagination … It's not something we could do all the time, but we want to make sure we're not missing out on new talent."
Submission guidelines can be seen HERE