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Write for us – new imprint of Harper Collins wants crime and thriller writers

ThrillerRight now KillerReads – the new e-first imprint of HarperFiction at HarperCollins – have an open submissions window. They want full length book manuscripts that fit into their publishing niche: commercial crime and thrillers ranging from police procedurals, to psychological thrillers and high-concept thrillers.

“We want to give a voice to exciting emerging talent in the genre that may otherwise go unheard.”

That’s the good news. Bad news is that the window closes at 5pm on April 19th so you’ve got to get cracking to stand a chance.

Novels can’t have been self-published or ever been posted on publishing websites, forums or access platforms such as (but not limited to) Wattpad, Smashwords, Lulu, FanFiction, CompletelyNovel…

You will find details of how you can submit HERE. Follow it to the letter. In fact I suggest you ask a friend to go over your application before you press send just to make sure that you have submitted everything they ask for in the way they have asked for it – otherwise you could disqualify yourself before anyone has had the chance to read the opening paragraph. Good luck!

I found out about KillerReads from a guest post on one of my favourite blogs Catherine, caffeinated, (a must-read for anyone thinking about self-publishing). The guest post was written by Sheena Lambert who self-published her first novel and whose second novel is now part of the KillerReads stable. You can read about her experiences HERE.

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11 comments on “Write for us – new imprint of Harper Collins wants crime and thriller writers

  1. Laura Wilkinson
    March 27, 2015

    Reblogged this on Laura Wilkinson and commented:
    Another gem of information for emerging writers from Bridget Whelan.

  2. The Story Reading Ape
    March 27, 2015

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    AUTHORS – Bridget has found another great opportunity for you 😀

  3. Grat opportunity. Thanks for spreading the word!

    • Darn, typing much too fast as dog is demanding to go out – please correct that to “great” (thanks – stuff like that drives me crazy) Networking is getting to be best way to find out about stuff like this. Again, thanks for sharing

  4. Carol Balawyder
    March 27, 2015

    Thank you so much for this information, Bridget. It is much appreciated. 🙂

  5. Sue Coletta
    March 27, 2015

    My interest is peaked!

    • bridget whelan
      March 27, 2015

      These opportunities seem to come up more often – I wonder if agents should start to worry…

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