- Cold Faith by Shaune Lafferty Webb;
- Foxing the Fandango by Lesley Truffle; and
- ON by Jon Puckeridge
as well as the remaining program for this year which includes:
- Isis, Vampires and Ghosts - Oh My by Janis Hill;
- Frontier Resistance by Leonie Rogers; and
- Across the Bridges by Ruth Fox
we have regretfully decided to temporarily close for submissions. At this stage we do not anticipate re-opening until June 2015. Please contact me to be informed by email when we re-open submissions again.
Unfortunately, given that our release schedule is now fully committed to December 2015, not to close for submissions would raise false expectations in those submitting manuscripts. In addition, keeping submissions open would require me to provide valuable time to assess submitted manuscripts, time that could be better spent editing and marketing those we are already contractually committed to.
No longer accepting submissions does leave a sour taste in my mouth, because when I established Hague Publishing one of my aims was to provide a channel for unpublished, or newly established authors to reach an audience. Now it seems I have become one of those many publishing houses (and agents) that seem intent on ignoring those many books deserving publication. Unfortunately both time, and capital prevent me from publishing all the books that do deserve and I am having to learn to say 'no'. On the other hand, having to hang out a sign - 'Temporarily Closed for Submissions' - is a mark of our success in attracting the manuscripts we have.