It’s been over two months since the manuscript submission period closed, and we received over 4500 submissions from all over the world, which is amazing! Thank you all for submitting.
We had originally set a January 15, 2013 deadline for responses to potential projects. We’re reading as quickly as we can–and in fact have our eyes on a few submissions already–but we will not make the 1/15/13 response date . And we do not want to keep you hanging if we have read it and it is not right for us.
So, we are changing our policy and will indeed be responding to each and every submission. The first wave of responses will go out in January.
If you do not hear anything via email, your submission is still being considered, and is still in consideration until you receive a response. We will also do an update in mid January to let you know how far along we are in the process.
Our sincere thanks for your patience in the meantime, and all best wishes for the holidays and for a wonderful new year.
ETA: If you would like to pull your submission given the longer time for us to read and respond, it is of course your right to do so. Simply email us and we will delete the submission.
ETA: We’ve started sending responses, both status reports for those manuscripts still under consideration and and beginning to respond to those that do not work for our list (sorry). If the wires get crossed and you received a rejection followed by a status report/conflicting email, please email us at voyagersubmissions(at)harpercollins.com. We are trying to prevent any confusion, but if we do, we will clarify, and our apologies.