Friday, March 8, 2013

Hydra - A Writer's Beware Warning

For those of you writing sci-fi and fantasy this post about Random House's Hydra imprint might be of interest to you.  Hydra has been de-listed by SFWA and Writer's Beware isn't impressed with their business model.  You can read all about it here

Hat tip to Sci-fi Signal!


Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Hi Sandra- This recent review of Grimm Tales should make you happy. certainly made me very happy for you!

If the link does not show up in this comment, the blog site id TeamNerd Reviews

sandra seamans said...

Thanks for the link, Sean! And, yeah, it made me happy that she liked my story but, man, she really blasted the anthology.

G. B. Miller said...

I originally heard about this new imprint from a link via another writer's blog (I won't embarrass them by identifying the writer) and submitted a query to them for my novella.

Heard about this particular issue the next day on Facebook (I follow Writer's Beware on FB), and now I'm hoping/praying that my query gets rejected.

sandra seamans said...

Even if it's accepted, G, you still have the option of signing a contract or asking them to change what you don't like. You're not locked in until the contract's signed.

G. B. Miller said...

True, but I'm still hoping for a rejection just the same. I didn't e-mail them the manuscript, just filled out their form (which took me about a half hour to do) for the query.