@1: Jens - Thanks for keeping an eye out! You haven't missed anything—the first newsletter will go out tomorrow.
For all the commenters on this thread: please note that Sarah's pronouns are they/them.
Raven @32 - Updated you via the submissions email, so you're all set!
Yaswin @31, David @33 - We prefer a cover letter structured like a query for a novel, with a brief synopsis, word count, and context for how you think it would fit on our existing list. Do not include it in the body of the manuscript, which should be one double-spaced document in a readable font (preferably Times New Roman.) When you submit in Moksha, there is a field in the portal for your cover. We have never asked for 3 chapters, so I'm not sure where that information came from--please refer to the word count and submit the entire manuscript.
Thanks to everyone for their interest and for the submissions that have already rolled in. As we enter the last week of open submissions, we won't be monitoring questions in this post anymore, so please send any other administrative questions over to submissions at tor dot com. Happy writing!
Raven @28: You can email submissions at tor dot com with your withdrawal request and we will pull it from the system. I've updated our novella guidelines to make this process more clear. Thanks!
Raven @22: You can withdraw the May submission and submit the new one in this period.
Lisa @24: While there are always exceptions, for this period, we prefer standalone novellas that tell a complete story.
Namor @25: You can submit in .doc, .docx, .rtf.
Stephen @26: I think you may have confused us for a different publisher, since we didn't have a January 2018 reading period and we've never held an open call for novels or partial works. If you submitted to Tor Books, their guidelines are here: https://us.macmillan.com/torforge/about/faq/#how-do-i-submit-writing-to-tom-doherty-associates-llc. This announcement is about Tor.com Publishing's novella program.
Jeff @20: Thank you for checking, but we don't accept multiple submissions - please pick the one.
Susan @13: Sorry about missing your question earlier! We have no hard and fast rules on cover letters, but I would model it more closely on a novel cover letter, with an eye toward useful comp titles (particularly ones on the Tor.com Publishing list) if they're relevant.
JT @18: Yes, we accept horror.
TCS @10: We do accept UK submissions, yes!
Nicole @11, Malka @12, happy_mouth @14: The word count requirements are firm and we'll only review submissions between 20-40k.
supersuri @15: We won't reopen again in 2018, but keep an eye out on our social media feeds and the website for future open periods - right now, the next one is not yet finalized.
@10 - Hi L, please keep an eye out on the site and our social media feeds for details on the July window.
@9 - Hi Dom, please use standard manuscript formatting (readable font, 12 pt, double-spaced, standard margins, in .doc, .docx, or .rtf).
@8 - Hi Paul - we're only considering submissions between 20k and 40k with no exceptions.
@1 - Unfortunately we don't accept submissions in other languages, but we will consider works in translation provided that English language rights are available.