Question & AnswersCategory: Generalquestion-for-polly-nolan-and-sarah-davies
Megan asked 5 months ago

I’m writing from Australia. I read in the team section of this website that Polly would not jump on a science fiction manuscript. Would Polly delete a submission that is science fiction for a young adult audience? Or would the submission be considered despite the genre? If Polly wold not be interested in such a submission at all, would it be possible to send my submission to Sarah instead when she reopens for submissions? I read on her manuscript wish list that she has a passion for science in fiction and thought that my manuscript might be a good fit. I am in Australia but thought it was worth asking as I would be very excited to have my work considered by the Greenhouse. Thank you for taking the time to read my question. Kind Regards, Megan

1 Answers
Polly Nolan Staff answered 5 months ago

Dear Megan
Thank you for taking the time to write.  In the first instance, please send your query to me.  I read everything sent to me (as long as it follows our submission guidelines, which are on our website).  If it’s not for me but I think that it might work for Sarah, I will forward it to her.  Sarah and I work closely together, and often share manuscripts, so please don’t worry that, because I am not a huge fan of sci-fi, your work won’t be given serious consideration. 
The best of luck with it!
Polly