Authors react to closure of Authonomy

Authors react to closure of Authonomy

Authors have reacted with sadness to the news that HarperCollins is to close its online community for aspiring writers, Authonomy.

The site invited users to submit manuscripts online. Submissions were ranked by users, and the best-ranked were considered for publication by HarperCollins.

The publisher announced it was shutting the site at the end of September because the “community has become smaller” as it has opened other submissions channels. Among the authors found by HarperCollins through the Authonomy community are Steven Dunne and Miranda Dickinson.

Dunne, who was the first author ...

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