HarperCollins to Close Authonomy
HarperCollins is to close its Authonomy online community for aspiring writers, which has been live since 2008.
The site has worked by inviting users to submit manuscripts online, with submissions ranked by users and the best-ranked considered for publication by HarperCollins. Authors found by HarperCollins through the Authonomy community include Miranda Dickinson, Steven Dunne and Kat French. However the community will now close at the end of September.
On the Authonomy site, the publisher explained to community members: "Unfortunately in recent years publishing of titles from the site has slowed as we have opened other submissions channels, and the community has become smaller…