An open submissions window for Blake's 7 writers is announced. Big Finish is proud to announce a very special Blake's 7 book, which will comprise three original novellas, to be published in 2013. The book will consist of stories chosen from an open submissions opportunity, and it is being released in a licence deal with B7 Media.
Each novella will be approximately 20,000 words in length and can use any of the
characters and settings from the first season of Blake's 7 (plus, of course, new guest characters and settings of the author’s devising).
If you would like a chance to write one of these novellas, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
1. A complete outline of your proposed story, lasting no more than one page.
2. The first 1,000 words of the novella itself. (Please do not include the whole novella, we will only be reading the first few pages at this stage.)
3. A short paragraph telling us a little bit about yourself and your writing history. (It doesn't matter whether or not you've been published before.)
The deadline for submissions is midnight on 10 June 2012. Any emails received after this time will not be read. Please note that any stories not set during series one will sadly be disqualified. The chosen writers will be announced in September.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for all budding Blake’s 7 writers out there,” says Xanna Eve Chown, the books editor for Big Finish. “And it’s also a fantastic opportunity for us to discover new talent as we make our exciting plans for the future.”
Big Finish has released its first Blake’s 7 novel, The Forgotten by Mark Wright and Cavan Scott, which is available now. The second, Archangel by Scott Harrison, is out in November.
A series of audios starring the original cast members is also available. Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles – Volume 1 is out now; Volume 2 follows in August.
Nick Briggs presents the nearest thing to a full-cast podcast ever produced by Big Finish. Throwing the usual format out of the window, he visits Baltimore for the convention RegenerationWho3. Guest star Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who number 7!).