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Houghton Mifflin Suspends Acquisition Of New Manuscripts

12/26/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publisher of authors including Philip Roth, Jonathan Safran Foer, Günter Grass and J. R. R. Tolkien, has temporarily suspended acquisitions of new manuscripts, a company spokesman said Monday.

The company, which was formed by Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep's $4 billion takeover of Harcourt in July 2007, has undergone staff layoffs and other turbulence during its consolidation period. But just a month ago, the company held a party in its downtown Manhattan offices to celebrate the completion of the union.

Now the company is not accepting submissions.

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