RWA conference Day 1 – Paths to Third Party Publication Panel Discussion

Alex Adsett (moderator), Abby Zidle (Simon & Schuster NY), Nina Bruhns (Entangled Publishing), Sheila Hudgson (Harlequin Mulls & Boon London), Bernadette Foley (Hachette Publishing), Kate Cuthbert (Escape Publishing), Alisa Krasnostein (Twelth Planet Press)

  • Kate:  Escape – Harlequin’s digital first imprint.  Looking for riskier titles, niche titles, cross genre, also traditional romance.  Submit via website, agented and unagented, first 3 chapters.
  • Bernadette:  Hachette – historical, outback / rural, looking for new authors and working with existing authors.  Accept submissions through their website.
  • Alisa:  Twelfth Planet Press – science fiction, fantasy horror, novellas, short stories, experimental writing.  Takes unagented submissions, e only.
  • Nina:  Entangled Publishing – romance only, every author gets own publicist, author friendly, responsive to the market.  Takes website submissions see website under ‘submittables’.
  • Abby:  Pocket books and Pocket Star – commercial literary fiction, romance fiction, digital first, indy publishing – contemporary, historical, fantasy, paranormal.  Doesn’t take unagented submissions unless requested at conferences.
  • Sheila: Harlequin – romance, single title, digital first.  wide range of online submission guidelines.  Carena press and Mira have own websites with guidelines.

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