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So you want to sell your book. Getting it to the right editor can make all the difference.

Many big publishers are launching ebook lines. This is a good place to break in for a new author.


Intermix is the digital-first imprint of Berkley and NAL books. Intermix focuses on genre fiction — romance, mystery, science fiction, fantasy and cross-genre fiction. They welcome all lengths, from novellas to very long fantasy novels. Every submission to Intermix is considered for the Berkley and NAL print lines as well — the editors decide if the work is best suited to print or to digital. Claire Zion is editorial director for Intermix, but all Berkley and NAL editors consider submissions for the imprint. They will read unsolicited and unagented manuscripts, though agented submissions have priority. Currently, they’re publishing a mix of reprints and new material, but they’re looking to add new authors. PENGUIN GROUP (USA) Inc. 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014-3657


Harpercollins USA has a digital imprint Avon Impulse. For new authors the digital line is 60,000 words, not so daunting for a new author. See link below for details:

Harlequin’s Digital First line is Carina. Click below for their guidelines:

Hachette’s digital line at Grand Central Publishing has guidelines below:

Genres: Forever Yours is currently accepting romance submissions from all subgenres, including but not limited to: contemporary, romantic comedy, romantic suspense, western, historical, inspirational, paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy, futuristic, urban fantasy, steampunk, time-travel, and erotica. We are not accepting YA, mystery, general fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.

Word count: We are accepting novella length works (8,000-35,000 words), as well as longer works from 35,000-100,000 words.

Representation: Forever Yours accepts both agented and unagented submissions

What you need to submit to Forever Yours…

  • • A query letter introducing yourself, the genre you are writing in, and the word count of your work.
  • • A detailed 3-5 page synopsis.
  • • Your completed manuscript saved as an RTF file. Forever Yours will only consider manuscripts that are complete at the time of submission.

Formatting: Do not include headers, footers, page numbers, or graphics on your manuscript file. All manuscripts must be submitted in Times New Roman font. Please include the following information on the first page of all submission package files: title of the manuscript, author name, email address, phone number, and word count of completed manuscript.

Submissions can be sent to:

In Australia there are some great Digital First lines opening up.

Momentum has published several Australian authors. I’ve met the editor and and I have to say it was very refreshing. This line has already produced a best-selling author and there will be more.

Harlequin Australia has started Escape Publishing. At Escape Publishing, our mission is to connect readers all around the world with the stories they want to read.

Authors – it’s your time to shine! Do you have a trilogy that just never fit anywhere? A burning idea that keeps you up at night? A cross-genre experiment looking for a home? A rule-breaking character that doesn’t conform? Now is the time to submit, as Escape Publishing jumps head-first into the innovation and freedom of digital publishing.

A few years ago I was having dinner with a Penguin editor and said that Harlequin would kill any romance competitors. I’m happy to eat my words as Penguin Australia has launched Destiny Romance. They’re new and looking for writers. Their guidelines are below: