Friday, November 30, 2012

Let's Get Digital, Digital: Random House Accepting Submissions for Digital Imprints

If you are one of the crazies overachievers who wrote a book during NaNoWriMo this month, here is some exciting news for you -- and for the rest of us who have shorter works we'd like to get published.

The Random House Publishing Group has launched three new digital imprints alongside their existing Loveswept digital imprint.

RHPG wants to to "give new authors the opportunity to showcase the best of what these genres have to offer . . . For the first time in history, authors will be able to forge wide-reaching and long-lasting relationships with their audiences, and we at Random House can’t wait to explore and create new opportunities in the digital space. The possibilities are endless, and we’re excited to offer authors the best opportunities to take advantage of this growing marketplace."

Editors are looking for submissions in these individual imprints:

Alibi - Mystery and Suspense
Flirt - New Adult
Hydra - Science fiction, fantasy, and horror
Loveswept - Romance and Women's

Word counts vary between 15,000-30,000 for shorter works and 40,000-60,000 for longer works (for all you NaNo folks).

Visit their website for information about submission process and guidelines and FAQ.

My apologizes to Oliva Newton-John for altering the lyrics to her "Let's Get Physical" song to "Let's Get Digital." Now where did I put my headband and leg warmers?


  1. Going digital seems to be where everyone is headed. Hope the day never comes when print books disappear!

    Critter Alley

    1. Hi Pat,
      I'm with you about print books, but if digital is an option to publication, I figure why not.

  2. I, too, prefer to hold a book in my hands. But I see these digital imprints as being just another opportunity for authors. The more the better.

  3. Once digital books start being something other than words on a virtual page, I think digital publishing will take off as something to consider in addition to print.
    Digital can be highly interactive and can incorporate video and sound and other multimedia seamlessly. That's the future of entertainment and edutainment.
    But there will always be a place for the leisure of reading a good paper book. You can't recreate that smell with a computer.
    I mean, Jean Luc Picard was still reading hard copies in the 24th century.

  4. Hi Val,
    So true.

    Hi JRD,

    On another blog I read a post by a high-profile literary agent critical of RHPS's business model as being unfair to writers. Who knows? Personally, I always like to have options before making a decision.


  5. Velllly interesting, Donna! Too bad they aren't looking for memoirs at the moment, but what a great step in the future direction for a major publisher to take! (and yes, I'm definitely a "real" book person, too!)

  6. I think any kind of reading is good reading. Well, not graffiti, but you know what I mean! Thanks for posting such interesting news!


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