The Random House Publishing Group’s digital imprints, including LOVESWEPT (romance and women’s fiction; ALIBI (mystery/suspense); HYDRA (sci-fi/fantasy); and FLIRT (for the rapidly-growing college-age New Adult) are soliciting works, including those previously published by an author.
Under RHPG’s program, authors get a complete and unique publishing package. Every book is assigned to an accomplished Random House editor and a dedicated publicist. Authors will also have the support of Random House’s marketing and digital sales teams.

Submission Process and Guidelines

Loveswept, Alibi, Hydra and Flirt are now inviting queries for submissions in romance, new adult, mystery/detective, suspense/thriller, science fiction, fantasy, and horror.  According to the Submission Guidelines on the website, “There is no strict word count limit for submissions.  We are interested in short content (customarily between 15,000 and 30,000 words) and full-length works (customarily between 40,000 and 60,000 words).”

According to RHPG,  “We are open to previously-published manuscripts as long as the submitting author now controls all electronic and print publishing rights.”

More info is available on their page, or use the handy links below to get right to the submission forms for the appropriate imprint.

  • Loveswept (Romance and Women’s Fiction)
  • Alibi (Mystery and Suspense)
  • Hydra (Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror)
  • Flirt (New Adult)

7 thoughts on “Random House’s Digital-Only Imprints Accepting Authors’ Previously Published Work

  • December 21, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    This doesn’t sound like a good deal to me.

    If an author has successfully self-published a book and kept all the profits, why would she want to hook up with Random House’s digital imprints? The author will likely have to spend more for the packages than they can get these services independently and share more profits or get fewer royalties.

    Amazon’s Create Space is already offering a POD service for no initial costs unless you buy one of their packages (which I advise against.)

    I caution any indie publisher to examine and compare before jumping aboard Random House’s Digital-Only Imprints.

  • December 15, 2012 at 2:30 am


    What I have read about this digital publishing project sounds very good.

    But, I guess, the big question is: Is there a charge for publishing? –

    Or is (in my case previously published material) assessed and published according to Random House merit?

    Many thanks

  • December 12, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I’ve been all over the sites and I can not confirm this.

    • December 12, 2012 at 8:42 am

      Have you clicked the links within the post?

  • December 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I am a storyteller for the most part. My work is all across the U.S. in magazines and has found its way across the pond to 62 other countries and easily 5,000 book club readers compliments of my publisher

    My first story was non-fiction and sold over the phone to a newspaper and made its way later that year into a magazine of two million readers. I am primarily a short story writer and am well versed in poetry across the globe as well, being a Poet Laureate in my own home town.

    My question for you is, “Would you be interested in a collection of Ghost or horror type fiction stories that have been previously published in other books?” I’m sure the word count would fit into the Horror category needed here.

    I’m in early retirement, and I do some Editing for others as well as Ghostwriting.

    Hoping to hear from you soon,
    Don (Greywolf) Ford

    • December 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      Hi Don,
      This website isn’t soliciting manuscripts. You need to click on the link for Hydra and give them your question.
      Hope this helps!
      We writers must stick together!! 🙂
      Good Luck!

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