Hydra is the next generation of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror

Posted on June 7, 2016

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Hydra-logoHydra invites queries for submissions in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror categories. Hydra is Random House’s digital-only imprint. Their program is managed with the same attention given all of other imprints within the Penguin-Random House Publishing Group. Every book will be assigned to an accomplished Random House editor and a dedicated marketer and publicist. Not only do authors benefit from working with the finest cover designers, but they are also offered marketing advice and assistance to help authors connect directly with their readers.

Hydra covers all production costs as well as substantial marketing costs. Every title is available for purchase at major e-retailers and compatible with all reading devices.

Length:  Full-length works of 40,000 words or more

Payment:  Offers royalties only in 50-50 split; or advance plus 25% royalties

Reprints:  Open to previously-published manuscripts as long as the submitting author now controls all electronic and print publishing rights

Rights:  Exclusive rights

Submissions:  Submit query plus 1500-word sample via online submission form; expected response time is 2-4 weeks

For more information and the online submission form, go to Digital Imprints: Hydra

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