Hera: Accepting Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone

Important: Read This Before Submitting Your Manuscript

Seven common manuscript submissions mistakes that are very easy to avoid.


Hera is a new female-led, independent digital publisher. They focus exclusively on publishing commercial books, including works psychological suspense, police procedural, and thrillers, to romance, and glamorous contemporary fiction.

They were founded in 2018 and published their first book in January 2019. Their books generally have excellent and engaging covers.

Hera is based in the UK and run by Keshini Naidoo, formerly of Avon (HarperCollins UK) and Bookouture, and Lindsey Mooney, who has worked on digital strategy at Hachette and Random House, and has worked directly with a number of eBook companies.

They are currently seeking crime and thriller, romance, saga, and general fiction.

Do not submit the following because they are not interested in it – non fiction, young adult or children’s fiction, poetry, or science fiction and fantasy.

Please respect and follow all of their submission guidelines.

They offer all authors 50% royalties on net. Authors receive detailed edits, as well as website and social media support.

They ask that you send a one-page synopsis, the whole manuscript as a Word document, and contact details via email.

They promise to respond to all submissions they receive and they try to do that within 12 weeks.

To learn more or to submit go here.


Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2020 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish.

You can follow her on Facebook here.


 

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