Genres: Forever Yours is currently accepting romance submissions from all subgenres, including but not limited to: contemporary romance , New Adult, category romance stories, romantic suspense, western, historical, inspirational, paranormal, time-travel, and erotica. We are not accepting YA, mystery, general fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.
Word count: We are accepting novella length works (12,000-35,000 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…
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: ForeverYours@hbgusa.com
Once your submission has been received, you will be sent an auto-response confirming receipt of submission. Please allow 6-8 weeks for our editorial team to respond to your submission. If your submission is not right for our list, you will be contacted and the file will be permanently deleted.
If we are interested in discussing your submission for the Forever Yours list, you will be contacted and will be asked to enter into a written publishing agreement governing publication.
What makes Forever Yours different from Forever?
Forever Yours is all about discovery—we are opening our doors for the first time to unagented authors, and we’re eager to find talented new writers! With a digital production schedule, we can publish works more quickly, and experiment with stories and genres that haven’t yet broken out in the print marketplace.
Forever publishes a rich and varied group of authors, and has launched the careers of New York Times bestsellers Elizabeth Hoyt and Larissa Ione. The Forever Yours imprint is a natural evolution for the Forever program as we look toward publishing the next new stars in romance.
Why should an author publish with Forever Yours?
Forever Yours offers a complete publishing package: editing by Forever editors, top-notch cover design from the Forever art team, a dedicated publicist, Netgalley review copies for bloggers/reviewers, social media tools and training, targeted marketing and advertising budget, and an experienced digital sales team with long-standing relationships in the e-marketplace.
Where can readers buy these books?
Forever Yours titles will be available for purchase at all major e-retailers. Our e-books are compatible with all reading devices including: Smartphones, iBooks, Nooks, Kindles, Sony E-Readers, and Kobo.
Will there be print editions of Forever Yours titles?
For works over 50,000 words, there will be a print-on-demand option available to readers.
For authors, what kind of contract terms should they expect?
We offer 25% net digital royalties, and quarterly royalty accounting. There is no advance.
How will Forever Yours protect the authors’ works from piracy?
All of Forever Yours titles will be DRM protected.
Who are your acquiring editors?
The same editors who acquire and edit Forever titles also acquire and edit Forever Yours titles: Amy Pierpont, Leah Hultenschmidt, Michele Bidelspach, Alex Logan, Latoya Smith, Lauren Plude and Megha Parekh.