What Is It: The Collaborative is a new initiative for Alloy Entertainment’s Book Division. Traditionally, AE has developed its intellectual property internally, originating concepts in-house and then closely guiding the development process with writers. The Collaborative applies a similar model to existing manuscripts. Our team will lend creative expertise, marketing capabilities and the AE brand to authors with solid concepts and strong voices. Acquired projects will be shaped by The Collaborative and the author together, before determining the next steps for publication. AE will retain the rights to produce each property in film, television, and new media. Authors will share in profits, across all platforms.
The Collaborative looks to acquire up to twelve partial or complete manuscripts per year with emphasis on women’s fiction, young adult, middle grade, and chapter books.
AE is excited to have two fantastic books leading the way in our Collaborative acquisitions! How to Love by Katie Cotugno, a voice-driven romance told in alternating Before and After chapters, will be published in Winter 2014 on Balzer & Bray’s list, an imprint of HarperCollins. The Art of Disappearing by Elena Perez, a heartbreaking and mysterious novel about a popular girl who starts to lose it all when she learns she may be psychic, will launch as an e-book original title in Summer 2012.
Submission Guidelines: We are evaluating full or partial fiction manuscripts only—please, no scripts. If you don’t have an agent, please send us a query email that contains a brief overview of the premise of your book and a short description of your writing background. In addition, please include the first five pages of your manuscript. We cannot accept submissions from legal minors. Please also note that we are only interested in manuscripts which have not previously been submitted to publishing houses.
Please submit by e-mail only to email@example.com. We will make our best efforts to get back to you within six weeks.