The Collaborative division of Alloy Entertainment is looking for manuscripts. They want to acquire up to twelve partial or complete manuscripts per year. The emphasis is on women’s fiction, young adult, middle grade, and chapter books. The Collaborative and the author “shape” the manuscript together and then determine the “steps for publication.” I’m not 100% certain what they mean by this, thus the quotes, but it seems that they put the piece through the editorial process, acting as agents.
Why do I say acting as agents? Because they developed How to Love by Katie Cotugno, a romance told in alternating Before and After chapters. This book was published in October 2013 on Balzer & Bray’s list, an imprint of HarperCollins. The Art of Disappearing by Elena Perez, a novel about a girl learns she may be psychic, launched as an e-book in August 2012, this time under Alloy Entertainment.
The Collaborative is reviewing full or partial fiction manuscripts. No scripts. Those without an agent should send query e-mail that contains a brief overview of the book’s premise and the authors writing background. Also, attach the first five pages of the manuscript as a Word Doc .
They also state that they are “only interested in manuscripts which have not previously been submitted to publishing houses.”
You can check out the details on the Alloy website.