Opportunities for authors of teen paranormal gothic novels

Simon & Schuster Children's Books is launching a new paranormal romance and urban fantasy imprint this summer called Simon Pulse.

The publisher said the paperback-only imprint will release "the best teen gothic literature, continuing to represent some of the biggest names in contemporary supernatural fiction but will also launch d├ębut authors with the potential to crossover and be stars of the future."

The new list will launch in June. Venetia Gosling, children's fiction editorial director at Simon & Schuster UK said: "We've had great success in the paranormal romance area in recent months and, given the way our list is expanding, it made sense to pull these bestselling titles under a single umbrella to give more coherence to our teen list and to provide a platform for future publishing in this area."