FAQ & Submissions

General Information

Internship Program

Submission Guidelines

General Information

How do I contact a Tom Doherty Associates, LLC author? Can I get my book signed?

We regularly forward mail to authors.  Address mail to, c/o Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. Please be aware that due to the volume of mail received, it may take time for your letter or package to be forwarded.  Only regular mail will be forwarded.

Authors' addresses, phone numbers, and personal email addresses are held in confidence; while we will forward regular mail, we cannot give out contact information.  Some authors have public websites or email addresses; you can find many of these in the Resources section of this website or on the individual Author pages

Will Tom Doherty Associates, LLC authors autograph my copies of their books?

We cannot guarantee that an author will sign your book, but we will forward packages.  If you send a book to be signed, please enclose a return mailer.  Tom Doherty Associates, LLC and the authors are not responsible for damage incurred during shipping; books and other material to be autographed are sent at your own risk.

Can I get a replacement copy of a damaged book?

If you have purchased a damaged book, you should return or exchange it at the place of purchase.

If that fails, we will replace the book if it has a manufacturing defect. Manufacturing defects are: missing or repeated pages, pages from another book bound in, incorrect binding that cuts off part of the text.

We will not replace copies which have become worn or damaged through regular use or due to fire, flood, or accident. To obtain a replacement book, send the damaged book and your name and address to: Damaged Book, Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, and 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271

Can I get a replacement jacket for a hardcover?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide replacement jackets for hardcovers. These are produced in limited quantities and there are no extras.

Can I get a job at Tom Doherty Associates, LLC?

Tom Doherty Associates, LLC is part of Macmillan. Current job openings for Macmillan can be found here.

Does Tom Doherty Associates, LLC hire freelance copyeditors or proofreaders?

Tom Doherty Associates, LLC hires a limited number of freelance copyeditors and proofreaders. To apply, please mail a resume to Managing Editor, Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, and 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

How do I get an examination copy of a Tom Doherty Associates, LLC book?

Fax your request, on school letterhead, to 646 307 5088. Please request only one copy of one book at a time. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Offer not valid outside of the United States.

How do I get a desk copy of a Tom Doherty Associates, LLC book?

We are happy to provide one desk copy free for every twenty copies of a book ordered for a course or class. Please complete this Desk Copy form (22Kb PDF) and fax the form to 646 307 5088. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Offer not valid outside of the United States.

All requests filled at the discretion of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

Internship Program

Where do I find information about internship opportunities at Tor?

Macmillan offers paid internship opportunities year round in both the College and Trade divisions. Internships are available in areas such as: Editorial, Marketing, Publicity, Art & Design, Production, Subsidiary Rights, Children’s Books, and Business Development.

Interns are provided the opportunity to participate in work related assignments, gain practical work experience, and network with employees from various departments. Overall, interns become familiar with the basic structure of a publishing house and the role of each department within.

The Macmillan publishing program is available for students currently enrolled in a college or university, who aspire to pursue a career in the publishing industry.

We typically recruit for our fall interns starting in June, spring interns in November, and summer interns in February. Follow us on twitter @MacmillanJobsUS and check out our careers website to keep up to date with intern recruitment.

What types of academic internships are available at Tor?

Editorial interns and Editorial interns (Young Adult) gain insight into the process of publishing a book at every stage, from contract request to catalog to finished book. Both types of internships provide interaction with other departments including Production, Marketing, Ad Promo and Publicity. Students learn about acquisitions and the editorial process, rights and territories, contracts, sales, and scheduling. They have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of genre fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and romance.  Young Adult interns work with many of the same genres; Young Adult books are targeted to readers ages 10 and up.  Editorial interns may be asked to work with a particular editor or on a specific project during their time at Tor.

Marketing interns will be involved in mailing galleys and promotional items, assisting with preparation for major meetings, and attending marketing and sales meetings as appropriate. Interns  will be exposed to various stages of the marketing process and the opportunity to learn. A certain amount of filing is required.

Publicity interns will be involved in researching and updating our media contact database, assisting in press kit compilation, and media mailings of both advance releases and review copies. Interns are also required to do a certain amount of filing and office organizational work. Once we feel the intern is ready, they will be given the chance to write press releases and press materials, and pitch the media.  They may also be given the opportunity to assist with author events, tours, and other creative projects including online publicity campaigns.

Submissions guidelines

How do I submit writing to Tom Doherty Associates, LLC?

Our open submission policy is currently suspended due to COVID-19.

How do I submit art to Tom Doherty Associates, LLC?

Physical portfolio reviews are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.