In the fall of 2015 we announced the launch of Her Universe Press, a publishing imprint with the goal of giving people the opportunity to be published. I wanted to help the underserved community of authors that needed a platform to share their stories. To that end we launched a submission process for any creative person to share their work and be considered for publication. We were blown away by the number of submissions we received and quickly realized that we needed to revise our review and publishing process in order to accommodate the incredible amount of content.
In 2016, Her Universe was acquired by Hot Topic Inc. and we became part of the Hot Topic family of brands. This was a ream opportunity for Her Universe as it would foster growth of the company in all areas, including publishing. While Hot Topic is an amazing opportunity for Her Universe, the acquisition requires us to revamp our publishing efforts.
While we continue to rebuild, we put a hold on all future submissions. Being part of the Hot Topic family has opened so many doors for Her Universe and I've been devoting a lot of time strengthening the foundation of the publishing arm so that we can continue to serve you. So stay tuned as there's more to come! You can look for future news about Her Universe Press on the community section of HerUniverse.com.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support. I will continue to strive to build a safe and positive community for all of our fans.
All my best,