New Imprint: Rick Riordan Presents

Disney-Hyperion has announced the launch of a new imprint, Rick Riordan Presents,¬†devoted to “mythology-based books for middle grade readers.” The imprint’s mission is to “find, nurture, and promote the best storytellers for middle grade readers,” with a focus on new and under-represented authors. Stephanie Owens Lurie, Riordan’s editor, will be the imprint’s editorial director, with a planned launch in July 2018. Riordan will have input on editorial selections and will provide notes and endorsements for acquired manuscripts.