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Tor Publishing Group Mission Statements

Tor Publishing Group:

Tor Publishing Group’s mission is to be the destination for all things genre. We house seven imprints: Tor Books, Forge Books, TorDotCom Publishing, Bramble, Nightfire, Tor Teen, and Starscape, publishing Adult, Teen, and Middle-Grade titles. Our genres include science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller, horror, romance, magical realism, speculative fiction, humor, and contemporary fiction, among others.

About Tor Publishing Group: Founded in 1980 by Tom Doherty, Tor Publishing Group has been at the forefront of the science fiction and fantasy genre for decades and has won every major award in the SFF field. In addition to the eponymous imprint Tor Books, Tor Publishing Group includes a number of specialty imprints, all driven by the editorial passion that has always been Tor’s signature. Forge Books is committed to publishing quality thrillers and mysteries, speculative fiction, contemporary fiction, and media-related nonfiction. Nightfire publishes horror books across the breadth of the genre. Bramble publishes a wide array of romantic stories for the modern reader. Tor Teen and Starscape are dedicated to publishing a select list of quality science fiction, fantasy and contemporary fiction for young readers and teens. Tordotcom Publishing specializes in original science fiction and fantasy in novella and novel length.

Tor Books:

Tor Books, the flagship imprint of the Tor Publishing Group, publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single house. Tor’s mission is to publish out-of-this-world genre fiction and bring readers books that fuel the imagination. We are dedicated to creating publishing partnerships, and support the authors that entrust us with their work. We strive every year to further increase the diversity of our list, publishing authors from a variety of backgrounds and increasing positive representation of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and body and gender diversity through fiction. Over the forty-plus years since its founding, Tor Books has achieved multiple international bestsellers and hundreds of award winners across major SFF categories and beyond, celebrated and nurtured new talent, and created global brands in partnership with its sister company, Tor UK. The Tor Books mandate is to continue our role as market leader, using our publishing vision and our passion for books to champion our authors globally. 

Forge Books:

Forge Books is an imprint of the Tor Publishing Group committed to publishing a wide-ranging selection of smart commercial reads. We seek out general fiction with book club appeal; quality mainstream thriller, mystery, and suspense novels; authors and titles in both fiction and nonfiction with a clear target audience in the realms of history, science, humor, and topical works; titles with cross appeal to the audience of our sister imprint, Tor Books, including near-future and science-based thrillers, mythology, and magical realism. We strive every year to increase the diversity of our list, expanding subject matter and publishing authors from an increasing variety of backgrounds. Forge has published a number of bestselling and award-winning authors with the mission to become the destination for authors looking to connect with smart, passionate readers. 


Bramble is an imprint of Tor Publishing Group dedicated to publishing a wide array of romantic stories for the modern reader. From science fiction and fantasy to contemporary and family saga, romance belongs in every genre and every genre belongs in Bramble. Whether the last page holds happily ever after, to be continued, or an ending that isn’t so simple, Bramble books will take you on an extraordinary journey of love. With spice levels to suit all readers, familiar tropes, and uncharted territory, Bramble explores a love that's tangled up, covered in thorns, and oh so sweet. Bramble is for everyone and everyone deserves a good love story. 

Tordotcom Publishing:

Tordotcom Publishing is an imprint of the Tor Publishing Group that publishes cutting-edge and experimental speculative fiction. Our goal is to continue to grow new voices and provide unique opportunities for established authors to express a point of view at the edges of the genre, and we are dedicated to the best possible experience for every author, publishing and promoting books from an inclusive list in all formats on the international stage. In addition to our list of critically-acclaimed, best-selling, and award-winning novels, we are the world’s premier publisher of novella-length science fiction, fantasy, and horror. From novellas through to novels and series: We deliver stories at their right length.


Nightfire is an imprint of the Tor Publishing Group dedicated to publishing across the breadth of the horror genre­—from novels and novellas to collections, from standalone works to series, from dark fantasy to cosmic terror, from originals to reprints of beloved modern classics, to anything else that keeps you up at night. We believe that there is a renaissance in progress for all things horror, and we strive to bring new literary voices to that community. Nightfire’s goal is to become the destination for horror writers and readers alike by publishing books for the dead, the living, and everyone in between.

Tor Teen/Starscape:

Tor Teen and Starscape are imprints of the Tor Publishing Group dedicated to publishing a select list of exceptional speculative fiction for young readers and teens. We fully dedicate our resources to the limited titles we publish and aim, with each book, to awaken a lifelong passion for reading and a broader vision for what’s possible. 

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