The Saga Press, currently an imprint of Simon & Schuster's Gallery Publishing Group, will move to the flagship division of S&S, beginning with its 2024 titles. Editorial director Joe Monti will report to Tim O’Connell, v-p and editorial director of fiction at S&S.

The switch comes following the decision to double the number of titles Saga publishes by 2026. Saga will release 18 titles this year and plans to publish 24 in 2024. With the expansion of it title output, Saga is adding a number of dedicated imprint members. The new hires include:

  • Orbit Books editor Nivia Evans, PW's 2020 Star Watch Superstar, will join Saga as senior editor on October 2
  • Sareena Kamath will join Saga as an editor, from Zando, on September 25
  • Caroline Tew has joined as an editorial assistant, from Franklin & Siegal Associates, where she was a junior scout
  • Christine Calella, senior publicist at the flagship S&S imprint, will move over to Saga
  • Savannah Breckenridge joined Saga as a marketing associate in June, from Abrams; she was previously a marketing assistant at S&S
  • Karintha Parker has joined Saga, from HarperCollins, as associate publicist

Saga, a publisher of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and speculative fiction, was launched in 2015, and, though it started in the children's division, it moved to Gallery in 2019 and has published such authors as Chloe Gong, Charlaine Harris, Stephen Graham Jones, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ken Liu, Peter S. Beagle, R.A. Salvatore, and Rebecca Roanhorse.

“Since 2015 Saga Press has been dedicated to being at the vanguard of publishing challenging, diverse, and innovative works, that won’t change, we’ll do more,” Monti said in a statement. “With the resources of the Simon & Schuster division we have built a dynamic and creative team of editors, marketers, and publicists, who will not just grow the imprint but raise the bar of speculative fiction publishing.”

This story has been updated.