Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Random House FAQ page! You will find the most commonly asked questions regarding our books, our authors, and programs addressed in the categories below.


How can I apply for a job with you?
For available career and internship positions with Penguin Random House, please visit

Do you offer paid internships?
Yes! We run internship programs in the spring, summer and fall. To learn more and apply, please visit

Do I need to live in New York to work or intern with you?
No! Location requirements vary by team and position but we are a remote-friendly workplace eager to connect with talent all over the US. To learn more about specific openings and requirements, please visit

Manuscripts and Agents

How do I submit my manuscript or abstract for publication?
The Random House Group does not accept unsolicited submissions, proposals, manuscripts, illustrations, artwork, or submission queries at this time. If you would like to have your work or manuscript considered for publication by a major book publisher, we recommend that you work with an established literary agent. Each agency has manuscript submission guidelines.

Penguin Random House has also put together an extensive guide to getting published, which we hope you will find helpful!

Free / Review Copies

I work for a media outlet and I’m interested in covering a Random House Group book. How can I request a review copy?
Requests for Advance Reader’s Editions or books for reviewers or media must be made directly to the appropriate publicity department. You may find contact information here.

I’m an influencer / bookstagrammer interested in covering books on my platform. How can I request a review copy?
We have a robust review copy program for influencers, by category. Please refer to our influencer page for all the details and application information.

Contacting Authors

How can I contact an author?
Some authors have email addresses, contact forms, or publicity addresses on their personal websites or make themselves available via social media. 

If you are looking to invite an author to an event, please find contact information for the appropriate publicity department here.

If you are looking to book an author for a speaking engagement, please find featured speakers, topics, and booking information on our Speakers Bureau site.

How do I find author readings, signings, or speaking events?
All public events are viewable on the author’s detail page on Programs being put on by Random House can be found on our Events page.

Rights & Permissions

Please visit this page for answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding rights and permissions.

Academic & Library Services

Please visit this page for answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding academic and library services, and visit the PRH Education site for books and resources to assist educators.