It doesn’t really make sense to submit to both imprints as you should know whether you want to be published under a traditional imprint or a hybrid imprint. If the former then it is advisable to submit to Monsoon and to other relevant traditional publishers. If the latter then submit your manuscript to Dollarbird and other relevant hybrid publishers. Dollarbird is not an imprint for manuscripts failing to make the grade for Monsoon. Monsoon increasingly only publishes books by its existing authors or from agented authors, with fewer chances for new authors to be picked up. Dollarbird enables the publisher to take more of a chance on niche manuscripts, manuscripts in less commercial genres and manuscripts written by first-time and/or unagented authors. We expect some healthy rivalry between Dollarbird and Monsoon authors.