Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray

@RhondaMerwarth

Novelist, award-winning freelance editor. Quirky, liberal, shameless exclamation point abuser. Writes erotic romance as Delilah Gray. She/her. 🏳️‍🌈🍷🧀📚

Cleveland, OH

Hallmark Publishing

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Jun 22

FYI, @HallmarkPublish romances are chaste, with nothing more than a kiss or two, and no profanity, etc.

Oh, we're also seeking cozy mysteries! I'd love something with series potential. Fun, witty amateur protagonist. Nothing heavy or dark, please. #MSWL

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Jun 22

Also, while our stories are not religious in nature, we are open to religious elements in submissions (e.g., religious holidays other than Christmas). #MSWL

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Jun 22

Right now, we're not seeking stories featuring inheritance/wills, bakers/chefs, big real estate developers, "save the farm/diner/town" plots, or stories about TV shows. #MSWL

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Jun 22

A few ideas we have (but by no means limited to):
-A light, funny love triangle
-Second-change romance featuring divorced mom with tweens/teens
-Military characters, firefighters, maybe an inspiring male teacher? #MSWL

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Jun 22

Our stories are heartwarming and resonant, with a strong focus on family and friendship and finding one's self. But we also want more lighthearted humor in general. #MSWL

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Jun 22

We're always looking for holiday romances! Summer, (a beach setting would be fun) autumn (not too Halloween-focused though), and Christmas/winter, especially. #MSWL

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · May 1

Jasmine Hong @heykaunlay

@RhondaMerwarth @HallmarkPublish Does hallmark take lgbt rom?

Replying to @heykaunlay

We are definitely open to lgbt heartwarming stories of love, esp. by #ownvoices. I've tweeted a few random ideas I had on #MSWL but I'm certainly not limited to those.

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Interested in submitting your manuscript to @HallmarkPublish? Here are our guidelines, and how to submit: hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publi…. We look forward to reading your story! #MSWL

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Tropes I love: celebrities, cowboys, fairy tale remakes, fake engagement, fish out of water, friends to loves, makeover, mistaken identity, road trip, opposites attract, return to hometown, reunion/second chance, royalty, etc! #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Rescue pets! @Hallmark is a huge supporter of this cause. Stories featuring animals portrayed in a positive and heartwarming light. Give us those cute puppers and kitties, please. #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

While we aren't publishing paranormal romances, we're open to small magical elements--an enchanted object, time travel, etc. I'd love to see a wedding-themed series with something considered a good-luck charm! Ooh, or even a "jinx," if a rom com? lol #MSWL @hallmarkpub

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Cozy mysteries! Series potential. Diverse stories welcome! I esp. love a heroine protagonist (bonus if romantic subplot developing over the series). Small or coastal town is fun too. Nothing dark, please--light tone with intriguing mystery. #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Royalty, royalty, royalty please! A prince in disguise? Mistaken identity? Fake engagement? Heroine is a long-lost princess? I'd love a swoony, sweet romance for @HallmarkPublish #MSWL

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

I'd love a chaste romance in the vein of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, or Band Baaja Baaraat (h/t to @suleikhasnyder for feeding my need for amazing Bollywood movies!! <3). Slow burn, sweet gestures, fun and witty characters. GIMME! #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Sweet wedding-themed romance featuring a protagonist w/ a disability that isn't considered a burden/negative, or gets "miraculously" cured in the end. Witty, fun banter and charming, swoony love interest. #ownvoices preferred. #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Heartwarming, chaste black romance (esp w/series potential) by #ownvoices, please! Family and friends as important secondary cast. U.S. small town or big city is fine. Fun takes on favorite tropes. Would LOVE holiday themes too! #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

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