Lydia Sharp

@lydia_sharp

Author. Editor. Screenwriter. Laughing is my favorite pastime. Kissing is a close second. They/them/their. Header image: @TheGiftedonFOX

CLE / Wonderland

Entangled Publishing

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

and that's all I have time for, folks! I can't tweet everything, so if you're not sure about something, send it to me anyway
it might be right for another editor and if not, the worst I can say is it's not a good fit
best of luck to you all - can't wait to read your book!
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

also looking for womens fiction with or without romance:
*stories that focus on some aspect of the female experience (the label "womens fic" is not entirely accurate for all experiences)
*stories that make you think
*stories that make you feel
*stories that are a fresh take
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

still on adult romance:
*romantic suspense - any kind
*serious or fun, dark theme or light
*paranormal or sci-fi element is ok too
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

still on adult romance:
*sexy romantic comedy
*looking for a fresh take on tried-and-true tropes
*looking for laugh-out-loud humor
*looking for unique situations/conflicts and character relationships
*a fun story that also has emotional depth and resonance
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

moving on to adult romance now:
*this goes for everything, but I will repeat it - more diverse characters and a range of diversity rep
*I consider any heat level, but "moderate" is my favorite, not too sweet and not too spicy, it's just right for me
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

still on NA:
more queer romance please and thanks
more trans and genderqueer characters
in contemp, PNR, UF, RS, SF, everything
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

still on NA:
I really want a ballet book in NA contemp romance where both love interests are dancers in the same company - even better if they are rivals of some sort
this can be f/f, m/m, or m/f
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

okay moving on to NA now:
*romantic suspense
*fun RS with witty, flirty banter
*adventure-y RS that goes to interesting places
*a light paranormal or sci-fi element is ok but emphasis on "light"
*must be firmly NA - characters still in training or just finished
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

still on YA:
a new take on a teen Sherlock Holmes
I would really like a book told through Irene Adler's POV
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

still on YA:
I want a queer mermaid book
I want a queer pirate book
both of those in one? yes that too
better yet - make it sci-fi - space pirates and space mermaids and they're all queer
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

still on YA:
*mystery/thrillers w/ atypical narrative structure and/or mixed media formats
*paranormal that feels fresh
*adventure-driven stories
*anything with a high-stakes plot
*fairytale retellings that feel fresh
*smart contemporary that makes me laugh and cry
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 12

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp

I have a short break now between the close of a meeting and the start of a new edit so here is a quick thread of my current #MSWL 😊
Happy MSWL Day!
I am an editor for a small romance publisher. We accept submissions from authors and agents. Here is what I want to see more of:

my main interest is YA - all genres - I'm open to nearly *anything* in YA
I'd like to see more:
*diverse lead characters and a range of diversity rep
*more queer characters in sci-fi and fantasy especially
*stories that explore uncommon places and themes
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 7

The September wish list is up for @entangledpub editors!
I'm officially re-opened to submissions now and I WANT YOUR BOOK.
Check out what I'd especially love to see here:
entangledinromance.com/2018/09/06/wis… #MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Sep 6

Authors and agents! I just updated my MSWL editor page
this is what I'm looking for *in general* and how to submit
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/lydi…
I will tweet more specific wishes for #MSWL Day on 9/12
See you then! 😊

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Mar 5

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp

This does not apply to submissions I'm already considering before today

well
my February #mswl went up on the Entangled blog in March instead of February but I am currently closed to submissions - whoopsies
so
if you have something that fits my wish list posted in the below link and you submit during March, I will consider it
entangledinromance.com/2018/03/01/wis…

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Feb 16

here is my current #mswl:
YA romance - all genres
single title romance - all genres (see yesterday's tweets for what "single title" means)
category/series romance - contemp or historical
womens fiction with romance
NA romance - contemp or sci-fi
LGBTQ romance in any of the above

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · Jan 12

a basic #mswl tweet for new followers & a refresher for the rest of you
*mainly* I am seeking...
YA fantasy, any sub-genre
YA sci-fi, any sub-genre
YA contemp, anything from fluffy rom-com to dark thrillers
all must have a strong romantic element & a high concept hook

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