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Lisa Dunn @AuthorLisaDunn · Jan 9

I'm open queries and will be posting #MSWL as they come to me. (Christian/Inspirational only, please!) To start...…

Tera Cuskaden @TeraCus · Jan 4

You know what would make my new year even better? For everyone to send me all their dirty books for @ScorchedBooks. It's cold out, I'm practically snowed in, and I want to read a bunch of submissions this weekend in front of the fire. #mswl

Jes Negrón @JesNx · Jan 4

My #mswl: humor, an element of the absurd, magic, space, robots, mystery. On the serious side: characters & stories that help children explore concepts too often discussed in whispers. Especially want stories w/ diverse characters, authors, & illustrators.

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · Jan 2

Agents, I am eagerly on the hunt for #ownvoices work by black writers in YA (any genre with a romantic plot or subplot) and adult romance. #MSWL

Kelsy @kelsythompson · 20 Dec 2017

As I watch all the beautiful snow melt on this odd, 50-degree day, I am craving a #MG novel that focuses on #STEM and environmental issues. Hit me up! #MSWL

Mari Kesselring @marikesselring · 20 Dec 2017

Who has a fresh take on the mermaid trend for MG? I know you're out there. I want a middle-grade mermaid manuscript sooo much! #MSWL

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · 15 Dec 2017

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth

10--fun takes on classics...fresh updates on fairy tales, beloved classic novels, etc.

Replying to @RhondaMerwarth

#MSWL And now, super-specific subs I'd love to see!
--M/M rom com
--love interests both want the same thing (a promotion, a building for their biz, etc) and are "at war"
--royalty with a fun twist
--series involving seasons, holidays, etc
--BFs to loves

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · 15 Dec 2017

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth

@HallmarkPublish #MSWL
3--holiday themes (and not just Christmas).
4--summertime romances.
5--June brides.
6--diversity!! PoC, MC, disabled persons, LGBTQ, etc. #ownvoices #WeNeedDiverseBooks
7--series. Friends, siblings, etc--I want to be invested in your chars!

Replying to @RhondaMerwarth

8--tropes like mistaken identity, royalty, forced proximity, enemies to loves, second chance romance, fake engagement, etc. Light conflict w/ engaging characters and fun, fresh plot twists.
9--minor magic is okay, but mostly about objects/holidays.