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Rhonda Merwarth @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 @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 @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 @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 @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 @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

Taylor Thompson @taylormegon · Jun 5

and lastly (for now), on my #MSWL, I'd love to see a spooky, modern retelling of any of the classical Mythology stories set in the PNW. Think Lizzie Bennet Diaries, but with creepy mythology characters instead. (please, someone, give me this, I NEED IT)

Karissa Mathae @KMathae · Jun 5

Karissa Mathae @KMathae

Hey writing folx! Super excited for my first #PitMad with @ooliganpress and stoked to share my #MSWL. I want to see the PNW, but weird and magic: spooky tales from a lost hiker, or mysteries of ghost towns like Golden, Oregon with the ambiance of THE CHILD FINDER.

Close to my heart and the top of my #MSWL—make my #PrideMonth dreams come true. Give me happy LGBTQ+ couples making the PNW home, a QPoC cryptozoologist and her artist wife discovering magic in Cascadia, or #nf stories of queer legends and revolutionaries.

Taylor Thompson @taylormegon · Jun 5

sticking with my girl power theme, I also want to see some feminist #NF come my way. i want nonfiction of all kinds, but i'm really digging for a great memoir or other nonfiction work that tells me about women inventors! our women are smart and they deserve to be seen! #MSWL

Taylor Thompson @taylormegon · Jun 5

Taylor Thompson @taylormegon

hello twitter!! i am here to update you on my super-cool #MSWL. if you or any of your friends happen to have written the book of my PNW heart (by that, i mean my #MSWL), be sure to submit to @ooliganpress!! we will be participating in #PitMad this week. without further ado...

first up on my #MSWL is a girl power #YA!! give me girls who know who they are and are not afraid to show it, give me girl friend groups, girls figuring out relationships (friendships, familial relationships, etc.) i want to see some strong feminists kicking ass and taking names

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · May 15

I'm still looking for the perfect beach read with a continental U.S. setting...a sweet virtual vacation for easy summer reading. #romance #MSWL #publishing #amwriting

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · May 2

Honestly, we have a moratorium on stories about TV shows and stories with baker or chef heroes. Anything else that fits our submission guidelines is great, though. :) #Hallmark #MSWL #amwriting #publishing #romance #mystery