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Leodora Darlington @Leodora_ · 12h

Thinking about wading into the #dvpit thread later got me like...

Writers, check out my pinned thread for my wishlist and sub guidelines. But most of all...

GOOD LUCK!

#MSWL #WeNeedDiverseVoices

Leodora Darlington @Leodora_ · 1d

For our YA pitchers, I'm looking for moving fiction that makes me want to laugh and cry. I'm also on the lookout for paranormal romance, so do swing it my way if you have it #MSWL #DVpit

Leodora Darlington @Leodora_ · 1d

Jaw-dropping crime thrillers: gimme gimme gimme! I want twisty psych thrillers, unputdownable crime and would love a look at a conspiracy thriller if you're sitting on one.

I'm also hunting for moving, upmarket or quirky women's fiction, so if you have it I WANT! #MSWL #DVpit

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · 2d

Reminder that Hallmark Publishing is open to unagented submissions in the month of February '19: contemporary romance and contemporary cozy mystery, 65,000 words minimum. Complete submission guidelines here: hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publiā€¦ #MSWL #publishing #amwriting

Candee Fick @CandeeFick · Sep 12

#MSWL - Christian romance only (contemporary, historical, or romantic suspense). Looking for stellar writing, strong characters, unique plots.

Paste query and first 10 pages into body of email to candee.fick (at) anaiahpress (dot) com.
@anaiahpress #amquerying #amwriting

Candee Fick @CandeeFick · Sep 12

I'm officially open for queries. #MSWL Christian romance projects only (contemporary, historical, or romantic suspense). Want stellar writing, strong characters, unique plots.

Paste query & 1st 10 pages into body of email to candee.fick (at) anaiahpress (dot) com. @anaiahpress

Andrea Cascardi @aecbks · Sep 12

#MSWL #MG please. No high fantasy, horror, sci fi but otherwise I will be open to (end of Sept), especially to #diverse voices, strong hooks, compelling plot, amazing characters. Even better if humor laced throughout drama or drama laced throughout humor.

Candee Fick @CandeeFick · Sep 12

#MSWL I'm officially open for queries. Christian romance projects only (contemporary, historical, or romantic suspense). Want stellar writing, strong characters, unique plots.

Paste query & 1st 10 pages into body of email to candee.fick (at) anaiahpress (dot) com. @anaiahpress

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Aug 23

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque

We LOVE rescue dogs and kitties, but we're very sensitive about animals. An animal being lost, injured, or imperiled can't be a big part of the story. We don't like dogs and cats behaving badly, because we don't want to discourage anyone from adoption. #MSWL #hallmark

In romance I love seeing a secondary romance, a reconciliation with a friend or family member, strong family ties and friendships (I'm a sucker for the hero having a brother or male best friend and would love a series with brothers), and the community coming together. #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Aug 23

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque

We avoid evil ex-girlfriends/ex-boyfriends or a scheming other man/woman as the conflict. Give the couple real obstacles and make them do the work of overcoming them. #MSWL #romance #Hallmark

We LOVE rescue dogs and kitties, but we're very sensitive about animals. An animal being lost, injured, or imperiled can't be a big part of the story. We don't like dogs and cats behaving badly, because we don't want to discourage anyone from adoption. #MSWL #hallmark

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Aug 23

We avoid evil ex-girlfriends/ex-boyfriends or a scheming other man/woman as the conflict. Give the couple real obstacles and make them do the work of overcoming them. #MSWL #romance #Hallmark

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Aug 23

Cozy mysteries for us aren't really seasonal. We're moving away from Christmas mysteries because some people aren't in the mood for murder at Christmas. #MSWL #Hallmark

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Aug 23

We like royals in romances to be pretty modern -- think British royal family -- no arranged/coerced marriages. We don't go too far in the direction of "it's hard being royal" etc. because come on, it's also really nice being royal, right? #MSWL #Hallmark #romance #amwriting

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Aug 23

We need more Christmas romance! We like Christmas to be in snowy places in the U.S. The holiday should drive the plot. We've been focusing on light & funny, but we've been talking about going a little more heartfelt for Christmas. #Hallmark #MSWL #publishing #romance

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Aug 23

At Hallmark Publishing are closing to unagented submissions after Labor Day, BUT, we will take unagented submissions during the month of Feb. '19! Here's a big thread about what we're looking for. #MSWL #publishing #amwriting #1linewed #romance

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