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Andrea Walker @_AndreaWalker_ · 1d

Andrea Walker @_AndreaWalker_

I’d love a #PB that’s a lyrical exploration of the stars, moon, and/or Mars.
A #MG at space camp.
Or #YA Historical in a town close to the Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo program.
Nonfiction- anything and everything space
#MSWL for 2019

In YA, I’m dying for a
- twisty psychological thriller
- dark sister story
- glimmering fantasy that’s grounded in reality
- contemporary witch story
- historical fantasy

I’m open to most things in YA, so if you think we’d be a good fit, query the agency! #MSWL

Andrea Walker @_AndreaWalker_ · 2d

While working on my shiny new website & compiling my #MSWL for 2019, I noticed one theme transcending the categories: outer space.

I’ll expand on this a bit but please note, I’m NOT open to queries at this time. By referral only.

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Dec 7

Hey there! I personally find romance synopses and proposals VERY difficult to write, and I figure I can't be the only one, so here are some elements of ones that tend to work for us at @HallmarkPublish, for what it's worth! #amwriting #amquerying #MSWL (thread)

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Dec 4

At @HallmarkPublish, we care more than most people about SETTINGS. Give the reader a nice place (in the U.S.) to escape to! Charming small towns, of course, but also beaches, farms, pretty houses, mountain getaways, orchards, gardens, and even fun cities, etc. #MSWL 🌆🏡🌄🏖️

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Nov 26

Agents! I’m always open to proposals (2-3 page synopsis) for G-rated sweet romance with strong seasonal tie-ins. If it gets greenlighted by both me and the programming team, we’ll make you an offer. Complete guidelines here: hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publi… DM me with questions! #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Nov 20

In February, we'll be open to romance submissions in ALL SEASONS: winter, Valentine's Day, spring, June weddings, summer, fall, Christmas. Seasonal tie-ins are important for us in romance! (But not in mystery.) Full guidelines: bit.ly/2wajgQM #MSWL #nanowrimo #amwriting

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Nov 19

ICYMI: I had a great time talking with @KittyBucholtz about Hallmark Publishing. Check out the Write Now Workshop podcast here: bit.ly/2S2391H #amediting #MondayMotivation #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Nov 17

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque

At Hallmark Publishing we're very open to REALLY GOOD GUYS as romantic leads. They can move back to their small town because their mom has health issues. They can worry about the future of the pumpkin festival. #MSWL pic.twitter.com/6CcAfuEQNw

On the other hand, a guy who "doesn't trust women"? A guy who's sexist at the beginning of the story? A guy who pressures a woman for a date or a kiss? That's not for us. He needs to sort himself out before he finds true love in Hallmark Land. #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Nov 17

At Hallmark Publishing we're very open to REALLY GOOD GUYS as romantic leads. They can move back to their small town because their mom has health issues. They can worry about the future of the pumpkin festival. #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Nov 15

Vanessa Lanang is procrastinating. @VanessaLanang

@Donovanesque Do you have a preference between 1st person and close 3rd? I can write both but I feel I get so much more into the voice in 1st person.

Replying to @VanessaLanang

Hi Vanessa! I have a slight preference for close 3rd because I find I usually fall in love with the hero when I'm in his POV. But if a 1st person manuscript can still give me moments where I understand his thoughts & feelings and scenes that make me melt, that's great. 🙂 #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Nov 14

Hey friends, since this comes up a lot in submissions, I thought I'd talk a little about POINT OF VIEW. We prefer either 1st person or 3rd person deep POV: in 3rd person romance, we like the POV to alternate between the 2 main characters. #amwriting #amediting #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Nov 10

I would LOVE more cute, sweet romance submissions with black, Asian, or Latino main characters! 65K or more, winter, Valentine’s Day, or spring esp. ❄️❤️🌸Agents, I’d love to get these as proposals, too! #MSWL #Hallmark #OwnVoices #amwriting #publishing

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Nov 7

Tips for Hallmark cozy mysteries:
- the police can be misdirected, but not inept
- an amateur sleuth should have good reasons why s/he has a particular knack for solving mysteries, and strong motivations for getting involved.
#MSWL #amwriting #mystery #NaNoWriMo18