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Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Interested in submitting your manuscript to @HallmarkPublish? Here are our guidelines, and how to submit: hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publi…. We look forward to reading your story! #MSWL

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Tropes I love: celebrities, cowboys, fairy tale remakes, fake engagement, fish out of water, friends to loves, makeover, mistaken identity, road trip, opposites attract, return to hometown, reunion/second chance, royalty, etc! #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Rescue pets! @Hallmark is a huge supporter of this cause. Stories featuring animals portrayed in a positive and heartwarming light. Give us those cute puppers and kitties, please. #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

While we aren't publishing paranormal romances, we're open to small magical elements--an enchanted object, time travel, etc. I'd love to see a wedding-themed series with something considered a good-luck charm! Ooh, or even a "jinx," if a rom com? lol #MSWL @hallmarkpub

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Cozy mysteries! Series potential. Diverse stories welcome! I esp. love a heroine protagonist (bonus if romantic subplot developing over the series). Small or coastal town is fun too. Nothing dark, please--light tone with intriguing mystery. #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Royalty, royalty, royalty please! A prince in disguise? Mistaken identity? Fake engagement? Heroine is a long-lost princess? I'd love a swoony, sweet romance for @HallmarkPublish #MSWL

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

I'd love a chaste romance in the vein of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, or Band Baaja Baaraat (h/t to @suleikhasnyder for feeding my need for amazing Bollywood movies!! <3). Slow burn, sweet gestures, fun and witty characters. GIMME! #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Replying to @StilettoHeelsOn

I'm absolutely open to interracial couples for @HallmarkPublish. #MSWL

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Sweet wedding-themed romance featuring a protagonist w/ a disability that isn't considered a burden/negative, or gets "miraculously" cured in the end. Witty, fun banter and charming, swoony love interest. #ownvoices preferred. #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Heartwarming, chaste black romance (esp w/series potential) by #ownvoices, please! Family and friends as important secondary cast. U.S. small town or big city is fine. Fun takes on favorite tropes. Would LOVE holiday themes too! #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Mar 29

Hallmark Publishing submission hacks!
1. a title that sounds EXACTLY like a Hallmark movie
2. series name + book name for mystery: A++ (e.g. Library Mysteries: Checked Out for Murder)
3. clear conflict in the query
#MSWL #romance #mystery hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publi…

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Mar 20

#mswl One bad thing about querying me is that I don't understand TV comps because I only watch Supernatural and @hallmarkchannel s.
You: "Storage Wars meets Suits."
Me:

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Mar 15

I’d love a sweet, heartfelt m/m chaste romance for @HallmarkPublish. Deliciously tropey, (don’t @ me. I can make this a word, lol).
Maybe a prince falls for his American nanny? Or a m/m version of Austenland?
Gimme the swoons and the fun! #mswl

Alyssa Schaffer @alyssalschaffer · Mar 7

I want to see literary fiction with a light, irreverent tone—writing that understates the big events, is hyperbolic about the small ones, and stays gorgeous on a line level. #MSWL

Joanna Szabo @Joanna_Shwaba · Mar 7

Give me LGBTQ+ character–centered submissions that *don't* revolve around their trauma, sadness, or death. 🙏 #MSWL