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Anaiah Press @anaiahpress · 13 Dec 2017

Searching for Christmas #romances! Must have Christian elements / themes. #MSWL #Inspy Details: ow.ly/yJGu30gsjbJ #ChristianFiction

Pantera Press @PanteraPress · 10 Dec 2017

Heart-racing romantic suspense set in a vibrant international location. I want all kinds of explosions. #MSWL

Hallmark Publishing @HallmarkPublish · 5 Dec 2017

For #hallmarkpitch on Wed. Dec. 13, we're looking for complete manuscripts, either sweet romance (esp. contemporary) or cozy mystery, 65K - 85K or so. Can be Christmas or not-Christmas! Self-published is fine if it meets our taste guidelines in the present form. #MSWL #amwriting

Anaiah Press @anaiahpress · 2 Dec 2017

Searching for Christmas #romances! Must have Christian elements / themes. #MSWL #Inspy Details: ow.ly/yJGu30gsjbJ #ChristianFiction

Hallmark Publishing @HallmarkPublish · 1 Dec 2017

We don't do paranormal romance per se, but a little magic is okay: a magical object (see #ChristmasInEvergreen this Sat.), time travel (person from past in the present day -- e.g. Journey Back to Christmas), a life-altering wish come true (e.g. A Wish For Christmas.) #MSWL

Hallmark Publishing @HallmarkPublish · 29 Nov 2017

We're looking for SUPER sweet romance, just like in our movies.
sex scenes - no
almost-sex scenes - no
"closed door" sex - no
people thinking about how much they want to have sex - no
kisses, dancing, snowball fights, cookie baking, walks on the beach - yes :)
#MSWL

Hallmark Publishing @HallmarkPublish · 29 Nov 2017

We accept unagented submissions of full manuscripts through Submittable: submit.hallmarkpublishing.com/submit/88979/s… We take pitches through agents -- DM Stacey Donovan (@Donovanesque) for more info on that. #MSWL

Hallmark Publishing @HallmarkPublish · 28 Nov 2017

Hallmark Publishing @HallmarkPublish

Hallmark Publishing & Tropes pt. 1
friends to lovers - sure!
enemies to lovers - great!
secret baby - nope
tortured hero - nah; a little bummed is ok
"alpha hero" - if you mean jerk, then no
fish out of water - yeah!
opposites attract - yes!
fake relationship - okay
#MSWL

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Hallmark Publishing & Tropes pt. 2
accidental pregnancy - obviously no
love triangle - okay
second chance romance - yes!
royalty - sure!
marriage of convenience - ehh, often implausible
return to hometown - yeah!
forbidden love - no; behave (office romance etc. ok)
#MSWL

Hallmark Publishing @HallmarkPublish · 28 Nov 2017

Hallmark Publishing & Tropes pt. 1
friends to lovers - sure!
enemies to lovers - great!
secret baby - nope
tortured hero - nah; a little bummed is ok
"alpha hero" - if you mean jerk, then no
fish out of water - yeah!
opposites attract - yes!
fake relationship - okay
#MSWL

Hallmark Publishing @HallmarkPublish · 28 Nov 2017

Things we avoid, even as backstory: rape, suicide, promiscuity, out-of-wedlock pregnancy, infidelity, drug addiction, abuse. #MSWL

Hallmark Publishing @HallmarkPublish · 28 Nov 2017

A few things we'd love to see in contemporary romance:
a fun sense of humor;
Christmas, obviously;
summer weddings;
heroes who are genuinely good men;
series ideas about friends or siblings;
subplots about family members reconciling;
rescue dogs and/or cats.
#MSWL

Anaiah Press @anaiahpress · 19 Nov 2017

Searching for Christmas #romances! Must have Christian elements / themes. #MSWL #Inspy Details: ow.ly/yJGu30gsjbJ #ChristianFiction

Anaiah Press @anaiahpress · 16 Nov 2017

Searching for Christmas #romances! Must have Christian elements / themes. #MSWL #Inspy Details: ow.ly/yJGu30gsjbJ #ChristianFiction

California Coldblood @CalifColdblood · 14 Nov 2017

#MSWL #ownvoices genre fiction that's relentlessly inventive, with deep, rich world-building on every page. Make me shake my head in astonishment at your level of creativity. #scifi #fantasy #speculative

Anaiah Press @anaiahpress · 11 Nov 2017

Searching for Christmas #romances! Must have Christian elements / themes. #MSWL #Inspy Details: ow.ly/yJGu30gsjbJ #ChristianFiction

Anaiah Press @anaiahpress · 9 Nov 2017

#MSWL #Inspy We want your contemporary Christmas romances! Must have Christian elements / themes. Details here: ow.ly/NinH30gsj82