Rhonda Merwarth / Delilah Gray
Novelist, award-winning freelance editor. Quirky, liberal, shameless exclamation point abuser. Writes erotic romance as Delilah Gray. She/her. 🏳️🌈🍷🧀📚
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
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 @RhondaMerwarthReminder, @HallmarkPublish is open to unagented submissions through Sept 3. Our guidelines: hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publi…
Next few tweets, I'll talk about what we'd love more of, and what we're not seeking to acquire right now. #MSWL
Right now, we want stories that are set in the U.S., unless it's a royalty story with a small made-up kingdom. ;-) #MSWL
CBS News @CBSNewsWhen she dropped to one knee to propose, her girlfriend didn't say yes -- she did something better. cbsn.ws/2sfb0ia pic.twitter.com/Lpx3pL5OHD
I want this book I want this book I want this book #mswl
Jasmine Hong @heykaunlay@RhondaMerwarth @HallmarkPublish Does hallmark take lgbt rom?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarthI’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