Melissa Ann Singer

@maseditor

Senior Editor at Tor/Forge Books and all-around nerd. Single Mother by Choice. All opinions are my own.

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Aug 7

so I heard this weekend that Leslie Howard got shellshock while fighting in WWI & while recovering decided to become an actor. +

at least in part because so many men were off fighting that he figured he could get work. my jaw was on the floor. also, #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Mar 25

I need to find somebody to pay me to write about all the gay, flamboyant sword duelists. Courtiers. Highwaymen. Pir… https://t.co/JBtLhVu9Qs

#MSWL https://t.co/1czqx2bO2x

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Mar 17

The RomComs are about dating and falling in love. There's nothing in our culture promoting staying in love.

@LianaBrooks for years my #MSWL has included "books where people are married and in love with each other" Not sure they exist.

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

oops, one final note on horror: do not send me Christian-inspired end-of-days stuff. I'm not the right editor for it. #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

thanks, all! Agents, please query before sending mss. #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

also like spy thrillers & stuff about whistle-blowers/people caught up in circumstances they do not understand (like 39 Steps) #MSWL

absolutely open to diverse writers & characters. #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

also like spy thrillers & stuff about whistle-blowers/people caught up in circumstances they do not understand (like 39 Steps) #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

have a weakness for family-in-jeopardy stuff but women should be active players, not crying in a corner or waiting for rescue #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

mystery/suspense: police, PIs, investigators, scientists. no cozies. no humorous mysteries. darker is good. procedural is good. #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

thrillers: disaster stories, natural and man-made. diseases. landslides/avalanches. sinking ships. storms. play with a big cast #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

women's fic: interested in immigration stories _not_ from the Ellis Island period/location, including current & historical #MSWL

women's fic: sandwich generation, empty nest, long-term marriages life over time and the transitions & challenges we face #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

also looking for horror set in cities. so much of what I see is small-town stuff. #MSWL

women's fic: interested in immigration stories _not_ from the Ellis Island period/location, including current & historical #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

also looking for horror set in cities. so much of what I see is small-town stuff. #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

especially interested in non-western culture horror #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

I only edit books for adult readers. Do not send me any middle grade, YA, or Teen stuff. #MSWL

first: horror. all types. supernatural, non-supernatural. monsters, psychos, all of it. do not be afraid to be dark. #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

I only edit books for adult readers. Do not send me any middle grade, YA, or Teen stuff. #MSWL

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Jun 30 2016

finally have a few minutes to do #MSWL remember, I want agented things unless we meet at conference or I know you in some other way

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Mar 11 2015

going to WHC in Atlanta? Here's my #MSWL for horror: http://t.co/pKJIDJWYzw

Melissa Ann Singer @maseditor · Mar 5 2015

just worked up a big #MSWL /pitch profile for horror for http://t.co/8I82z4lXv9