Deborah Nemeth

@DebNemeth

Freelance fiction editor for indie authors and Carina Press. History geek, armchair sleuth, Ravenclaw. She/her.

East Coast USA

Carina Press

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · Jun 6

✊🏽✊🏽 NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE ✊🏽✊🏽 @swindlesoiree

It is more radical to publish Black joy than it is to publish Black trauma, pass it on.

Top of my wish list for manuscript acquisitions (and freelance jobs) are romantic comedies by #ownvoices authors featuring BIPOC protagonists who make each other laugh.

#MSWL

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · May 13

Another one of my favorite tropes is enemies to lovers. I'd love to acquire a romcom series with the feel of the London Celebrities books by @_LucyParker #MSWL

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · May 13

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth

#MSWL For Carina Adores, I'd love to acquire a queer marriage of convenience contemporary.

Or a queer take on any of my fave tropes...

#Carinapitch

#MSWL Some of my favorite tropes include secret agenda, secret identity...secrets in general. Fake dating, arranged marriages, second chance, forbidden love, and forced proximity. I enjoy stories with strong family elements, and characters that are quirky and smart.
#Carinapitch

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · May 13

#MSWL For Carina Adores, I'd love to acquire a queer marriage of convenience contemporary.

Or a queer take on any of my fave tropes...

#Carinapitch

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · Apr 29

Kimberley Bailey @KimBailey1019

Do you have any specific #MSWLs that you're wanting to see in any of the genres besides what's on the blog? #carinachat

My #MSWL includes escapist reads and feel-good stories these days. Romcoms, lighthearted characters, lower-angst conflict, light paranormal elements, humorous cozies. Stories with cookies and puppies and bighearted characters. Make me smile!
#carinachat

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · Feb 26

#MSWL I’m eager to acquire for @CarinaPress’s newest line, Adores, featuring LGBTQ+ characters, and I’m especially interested in #ownvoices submissions. Here’s a link for more information about the requirements for Adores:
carinapress.com/blog/carina-ad…

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · Feb 26

#MSWL romantic suspense & capers

Secret agenda
Fake relationships
Forced proximity
Enemies to lovers
Single parent
Second chance
Espionage
Action/adventure in epic settings
Alpha heroes
Lethally competent heroines
Military & law enforcement protagonists

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · Feb 26

#MSWL feel-good contemporary romance and romcom especially these tropes

Sunny/grumpy
Fake relationship
Forced proximity
Marriage of convenience/arranged marriage
Forbidden love
Single parent
Slow burn
First love
Enemies to lovers
Second chance

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 22 Aug 2019

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan

i feel like there is all this anxiety surrounding agents' mswl's because i think it can feel like a "skip the line" opportunity, and in some ways it is, but ultimately i think a lot of us are also looking to be surprised and find something in our inbox we hadn't thought of yet.

This applies to editors too: I don't always know what I want to acquire until I read it. If a ms doesn't fit my exact wishlist, a submitting author/agent shouldn't be concerned. I'm most excited by fresh ideas that surprise me. The only limitation is if we pub that genre.
#MSWL

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 30 Mar 2019

I'd love to acquire a locked room mystery.
#MSWL

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 21 Jan 2019

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth

I often post about my editor wishlist but the truth is I don't always know what I want till I read it. I never knew I wanted a mystery series with a dowser sleuth till @authorwendy subbed it. Never knew I'd love a paranormal mystery with a not-ghost sleuth till @jeralibu wrote it

Replying to @DebNemeth

So just because your story doesn't appear to match my editor wishlist, don't hesitate to send it in anyway. The unexpected stories are often the most exciting. I'm reading a manuscript submission right now that's giving me that delight in the unexpected. #MSWL

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 8 Oct 2018

#MSWL I'd love to acquire mystery or romance featuring main characters who have a wicked sense of humor.

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 29 May 2018

I'm eager to acquire historical mysteries with a whodunit focus, clever sleuths, and light romantic elements that are slowly teased out over the course of the series. #MSWL #mystery

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 7 Mar 2018

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth

I am super interested in acquiring romcom manuscripts this year, especially ones that are tightly written with snappy dialogue! #MSWL twitter.com/CarinaPress/st…

My interest in lighthearted romance and romcoms extends to male/male romance and romantic suspense and capers, of all heat levels, and historical & paranormal romances too. I'm also interested in humorous cozy mysteries. Make me laugh! #MSWL