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 · Aug 22

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 · Mar 30

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

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · Jan 21

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

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 2 Mar 2018

I'm looking for mystery manuscripts, including paranormal mysteries, that have a strong focus on whodunit. The sleuth might be a witch or psychic, but I'm still looking for a satisfying murder investigation, with plenty of suspects and clues to follow. #MSWL

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 12 Dec 2017

Alina Snow Book Adventures @Knoxville_Books

@DebNemeth Room for any m/f in your #MSWL stable? pic.twitter.com/V8utaJUlRi

Yes, absolutely. I'm seeking lighthearted, feel-good m/f contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and romantic comedy too, as well as cozy mystery with romantic elements. #MSWL

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 12 Dec 2017

I'd love to acquire some lighthearted m/m, including feel-good contemporary romance, cozy mystery, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense. #MSWL

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 4 Dec 2017

Another romance trope I love is forbidden romance—boss/subordinate, doctor/patient, lawyer/client, cop/suspect, patriot/rebel, journalist/source, priest/parishioner, aristocrat/commoner, feuding clans… #MSWL

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 4 Dec 2017

My favorite romance tropes include forced proximity, enemies to lovers, fake engagement, marriage of convenience, reunion romance, stranded together, and secrets (secret agenda, secret royal, secret baby) #MSWL

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 4 Dec 2017

I’m eager to acquire humorous manuscripts that are tightly written with snappy dialogue. A lighthearted cozy mystery series featuring a bantering duo. Romantic comedy or sexy romps, whether contemporary or set in the Regency/Victorian periods or the future. #MSWL

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 4 Dec 2017

I’m a sucker for the great outdoors, so send me mystery, suspense & romance manuscripts set in grand landscapes, from mountains to deserts to jungles. Think wilderness guides, smoke jumpers, Alaskan bush pilots, wildlife biologists, Canadian mounties, mercenaries… #MSWL