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 · 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

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