Fey editrix, history geek, armchair sleuth, hobbit matriarch. She/her.
Many romance ms submissions pay too much attention to the exes in unnecessary & clichéd ways, giving them a generic feel.
I want to see more heroines who broke up with their exes for reasons other than cheating. And fewer heroines who are brokenhearted after being dumped. #MSWL
Deborah Nemeth @DebNemethThis review mentions something I love seeing in romance manuscript submissions. I want to see main characters who are not looking for romance. Who are not jealous of paired-up friends, who are not told to date/get laid, who are not super aware of their single state. twitter.com/SmartBitches/s…
What I want to see instead in romance submissions are characters who are intent on achieving some sort of goal, who are leading interesting lives that get knocked sideways by the love interest. #MSWL
#MSWL feel-good contemporary romance and romcom especially these tropes
Marriage of convenience/arranged marriage
Enemies to lovers
Carina Press @CarinaPressAttention romance writers! #CarinaWants your lighthearted, fun contemporary romance and RomComs. Find more information and submission guidelines here ► bit.ly/2RQykgu #AmWriting pic.twitter.com/e9MLPzEMVn
Yes, please! #MSWL
🌺N.G. Peltier🌺 @trinielf- more books set outside the US/UK that isn't told through the white foreigner's lens plz >.>
- more grumpy older heroine who don't want kids
- grumpy/cheery pairings where heroine is grumpy one
- interracial romance where none of the MCs are white 🤷🏽♀️
#MSWL All of these please
#MSWL I'd love to acquire mystery or romance featuring main characters who have a wicked sense of humor.
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 @DebNemethI 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
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
I'd love to acquire some lighthearted m/m, including feel-good contemporary romance, cozy mystery, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense. #MSWL
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
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
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
I’d love to find some feel-good contemporary romance that has solid conflict between passionate main characters; stories with plenty of emotion but without heavy issues or angsty drama. #MSWL
I’m looking for romantic suspense that has a fully developed romance as well as a high level of tension or action. Espionage, paramilitary, law enforcement heroes. Revenge themes. Action/adventure. A lighthearted Mr. & Mrs. Smith type of story. #MSWL
I’m acquiring whodunit mysteries: cozy #mystery, police procedurals, PIs. May have romantic elements and/or paranormal elements. I’m seeking strong hooks, compelling characters, unique settings, clever crime-solving. #MSWL
Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth#MSWL SFF romance featuring protagonists who use their brains and daring to outwit oppressors
#MSWL Romances with high emotional stakes and conflict that’s hard to resolve, requiring tough decisions, character change, sacrifice
Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth#MSWL Secret agenda romances: Mr. & Mrs Smith-type rom suspense, rebels in space SFR, con artists, French spies infiltrating the Regency ton
#MSWL SFF romance featuring protagonists who use their brains and daring to outwit oppressors
Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth#MSWL A cozy #mystery series featuring a sleuth (or duo) whose hobby, career or personality quirk affects the crime-solving.
#MSWL Secret agenda romances: Mr. & Mrs Smith-type rom suspense, rebels in space SFR, con artists, French spies infiltrating the Regency ton
Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth#MSWL High-adrenaline stories: action-filled romantic suspense, military, and extreme sports romances; nail-biting espionage and heists.
#MSWL Witty, rapid-fire banter, in any mystery or romance subgenre.