Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈

@lydia_sharp

YA author rep'd by @bradfordlit 📚 senior editor, acquisitions manager, & assistant publisher for @entangledpub ❤ coffee addict ☕ they/them/their 🌈

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Entangled Publishing

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

I work on a LOT of books behind the scenes in various ways - there are several books I've worked on that you won't see my name on anywhere - but if you're looking specifically for books I've edited or co-edited, here is a handy list:
lydiasharpbooks.com/editor-lydia/
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

for ANYTHING adult romance, please submit to my attention here:
entangledpublishing.submittable.com/submit/19016/a…
thank you--can't wait to read your book! ❤️
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

historical romance:
**more queer historical please and F/F in particular is something I really want to see more of
**Regency, Victorian, Tudor, Highlanders, Vikings are the main ones we're seeking but I'll look at anything
**I prefer moderate to steamy historical not sweet
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

contemporary romance:
**small town settings
**stories with dogs
**I will consider any heat level from sweet to steamy
**characters with interesting or atypical careers
**non-US settings - personally love Italy but ANYTHING is fine
**winter/holiday romance
**queer romance
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

the rest of this is ROMANCE ❤️
**rom-coms - and I'd really like to see some diversity here in the characters, their identities, and their backgrounds
**it's gotta be funny but not like slapstick humor - give me witty banter, and funny scenarios that aren't over the top
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

starting with the non-romance line:
**mainstream mystery/thrillers
**stuff that keeps you on the literal edge of your seat
**stuff that makes you ~fear~ it could actually happen bc it's so twisted but also based in fact
**rip something from the headlines & get creative
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

these #mswl tweets are for me specifically but as the acquisitions manager I see ALL submissions and I'm willing to take on anything I like even unexpectedly and think will be a hit - I also give mss to other editors if they're a better fit - so if you're not sure, just send it!

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

back with a few more #mswl tweets - this time for adult fiction and romance - a thread!
reminder - I'm an EDITOR not an agent - I edit for Entangled Publishing and we do ~mostly~ romance novels with only one imprint as an exception - PLEASE READ THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

and for my final YA wish (for now):
TRANS & NONBINARY CHARACTERS IN ANYTHING PLEASE
that's it
that's the tweet
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

YA paranormal:
I like brooding too-hot-for-their-own-good YA heroes in paranormal and I'm not apologizing
if you can make this m/m I would die for you
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

still on YA and also something I've asked for in the past and still have not seen it:
**a mermaid book that feels like a new concept and bonus points if it's queer, would also like some kind of new and inventive world-building with this, just WOW me please
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

still on YA and this is something I've been asking for repeatedly and still haven't gotten it...
**Sherlock Holmes, some kind of fresh take, any genre - but I would love a "young Sherlock" historical told from Irene Adler's POV and they fall in love while solving crimes
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

still on YA - contemporary YA--again, I'll look at ANYTHING here, but more specifically...
**rom-com - even better if it's gay
**something serious at its heart but with a witty, accessible voice like *cough*SickKidsinLovebyHannahMoskowitz*cough*
#MSWL

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

a couple things to remember before you hit send:
**I am an editor, not an agent
**I edit for a romance publisher - however we do have one imprint that does not require romance - PLEASE READ THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
#mswl

Lydia Sharp 📚❤☕🌈 @lydia_sharp · Sep 24

if you think you have something that fits my #mswl or even if you're not sure and want to send it anyway - submit to the appropriate imprint here: entangledpublishing.submittable.com/submit
ATTN: Lydia Sharp