Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharpI have a short break now between the close of a meeting and the start of a new edit so here is a quick thread of my current #MSWL 😊
Happy MSWL Day!
I am an editor for a small romance publisher. We accept submissions from authors and agents. Here is what I want to see more of:
my main interest is YA - all genres - I'm open to nearly *anything* in YA
I'd like to see more:
*diverse lead characters and a range of diversity rep
*more queer characters in sci-fi and fantasy especially
*stories that explore uncommon places and themes
Authors and agents! I just updated my MSWL editor page
this is what I'm looking for *in general* and how to submit
I will tweet more specific wishes for #MSWL Day on 9/12
See you then! 😊
here is my current #mswl:
YA romance - all genres
single title romance - all genres (see yesterday's tweets for what "single title" means)
category/series romance - contemp or historical
womens fiction with romance
NA romance - contemp or sci-fi
LGBTQ romance in any of the above
a basic #mswl tweet for new followers & a refresher for the rest of you
*mainly* I am seeking...
YA fantasy, any sub-genre
YA sci-fi, any sub-genre
YA contemp, anything from fluffy rom-com to dark thrillers
all must have a strong romantic element & a high concept hook
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp#MSWL since someone just asked... If you aren't sure if you have fantasy or sci-fi bc it's a blend, just send it. Good story is a good story
#MSWL I am actually very interested in sci-fi fantasy blends, so really, JUST SEND IT. If it's a good story, I'll figure out how to label it
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp#MSWL - still on YA sci-fi with romance - I am really a geek at heart & would love to see geeky characters who are also street smart & sassy
#MSWL YA sci-fi - time travel stories, parallel worlds, alternate timelines, etc, all of that is right up my alley - but it has to feel new
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp#MSWL - YA sci-fi & fantasy - the worldbuilding has to wow me, it should feel immersive, and ideally it plays a part in the story conflict.
#MSWL - still on YA sci-fi with romance - I am really a geek at heart & would love to see geeky characters who are also street smart & sassy
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp#MSWL - YA sci-fi - mystery/thriller vibe is always a plus. Also has to have romance. Snappy, witty, sharp characters. Unique worldbuilding.
#MSWL - YA sci-fi & fantasy - the worldbuilding has to wow me, it should feel immersive, and ideally it plays a part in the story conflict.
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp#MSWL - for example, re: aliens: a book I read recently that I really enjoyed was EXO by Fonda Lee. The alien angle in that was intriguing.
#MSWL - YA sci-fi - mystery/thriller vibe is always a plus. Also has to have romance. Snappy, witty, sharp characters. Unique worldbuilding.
Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharptweeting specifics now, as promised!
#MSWL - for YA sci-fi, I prefer modern day or near-future set on Earth. Not usually up for aliens but if the concept feels new, please send.