EditrixEmma (she/her) 🐀
@EditrixEmma
Editor
Editor@HarlequinBooks (romantic suspense). 1st Reader poetry @OrionsBeltMag . Mostly editing, books, films, crafting, local politics. Views are my own. She/her.
7 MSWL

The Spy Who Loved Me: agent out for revenge who falls for her quarry.

EditrixEmma (she/her) 🐀
@EditrixEmma
Editor
Editor@HarlequinBooks (romantic suspense). 1st Reader poetry @OrionsBeltMag . Mostly editing, books, films, crafting, local politics. Views are my own. She/her.
7 MSWL

I'm going to add more things as I think of them. Some other wish list items: a Mulder/Scully type pairing of skeptic and true believer (without the actual aliens; please don't send me explicitly scifi/paranormal stuff because I'm not allowed to acquire them).

EditrixEmma (she/her) 🐀
@EditrixEmma
Editor
Editor@HarlequinBooks (romantic suspense). 1st Reader poetry @OrionsBeltMag . Mostly editing, books, films, crafting, local politics. Views are my own. She/her.
7 MSWL

#mwsl: Our Harlequin Romantic Suspense line is woefully lacking in LGBTQ+ representation. Anyone have a great f/f romantic suspense novel they want to send me? Cagney & Lacey vibes, or a Jessica Fletcher/Miss Marple team up? Let me know. harlequin.submittable.com/submit

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
senior editor @BloomsburyPub . Bronx bred. Writer. Rep: Rachel Kim @3artsent . Thoughts=my own. She/her. IG: bamtastic07
32 MSWL

Hit me up if you want a fuller wish list, but this is my MSWL for now. Slide me some good subs! 10/10

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
senior editor @BloomsburyPub . Bronx bred. Writer. Rep: Rachel Kim @3artsent . Thoughts=my own. She/her. IG: bamtastic07
32 MSWL

Lastly, as always, in all areas my focus is on uplifting marginalized communities, so stories about BIPOC folk, queer folk, disabled folk, folks with mental illness, etc are what I'm looking for. 9/10

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
senior editor @BloomsburyPub . Bronx bred. Writer. Rep: Rachel Kim @3artsent . Thoughts=my own. She/her. IG: bamtastic07
32 MSWL

Books that contain themes of race, class, identity, home, belonging, inheritance, land, lineage, grief, sexuality, self-exploration are ideal. 8/10

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
senior editor @BloomsburyPub . Bronx bred. Writer. Rep: Rachel Kim @3artsent . Thoughts=my own. She/her. IG: bamtastic07
32 MSWL

For Nonfic, I'm looking for Narrative nonfiction, some memoir and cultural criticism. I'm pretty flexible here, but generally looking for authors who have a personal stake in the subject matter and who can infuse their own perspective into whatever they're investigating 7/10

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
senior editor @BloomsburyPub . Bronx bred. Writer. Rep: Rachel Kim @3artsent . Thoughts=my own. She/her. IG: bamtastic07
32 MSWL

I'm open to books set mostly in the real world, but that have speculative elements that help tell stories in interesting ways. I'm also looking for some upmarket fiction and short stories! Similar themes/ideas as in Lit Fic 6/10

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
senior editor @BloomsburyPub . Bronx bred. Writer. Rep: Rachel Kim @3artsent . Thoughts=my own. She/her. IG: bamtastic07
32 MSWL

I love coming of age novels too (whether they feature a young protagonist taking on the world on their own for the first time or a second coming of age that takes characters into new phases in their lives.) 5/10

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
senior editor @BloomsburyPub . Bronx bred. Writer. Rep: Rachel Kim @3artsent . Thoughts=my own. She/her. IG: bamtastic07
32 MSWL

Workplace novels. Novels about power, control, resistance. Novels that investigate the ills of capitalism and the commodification of art. Also, speaking of art, I'm interested novels that make fresh and interesting social commentary on art, music, fashion, entertainment etc. 4/10

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
senior editor @BloomsburyPub . Bronx bred. Writer. Rep: Rachel Kim @3artsent . Thoughts=my own. She/her. IG: bamtastic07
32 MSWL

Specifically, I'm looking for complex family sagas that span decades (must include a contemporary component). Stories about friendships and the ways those bonds build and sometimes fracture. Sibling stories. Novels about home, belonging, lineage, legacy, and inheritance. 3/10

Amber Oliver
@Amber_Oliver007
Editor
senior editor @BloomsburyPub . Bronx bred. Writer. Rep: Rachel Kim @3artsent . Thoughts=my own. She/her. IG: bamtastic07
32 MSWL

Amber Oliver @Amber_Oliver007

I haven't done a #MSWL in a while, so you know what time it is. Here's what I'm looking for these days. Agents, holla at me. 1/10

Literary Fiction! I'm always on the hunt for beautiful, lyrical, haunting prose. Sentences that will stay with me for a long time. But I also want these books to have plots that move the story along, that have heart and wit and sharp observations about the world around us. 2/10

Stephanie Doig
@stephaniedoig
Editor
Editor @ Harlequin's Carina Press. She/her. Opinions are all mine.
47 MSWL
18 Tips

And just because I didn't add any historical romance, romantic suspense, etc. doesn't mean we're not acquiring it! I'd love to read those projects too. :) Check the guidelines for a full list of genres we're currently looking for.

Stephanie Doig
@stephaniedoig
Editor
Editor @ Harlequin's Carina Press. She/her. Opinions are all mine.
47 MSWL
18 Tips

That's it for now! I'll pin and add to this thread in future. In the meantime, if you're thinking of submitting a project to me (or to anyone at Harlequin!) take a quick look through our submissions guidelines: writeforharlequin.com

Stephanie Doig
@stephaniedoig
Editor
Editor @ Harlequin's Carina Press. She/her. Opinions are all mine.
47 MSWL
18 Tips

The other is, and I cannot stress this enough, super sexy. If you’ve been dying to write an emotionally distant alphahole who only learns to love once he’s met the right person for him (and antagonized them lightly before learning his lesson), please, please send it to me. #mswl

Stephanie Doig
@stephaniedoig
Editor
Editor @ Harlequin's Carina Press. She/her. Opinions are all mine.
47 MSWL
18 Tips

Fantasy romance/paranormal romance: This is another one where I’m on the lookout for two different things. 1: cozy, feel-good fantasy, the kind of romance you can sink into and know nothing bad is ever going to happen to anyone. A warm bath of a romance (is that gross?!). #mswl

Stephanie Doig
@stephaniedoig
Editor
Editor @ Harlequin's Carina Press. She/her. Opinions are all mine.
47 MSWL
18 Tips

The romcom market is very full right now, so if you're writing romcoms, think about what might make yours stand out from the crowd. Consider, perhaps: a cozy mystery romcom? I'd love to see it. Think Mia P. Manansala's Arsenic & Adobo. #mswl

Stephanie Doig
@stephaniedoig
Editor
Editor @ Harlequin's Carina Press. She/her. Opinions are all mine.
47 MSWL
18 Tips

Also in contemporary romance: melodramatic romance. HUGE emotions, big plot twists, big conflict. Messy characters who don’t always act in their own best interests in the heat of the moment. This is where I’d love to see my fave hero type: the jerk with secret feelings. #mswl

Stephanie Doig
@stephaniedoig
Editor
Editor @ Harlequin's Carina Press. She/her. Opinions are all mine.
47 MSWL
18 Tips

Contemporary romance! I'm looking for two different things here: first is complex, emotional, upmarket contemporary—think Kate Clayborn or Lucy Parker. Love caretakers for this, especially if they’re kind of grumpy/seem uncaring on the outside. #mswl

Stephanie Doig
@stephaniedoig
Editor
Editor @ Harlequin's Carina Press. She/her. Opinions are all mine.
47 MSWL
18 Tips

All right, it's a new year, and I am ready to do some new reading! Acquiring romance novels for Carina Press, Carina Adores, and the occasional Harlequin project. Here are a few things I'd LOVE to see in my inbox in the next few months #mswl 🧵