Charlotte Ellis @cellisharlequin🚨READY, SET, PITCH!🚨
#DVPit Day 2 has officially started!
If I ❤ your pitch, I want to see the first three chapters full synopsis. Send them to me via
@HarlequinBooks's submissions manager, Submittable. Direct the chapters to me and include #DVPit in the title.
And remember, I'm on the look out for pitches suitable for #HarlequinPresents! Think glamorous international escapes, captivating emotional drama, outrageous alphas and billionaires & high-stakes seduction! #MSWL ✈️🌴💵💋
📅 I’m participating in #DVPit next week! I’ll be looking for contemporary category romances that are suitable for Harlequin Presents. Think glamorous international escapes, captivating emotional drama and high-stakes seduction! #MSWL More info. on the thread below… ⬇️
Seeking literary fiction in these classic genres: dark speculative/sci-fi (near-future), crime, thriller. Unique hooks & new views. Linguistic & storytelling mastery, high personal stakes, psychological depth. ❤️Kazuo Ishiguro, Katie Kitamura, Ted Chiang, Naomi Alderman #MSWL
BookFriends! It's #MSWL time!
"My kingdom for a middle grade with magical, high-stakes world building in the vein of THE OWL HOUSE and YA assassin or spy stories like THE GALLAGHER GIRLS series"
You know what is more fresh and interesting and high-stakes to me than stories about leaving earth for space? Saving and preserving earth for future generations. #MSWL
🌟High-stakes competition w/ a radical, subversive bent & meaningful consequences for the characters
▫️Think: the Squid Game of YA (but note that sobs don't have to be violenct, & I am definitely not looking for violence that’s used for shock value or voyeuristic pleasure) #MSWL
Seeking literary & commercial crime/mystery, thriller & speculative/scifi. Unique hooks & new, diverse views in these classic genres. Linguistic & storytelling mastery, high personal stakes, psychological depth.❤️Tana French, Hervé Le Tellier, Octavia Butler, Kazuo Ishiguro #MSWL
✨Dark academia w/ high personal stakes and rich settings
✨Asian-inspired SF/tech-fantasy crossover in the vein of Xiran Jay Zhao.
✨Fantasy inspired by South Asian and Middle Eastern cultures and mythologies
In speculative fiction (light sci-fi, horror, fantasy), I need worlds that I can settle into easily.
Fresh takes on classic tropes, dynamic characters, unique magic systems, atmospheric writing & undeniably high stakes ✨Think: R.F. Kuang, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Rory Power
New year, time to share a new #MSWL thread of things I’d love to see this year.
I am actively looking for: Adult, YA & MG.
And I am eager to support commercial and high stakes stories featuring BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disability, and neurodiversity representation.
Stories about best friends set against the backdrop of competitive, high-stakes, art-based industries: this is what I live for! Think THE BALLERINAS by Rachel Kapelke-Dale and SMILE AND LOOK PRETTY by Amanda Pellegrino.
Grounded fantasy/ genre! I can read books like THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE, ADDIE LARUE, SERPENT & DOVE, or THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY again and again -- anything with a lush setting, a little (or a lot) of romance, and high stakes has my name all over it.
On the speculative side of YA, give me a world or a circumstance I’ve never seen before. I love high-stakes, plot-driven fantasy and sci-fi, where the world enhances the story more than is the focus.
It goes without saying, but send me big, big epic fantasy! Multiple POVs, innovative magic systems, tense politics, huge stakes – the whole nine yards. Recent faves include THE RUIN OF KINGS, THE UNSPOKEN NAME, THE CITY OF BRASS, THE BLACK PRISM, the list goes on 😉 #MSWL
KissPitch @KissPitchIt's almost here! Are you ready?
#KissPitch #FridayKiss #amwriting #romance #womensfiction #writingcommunity #amediting #amquerying pic.twitter.com/8SmzvlfTeE
Can't wait to read your #KissPitch pitches today for Harlequin Presents! I'm looking for stories with glamorous international escapes, captivating emotional drama and high-stakes seduction! As well as new voices that will bring diverse perspectives, characters and stories #MSWL
• Stories about (non-anthropomorphic) animals, human-animal bonds, nature & high-stakes survival
• Select author-driven nonfiction, primarily with a radical, social justice–oriented focus—think prison abolition, open borders, union organizing, anarchy, socialism