Jaqueline Snowe @JaquelineSnowe@rwchat I'm a sucker for sports romances, love to read and write them. But I'd love to see the roles flipped and have the heroine be the athlete. #RWchat
If you’re the person writing this, send it to me Jan 2019. #MSWL
Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque- clear motivation for the things the characters do
- a clear conflict for the romantic relationship...on both sides.
- a specific explanation of how they overcome those obstacles...and how it all ends!
Hey there! I personally find romance synopses and proposals VERY difficult to write, and I figure I can't be the only one, so here are some elements of ones that tend to work for us at @HallmarkPublish, for what it's worth! #amwriting #amquerying #MSWL (thread)
For January 2019 #MSWL
Sports. Sports in YA F. In YA rom. In A rom. Nonfiction if it’s exceptional but I’ll be picky here. LGBT sports. I want the female QB and the female cheer captain - OR male QB and male cheer capt!
Caitlin Fa La La La La La LaRue @CaitlinLaRue@Nicbeawrites What are you dying to see in your inbox right now? #askagent
Mermaids! YA contemporary stories. Adult cowboy romances. My whole wish list is available on the @MetamorphLitAg website, but I post it here on Wednesdays as well when my query inbox is open. #wishlistwednesday #mswl
Atlas Obscura @atlasobscuraOnce known as “the Black Eden of Michigan,” Idlewild was a thriving African American resort community founded in 1912. From roughly 1920 to the mid-1960s, Idlewild was one of the premier holiday venues for African Americans. trib.al/dGBUYUB
Someone write me a historical romance set at Idlewild. #MSWL
Agents! I’m always open to proposals (2-3 page synopsis) for G-rated sweet romance with strong seasonal tie-ins. If it gets greenlighted by both me and the programming team, we’ll make you an offer. Complete guidelines here: hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publi… DM me with questions! #MSWL
Most Wednesdays I’ll be posting a list of #mswl ideas / genres I’d like to see in my inbox. I’m calling it #wednesdaywishlist! If you have something appearing on the included graphic, pls do send it along for review & incl your query, synopsis, and first 3 chapters. #amquerying
In February, we'll be open to romance submissions in ALL SEASONS: winter, Valentine's Day, spring, June weddings, summer, fall, Christmas. Seasonal tie-ins are important for us in romance! (But not in mystery.) Full guidelines: bit.ly/2wajgQM #MSWL #nanowrimo #amwriting
I’ve had a few people ask for more details on what I’m looking for in adult fiction. I’ve decided to put together a very brief #MSWL to address this! If you have something that meets this criteria for older audiences pls send it in! I’d love to read it! #amquerying #amwriting
Stacey Donovan @DonovanesqueAt Hallmark Publishing we're very open to REALLY GOOD GUYS as romantic leads. They can move back to their small town because their mom has health issues. They can worry about the future of the pumpkin festival. #MSWL pic.twitter.com/6CcAfuEQNw
On the other hand, a guy who "doesn't trust women"? A guy who's sexist at the beginning of the story? A guy who pressures a woman for a date or a kiss? That's not for us. He needs to sort himself out before he finds true love in Hallmark Land. #MSWL