Romance

Amanda Leuck @MandiLeone · Feb 6

I am dying to read a YA romance featuring two neurodiverse characters. I want lots of tension. Maybe one character struggles to be mainstream (family expectations) and another makes it work with no ishts given. Please send this to me. #MSWL

Judi_Lauren @Judi__Lauren · Feb 5

#MSWL We're also actively seeking books for our Teen line. We love contemporary, whether it's humorous or on the darker, edgier side. Bonus points if it has a strong romantic subplot!

Susan @smnystoriak · Feb 4

#MSWL update! Looking for YA or A: clean Victorian romances; cozy mysteries with quirky sleuths; esp. if you have either with unreliable narrator. Any "artsy" connections would be a plus! Send QL+first 15 pages to submissions@goldenwheatliterary.com, with my name in the subj.

Judi_Lauren @Judi__Lauren · Feb 4

#MSWL for contemporary romances featuring cowboys. Would love to find one that fits our Bliss or Amara lines

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 4

“In romance, I prefer there to be something more than “will they get together”—maybe they save the town/kingdom/galaxy?” @kurestinarmada #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Feb 3

I desperately want contemporary or fantasy romance novels with trans main characters where there is no bullshit transphobic reaction to the MCs transness from anyone anywhere ever. #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Feb 1

This month, @HallmarkPublish is OPEN TO UNAGENTED SUBMISSIONS and I can't WAIT to read! Complete guidelines here: bit.ly/2wajgQM #romance #mystery #MSWL

Alexandra Weiss @akaweiss · Feb 1

I follow so many incredible bakers on Instagram because I'm obsessed w/ fancy, colorful, and quirky cakes, and it's making me crave a contemporary #YA or #MG featuring a mc who has a passion for baking. Bonus points if it includes a fluffy romance or baking competition! 🎂 #MSWL

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Jan 30

If I missed your #SFFpit pitch, paste query & 1st 5 pages in email. Adult: SFF, thriller, cont. romance, & mystery. YA: thriller, SFF, horror, mystery, & contemporary. MG: SFF, mystery, contemporary, & horror. querylynnette (@) theseymouragency (.)com #diversity #MSWL #ownvoices

Moe Ferrara @inthesestones · Jan 29

It's true! I'm open to queries so hit me with your best shot: querymanager.com/query/mferrara

Not only that—but I'm now open to picture books! My list is definitely children's focused in PB, MG, and YA -- but I'm selectively looking at Adult SFF and romance! #MSWL

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Jan 29

#MSWL Lightning Round:

--MG with a unique hook and a focus on friendship

--f/f YA that explores the lines between friendship and romance

--Adult psychological thriller that *isn't* about a woman who might be crazy/imagining the whole thing

--Adult SFF that makes me cry

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Jan 28

Walks-Softly 📚🌳 @Skytale_Writer

@Donovanesque Do you think it's safer to go with a Christmas novel, or do you seem to accept novels also for the beach, equally?

Great question. For romance, we do appreciate a seasonal tie-in, be it Christmas (must have snow), winter (ditto), spring, June weddings, summer, or fall harvest. We don't need a seasonal tie-in for mysteries, and we don't do mystery at Christmas. #hallmark #MSWL

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Jan 28

Responding to DMs: you don't give Hallmark any rights to your story just by submitting. Until we offer you a contract and you sign it, your story belongs only to you. #MSWL #romance #mystery

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · Jan 27

#MSWL Please please please adult epic fantasy that delves into class politics or social issues in societies I've never seen before, with articulate female/nb/trans MAIN characters & explosive stakes. Lots of magic, lots of emotion, romance welcome!

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Jan 25

The question we're always asking in romances:
What are the main characters' arcs? How do they grow and change throughout the story to earn their happy ever after?
If you're submitting in February, don't be afraid to spell that out in the query and synopsis! ❤️ #Hallmark #MSWL

Kat Enright @katenright · Jan 23

Kat Enright @katenright

So it’s been a while since I did a #MSWL thread, and I’m stuck in the car, so now seems as good a time as any! pic.twitter.com/xf6B32GAhT

Just as a reminder, I am open to MG and YA of all categories, Adult SFF, Adult Romance, and select nonfiction. For my static #MSWL and sub guidelines, please check out my website. Link in bio!

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jan 22

#MSWL I love romance. Give me YA romance. Rom-coms, star-crossed lovers, slow burns, enemies to lovers. I want to be swept off my feet. Chemistry on the page is what I need to see.