Clean romance author. Director of Hallmark Publishing. Opinions are only my own.
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 agdern 🏒 @nystacey@Donovanesque @HallmarkPublish Just because i'm thinking of these things, do you want a series outline if one exists? Or is it not something you're looking for :)
We like series ideas! At the end of the synopsis, add a paragraph about how you'd see the series play out, or give us a title and a few sentences apiece for books 2 and 3. #MSWL #romance #mystery #hallmark @HallmarkPublish
Connie Bergendahl @ConnieBergenda1Hi Stacey...for February submissions, should synopsis and manuscript be two "separate" documents in the email?@Donovanesque
Tips for Hallmark cozy mysteries:
- the police can be misdirected, but not inept
- an amateur sleuth should have good reasons why s/he has a particular knack for solving mysteries, and strong motivations for getting involved.
#MSWL #amwriting #mystery #NaNoWriMo18
Stacey Donovan @DonovanesqueI say this all the time, but the best way to know what kinds of things @HallmarkPublish is looking for is to watch a few current Hallmark movies. #CountdowntoChristmas is coming right up, but we'd like winter, spring, summer, and fall romances, too! #amwriting #querying #MSWL
Reminder that Hallmark Publishing is open to unagented submissions in the month of February '19: contemporary romance and contemporary cozy mystery, 65,000 words minimum. Complete submission guidelines here: hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publi… #MSWL #publishing #amwriting
Stacey Donovan @DonovanesqueAt Hallmark Publishing are closing to unagented submissions after Labor Day, BUT, we will take unagented submissions during the month of Feb. '19! Here's a big thread about what we're looking for. #MSWL #publishing #amwriting #1linewed #romance
For now, we're only looking for full-length novels, 65K - 85K, and we're only looking at sweet (sometimes called "clean and wholesome") romance and cozy mystery. The romance can straddle the line of women's fiction. #MSWL #publishing #amwriting
Honestly, we have a moratorium on stories about TV shows and stories with baker or chef heroes. Anything else that fits our submission guidelines is great, though. :) #Hallmark #MSWL #amwriting #publishing #romance #mystery
CandaceHavens @CandaceHavens@Donovanesque For your mysteries, do they need to be holiday-ish?
Sharing the Hallmark Publishing submission guidelines again here: tinyurl.com/ydyckgan We adhere closely to these guidelines and are looking for books that would also be great Hallmark movies. Open to unagented submissions for now. #romance #mystery #MSWL #amwriting #amwriting
Hallmark Publishing submission hacks!
1. a title that sounds EXACTLY like a Hallmark movie
2. series name + book name for mystery: A++ (e.g. Library Mysteries: Checked Out for Murder)
3. clear conflict in the query
#MSWL #romance #mystery hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publi…