Nessa Warin, Harmony Ink Press
LGBTQ / MSWL Paragraphs / Young Adult

Nessa Warin, Harmony Ink Press

I’m looking for young adult fiction featuring main characters who identify as LGBTQ+.  We are looking for all genres as long as it fits those guidelines. The main character should be 14-18 years old (or their race’s equivalent for fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal) for the majority of the story. Romance is welcome, but not a requirement. (And I’d … Continue reading

Constance Renfrow, Three Rooms Press
Adult Fiction / Literary Fiction / MSWL Paragraphs / Narrative / Nonfiction / Women's Fiction

Constance Renfrow, Three Rooms Press

I’m looking for literary fiction set in contemporary or futuristic times with lively, memorable characters and creative nonfiction on topics that make your friends go “I want to read about that!” At this particular moment in time, I’m searching for work by female authors with strong female leads. Genre isn’t as important to me as … Continue reading

Joni Sussman at Kar-ben Publishing
Children's / MSWL Paragraphs / Picture Books

Joni Sussman at Kar-ben Publishing

Kar-Ben seeks Jewish-themed children’s manuscripts between 850 and 1000 words. Topics may be fiction or non-fiction, having to do with Jewish holidays, Jewish history, life in Israel (non-political), folktales, bible stories and/or Jewish life cycle events. Manuscripts may be submitted to editorial@karben.com. Submission guidelines atwww.karben.com. Continue reading

Meredith Rich, Bloomsbury Spark
Adult Fiction / Fantasy / MSWL Paragraphs / Mystery / New Adult / Romance / Science Fiction / Thriller / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Meredith Rich, Bloomsbury Spark

I am looking for fun and flirty novellas themed around holidays: Prom, Christmas, Valentines Day, etc. I am still interested in post-apocalyptic but it has to be with really strong character work and a unique twist. I am also looking for sweet or steamy NA, diversity in fresh Urban Fantasy, and hooky contemporary YA, and … Continue reading

Blair Thornburgh, Quirk Books
Adult Fiction / Magical Realism / MSWL Paragraphs / Narrative / New Adult / Romance / Science Fiction / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Blair Thornburgh, Quirk Books

Quirk Books is an independent publisher and seeker of all things awesome, operating out of a former barrel factory in Philadelphia and distributed worldwide by Random House. We publish 25 “strikingly unconventional” books a year: fiction and non-fiction; adults, YA, and MG. You may know us from some of our bestselling titles like PRIDE AND … Continue reading

Heather Howland, Entangled
Adult Fiction / MSWL Paragraphs / New Adult / Romance / Suspense / Thriller / Young Adult

Heather Howland, Entangled

I love YA, NA, and adult contemporary romance, category romance, and romantic thrillers. Stories driven by tropes (enemies to lovers, mistaken identity, forced proximity, etc.) with fun and/or unexpected meet-cutes and swoonworthy heroes shoot straight to the top of my slush pile. As for heat level, I only acquire steamy adult romance, but sweet YA … Continue reading

Mandy Schoen, acquiring for Swoon Romance
Adult Fiction / Humor / MSWL Paragraphs / New Adult / Romance / Young Adult

Mandy Schoen, acquiring for Swoon Romance

Mandy Schoen, acquiring for Swoon Romance  Seeking contemporary YA, NA, and adult romance. I love humor and quirky female protagonists with heart, although recently I’ve also been interested in dark or edgy stories with deeply flawed but redeemable characters. I have a soft-spot for dual-narrative POV, and I love to see complex characters in familiar … Continue reading