OK, so my New Year's Resolution was to get more of these blog posts out, and like so many of us, that kind of got lost. Well, there is still time, and there is always the ability to wrap up the year doing what I wanted to do in January.
I do want to put out to all of you my big #MSWL list to get the year going. It is going to involve a lot of different things so be ready to go. With that said, I want to stress that if you really do not have a story in that area now, there is nothing wrong with starting it, but I will say, by the time you get it finished and ready to submit, the odds are my list will have changed.
Let me first remind you that Greyhaus Literary Agency only represents traditional romance and women's fiction. Please make sure that you read the material to know what I am talking about. All of the details are on my website.
Now, on with the list.
I love this company, so I am looking for people in ALL of their lines. You an already be with Harlequin or someone who is not there yet. Understand that you will be expected to write. 3 books a year should be no issue. Make sure to know the lines well. Harlequin Submission Manager (submittable.com)
Here are some specifics:
- Harlequin Historicals - Definitely looking for Regency, Victorian and feel free to move into WWI and WWII. If you don't know the era, this might not be the place for you.
- Love Inspired Lines - I personally am not a big fan of "preachy" stories but those that give us that motivation without the sermon.
- Diverse voices - I am certainly looking for stories that are looking at diversity issues. With that said, if you are writing something that is multi-cultural, the culture needs to be an integral part of the story and not just names of people, or throwing in cultural words.
- Some of the lines are really full right now so understand that you have to bring your A Game.
- If you are someone writing for Harlequin now, let me know what your future plans are. I want to work with you.