Currently seeking: The stories I like best are ones that take me to another world, whether that’s a fantasy realm, Ancient Rome, or London during the Great Exhibition of 1851. To that end, I’m particularly interested in finding good historical fiction and fantasy. A unique twist on a classic fairy tale or a clever retelling of a myth are also up my alley. Gorgeous prose, body diversity, protagonists with disabilities, sibling stories, and good, swoonworthy romances are always pluses, as are animals and stories set in any stretch of wilderness such as the Appalachian Trail or the Rocky Mountains. For anything speculative, I’m acquiring middle grade and young adult only. For contemporary fiction or historicals, I’m open to middle grade, young adult, and adult.
Currently NOT seeking: Nonfiction, picture books, mysteries, or science fiction
Current authors or clients: Erika Lewis, Game of Shadows (Tor Books, Feb. 2017) Heather Graham and Chad Michael Murray, American Drifter (Forge Books, Nov. 2017)
Name: Cat Clyne Publisher: Sourcebooks Title: Editor Currently Seeking: Single title romance in all sub-genres with a slam-dunk hook (not less than 80,000 words, please): Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance—including Fantasy Romance, Romantic Suspense, Erotic Romance, Historical Romance—especially Scottish Highlanders.
Current authors or clients: Amanda Bouchet (A Promise of Fire), Roni Loren (The Ones Who Got Away), Isabelle Ronin (Chasing Red), Paige Tyler (SWAT and X-Ops series), Stefanie London (Bad Bachelor), Marie Harte (Body Shop Bad Boys and Donnigans series), Ashlyn Chase (My Wild Irish Dragon), Asa Maria Bradley (Viking Warrior Rebel), Heather Van Fleet (Reckless Hearts), Vivien Jackson (Wanted & Wired), and Alyson McLayne (Highland Promise).
Other pertinent information or requests: Cat Clyne has been helping writers hone their craft for most of her adult life. She worked in academia and magazine publishing before joining Sourcebooks in 2010. Cat acquires single title romance in all subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, erotic romance, Highlanders and historicals. She is looking for stories with a slam-dunk hook, curl-her-toes romance, and out-of-the-box thinking (surprise me!). Cat has a fondness for damaged heroes and a well-written band of brothers bond. Born in Germany to diplomat parents, Cat has a Master’s degree from New York University and lives in Brooklyn. Learn more at www.sourcebooks.com.
Currently seeking: I’m looking for romance, women’s fiction, and YA with diverse voices that have a fresh spin on the genres. I have a soft spot for contemporary geeky-related plots with meet-cute banter, stories set in Scotland or featuring Scottish men, and a good old fashioned mystery. In romance, I’m looking for historical romances set in England or Scotland, along with contemporary rom-coms, romantic suspense, and romances with elements of fantasy or science-fiction. In women’s fiction, I’m looking for both breezy, fun stories with strong female friendships and suspenseful, twisty stories that keep you reading late into the night. In YA, I love stories that transport readers to another world, and I’m a huge fan of imaginative retellings. I’m not the right fit for literary fiction or serious nonfiction.
Current authors or clients: Michele De Winton Cherrie Lynn Evangeline Anderson Sandra Owens
Name: Deborah Gilbert Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing, LLC Title: Editor-in-Chief Currently seeking: Historicals (Regency, Medieval, Scottish, Western), Science Fiction, Contemporary Series (Western, Sports, Chick-Lit, Sweet), Paranormal Series, Hockey Currently not seeking: Women’s Fiction and High Fantasy Current authors or clients: Addie Jo Ryleigh, Aven Ellis, B.J. Scott, Collette Cameron, DeAnn Smallwood, Stella Marie Alden
Name: Susan Litman Publisher: Harlequin Books Title: Editor
Currently seeking: Acquiring for series program with focus on Harlequin Special Edition and Romantic Suspense. Also interested in seeing projects for Graydon House and Teen. Current authors or clients: Award-winning authors Brenda Harlen and Gail Barrett, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shirley Jump, USA TODAY bestselling authors Judy Duarte and Karen Rose Smith, Wendy Warren, and many others as part of our long-running continuities and our new serialization programs.
Name: Tina Moss Publisher: City Owl Press Title: Editor, Chief Operations Officer
Currently seeking: I have a soft spot for stories featuring diverse characters and cultures, and strong female protagonists. In adult, I’m interested in contemporary romance especially romantic comedies, magical realism, and women’s fiction geared towards women in their 20s and 30s. In YA, I’m interested in contemporary in the vain of Nina LaCour, Kasie West, Jenny Han, and Gayle Forman, historical, fantasy, and magical realism.
Currently NOT seeking: I’m not looking for romantic suspense, paranormal, ménage, and historical.
Recent authors I’ve read and enjoyed: Lila Monroe, Julie Johnson, Katie McCoy, Winter Renshaw, Staci Hart, Leisa Rayven, R.S. Grey, Lauren Blakely, and Emma Chase.
Currently seeking: Contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and spicy romance. M/F and LGBTQ+ welcome! Novels and novellas welcome. We love smart, savvy, confident heroines with strong goals. We also love heroes of all types—alpha, beta, and anything in between. Adult romance only (no YA or NA). Stories must have strong conflicts between the H/H. We are not currently seeking women’s fiction or inspirational romance. No works that have been published previously in any form, please. Current authors or clients: Elizabeth Boyce, Kristina Knight, Synithia Williams, Alicia Hunter Pace, Holley Trent, Michele Arris, Rina Gray, Ruby Lang, Dana Volney, Marie Patrick, Elley Arden, TF Walsh, J.M. Stewart, and many more. Other pertinent information or requests: We are a digital-first imprint, with well over 2.5 million copies sold. Series are welcome, but each book should focus on a different couple, with a HEA or HFN at the end. We prefer third-person POV, alternating between the H/H. No “head-hopping,” please!