Editor Wish Lists for March 2022

The editors at Entangled Publishing are always looking for the next breakout hit. Could that be your book? Each month, we have a new wish list from our editors. Watch for them as they’ll change monthly. Let’s discover each other today! All submissions can be sent through our Submittable system. The link can be found here: https://entangledpublishing.submittable.com/submit

Lydia Sharp, senior editor

  • F/F romance in adult contemporary, moderate to high heat levels, must be high-concept. Favorite trope: enemies to lovers. Tropes I do NOT want: second chance romance; childhood friends all grown up; road trip; fake relationship; marriage of convenience; going through a checklist (ex: bucket list).
  • YA dystopian that brings something new to the table. Must be high-concept and have a strong romance.

Stacy Abrams, senior editor

  • High-concept contemporary YA with mystery/thriller elements
  • High-concept contemporary sexy YA a la The Kissing Booth
  • YA fantasy that blends genres or brings fresh concepts to the table

Alexander Te Pohe, editor

  • Generally: contemporary romance, fantasy romance, urban fantasy romance, and historical romance across YA, NA, adult
  • Specifically: non-Western inspired fantasy, non-Western historical fiction, and sapphic retellings

Amy Acosta, editor

  • FANTASY/SCIFI: high-concept, world-level plot issues and consequences; stories not about “the one,” but about those who rise above their circumstances; amazing worldbuilding; cultures other than medieval-ish; and flawed magic systems.
  • CONTEMPORARY: rom-coms, big family casts (related or found fams), quirky small towns (think Gilmore Girls or Schitt’s Creek), Caribbean and archipelago settings (*if you are from here*), and Hallmark movies but diverse and queer.
  • PARANORMAL: uncommon shifters, Latinx witches or everyday magic users (think Good Witch), diverse gods and creatures (*if you are from the culture*).

Jen Bouvier, editor

  • Evergreen wish list: strong voices, high-concept plots, Black joy, f/f, authentically written settings outside of the US, YA Africanfuturism
  • This month’s wish list:
    • #1 Immersive YA High Fantasy with a huge romance and a very unique world
    • #2 Adult Historical Highlander Romances by Scottish authors
    • #3 Adult Contemporary Romcoms with unique meet-cutes and a ton of humor
    • #4 Paranormal with magical beings I haven’t seen a lot of, or at least not like this

Molly Majumder, editor

  • Feel-good coming of age romances: Does your book have a strong emotional core and makes you think about the nature of humanity and the kindness that humanity could offer? Comps are HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA and THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END.
  • Paranormal Gothic Romance: Sprawling manors, slow-burn romances, and things that go bump in the night. MEXICAN GOTHIC meets CRIMSON PEAK. I would love to see a gothic romance in a different type of setting; think the foothills of the Himalayas or the bayous of Louisiana. This is a genre where I’d like to see some YA, so creepy haunted boarding schools are very welcome!

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