2017 Manuscript Wish List

World Weaver Press has an open submissions window coming up very soon — February 1st, in fact. Before the doors get flung wide open, I thought I’d take a few minutes to articulate what I’m looking for this year.

First, though, a wee bit about what the press is looking for in general. This is important:

At this time, World Weaver Press seeks standalone titles only, between 20,000 words and 100,000 words. Standalone means the story is complete in one volume. We are not acquiring new series (or books with “series potential”) at this time.

Standalone titles only. I’m emphasizing this because it could break my heart if I fall in love with a novel concept only to see the words ‘part of a series’ in the query letter and have to pass on it. You don’t want to break my heart, do you?

I’m always interested in romance with well-developed characters (with good chemistry!) and interesting plots and settings, but this year I’m particularly interested in titles that fall into one (or more!) of the following categories:

  • Time Travel Romance
  • Steampunk Romance
  • Non-wolf* shapeshifter Romance

And if you are writing things that don’t fall into those categories, don’t despair. I am only one of several editors at WWP and we’re all looking for different things. So even if your manuscript isn’t right for me, it might be for one of them!

The submission guidelines are right here. Be sure to read and follow them — but don’t submit until February!

*I love wolf shifters too, but I’m editing Anna Kyle’s Wolf King series already 🙂

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