Genre does not matter, but the romance MUST be killer. The chemistry has to feel authentic and be sizzling! The riskier/steamier the better.
I want to be sucked into the world you've created and not want to leave. I want to feel like I could talk to your characters, like they could step off the page. I need to understand their motivations and choices. Make me laugh and then cry. The voice has to feel realistic! The plot needs to be original and flow seamlessly with the romance.
Are the lines between good and bad blurred, the bad guys someone you hope will change?
Is there a game or competition? Life and death stakes?
Break my heart, but I'd also love to have a happy/satisfying ending.
*Please send your pitch (with Halloween Pitch and title in the subject) and the first 5 pages of your finished manuscript pasted into the body of an email (NO attachments, please) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Very much looking forward to reading your submissions!