Hi! Elizabeth Mazer here. I’m delighted to be at Petticoats and Pistols to let folks know about a fun new editor pitching opportunity! Shana Smith, Emily Rodmell and I—three editors for Love Inspired—are looking to fall in love with some new romances for the Christian inspirational market. “Happily Editor After” is our planned online pitch session, designed to give writers a chance to make us fall in love with new, intriguing stories for the three Love Inspired lines: Love Inspired (contemporary inspirational romance); Love Inspired Suspense (contemporary inspirational romantic suspense); and of course, Love Inspired Historical (historical inspirational romance).
Details, guidelines, and instructions on how to sign up are all available at http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/1042-Happily-Editor-After (don’t just check it out, share the link with your friends!) so I’m not going to repeat that info here. Instead, I want to tell you just why we’re so excited about this pitch session, and why it’s such a terrific opportunity for new writers.
Every time an author pitches to me, I know she’s hoping that I’m going to tell her that her story
is exactly what I’m looking for. Here’s the chance to make that happen! With this pitch session, you don’t just sign up for a slot, you sign up for a specifically-selected editor. Think of it like online dating. Emily, Shana and I have posted our profiles—information on our backgrounds, our tastes, what we love, what aggravates us, and what we’re dying to see
in a story. Based on the profiles, you can pick the editor that you think is the perfect match for your manuscript—or you can see if our profiles trigger you with an idea for a new project that you could target directly to one of us! If you love to write the same things that one of us loves to read, then the editor/author match could truly be happily editor after for you and your story.
Not sure you’re ready to do an online pitch? That’s fine, too. Check out our profiles anyway! If you get a sense for our preferences and personalities now, then maybe it’ll help you decide who to query with a story idea down the road. But if you are interested in participating, please sign up as soon as you can, before all the slots are taken.
Got questions about Happily Editor After? Want to know more about Love Inspired? Looking for advice on which editor to pick? (Pick me, pick me! Come on, don’t I sound fun?) Ask away! I’ll be checking in throughout the day to respond to comments. Thanks to the lovely Renee for letting me share this opportunity. I hope to see lots of you in the chat room in May!