Speed Dating with Associate Editor Emily Rodmell
**Due to Overwhelming Demand, we are capping the entries at the first 100 people to sign up** If we have more than 100 people sign up, there will be a waiting list in case someone drops out.
Tired of searching and searching for the right match...for your manuscript? Ready for your characters to get the love and attention of a good editor they've been waiting for?
Well, Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical are looking for new authors, and Associate Editor Emily Rodmell will be listening to your ideas in a new pitch opportunity we like to call: Speed Dating with an Editor.
This opportunity is open to anyone not published with the Love Inspired lines and only requires that you have a synopsis ready and a desire to write for the inspirational (Christian) romance market. You'll have the chance to pitch her your idea in one paragraph, and she'll respond by filling out a comment card like the one below that shares her first impression of the idea.
__I'll cry if you don't send me your manuscript (requested full)
__I'd like to get to know your manuscript better (requested proposal)
__I'm not sure if there's a spark between your manuscript and me, but I'm willing to give it a chance to convince me (requested synopsis)
__There's just no connection between your manuscript and me (no request, but isn't it great to know the idea won't work before you spend time writing it?)
Just like with speed dating, polish your pitches and put your best foot forward. Start those manuscripts now, so that if you get a request, you can send it in. While full manuscripts aren't required for the pitch, just like real dating, the more you have to offer, then more interested she'll be. Please make sure to mention in your pitch how much of the manuscript is written.
How this will work:
•Sign up in this thread stating your intent to speed date Emily by Friday, June 15th.
•On Tuesday, June 26th at Noon Eastern, we will gather in the chat room. Emily will go into a separate room, where she will hear individual speed dates.
•Pitchers will be called in the order they signed up to give Emily their pitch. Though we will try to make accommodations for people on break from work, we cannot guarantee a specific pitch time.
•Once Emily gives her feedback, the next pitcher will be called into the room.
•We will be quickly going through each pitch in order, so be prepared with your pitch.
You must register by Friday, June 15 in order to participate. The pitches will take place Tuesday, June 26th at noon Eastern time.
Emily Rodmell is the Associate Editor for Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical. She's looking for heartwarming romance stories, fast-paced romantic suspense stories and historical romances that sweep her away.
* Well-developed characters with intriguing romantic conflicts
* Well thought out plots that keep the reader turning the pages
* Good faith elements that are intrinsic to the plot
* Strong sense of community
* Episodic writing
* Books without enough conflict
* Stories that are preachy or didactic
* Unlikable or unrelatable heroes and heroines
Guidelines: Take time to read the Love Inspired guidelines to make sure your story fits in with what Love Inspired is all about.
Love Inspired Historical
Love Inspired Suspense