Sub Guidelines

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Here is the link to Rachel's submission form, as well as a brief description of her most current preferences below. 

Rachel Brooks's focus is fiction, specifically adult romance and young adult, as well as select women's fiction and cozy mysteries. 

  • In adult romance she's looking for high-concept stories. She's seen the tropes before, so the voice has to feel fresh and stand out in the market.
  • In young adult she especially wants to read manuscripts by authors of color and LGBTQIA authors (although this applies to adult projects too). 
  • In women's fiction she is selectively looking for commercial stories with a strong hook.
  • For cozy mysteries, she wants a lovable sleuth and theme you can't help but follow for many books. (Examples: Krista Davis's Paws & Claws series, Eva Gates's Lighthouse Library series, Ellery Adams's Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries, Shelia Connolly's Orchard Mysteries and Vickie Fee's Live and Di in Dixie series)