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 that will stand out in the current market.
  • In young adult she especially wants to read manuscripts by authors from marginalized communities (although this applies to adult projects too). 
  • In women's fiction she is looking for commercial stories with a strong hook. She is particularly eager to armchair travel via novels set outside the United States. She's open to multiple POV stories, so long as the voices are distinct. She's not the best fit for inspirational fiction.
  • For cozy mysteriesshe wants to see the protagonist-turned-sleuth tied to the hook with their fun job (like how she runs the pet hotel in Krista Davis’s Paws & Claws series, the library cat bookmobile in Laurie Cass’s Bookmobile series, and the family restaurant in Vivien Chien's Noodle Shop series.) She would love to find one set in the Pacific Northwest. No cold cases.