REPRESENTING ROMANCE &                                   3021 20th St. Pl. SW
WOMEN'S FICTION SINCE                                           Puyallup, WA. 98373
2003
Greyhaus Literary Agency will be closed to submission beginning July 1 through the end of August. Submission will again be accepted Sept. 1.
All requested submissions will still receive responses. New submissions will not be read so please consider resubmitting Sept. 1.


WHAT SCOTT IS LOOKING FOR
Greyhaus represents both Single Title and Series romance/women's fiction. Please take time to visit your local bookstore and stand in the romance and women's fiction section. If your story does not fit there, then this is not the place for you. I would also encourage you to visit the publishers of romance and women' fiction to understand their guidelines. 

Please note I ONLY acquire these two genres. If you submit something other than traditional romance or women's fiction, expect a rejection letter. 

HARLEQUIN AUTHORS 
Word Count should be according to the Harlequin Guidelines www.eharlequin.com 
Scott is actively looking to acquire authors for all of the Harlequin lines with the exception of the Teen Line. 
Authors wishing to write for Harlequin should know the line they are wishing to work for and demonstrate an ability to translate the specific guidelines of that line into a piece of writing. Please review the guidelines BEFORE submitting. 
It is recommended authors should have at least one story finished and either additional projects in that same line, or a clear vision of future works that will fit in that line. 

NEW ADULT
Word count 75,000 - 110,000
If you are writing in New Adult, please make sure that you fully understand this genre. It is not simply stories of teens having sex. I am interested in stories that really are looking at the world from this unique "in the middle" perspective. Essentially, if you read the Women's Fiction guidelines, you will get the idea.
If you are pitching this idea top me, please use the standard categories but in the premise, begin by stating it is a NEW ADULT project.

SINGLE TITLE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Word count 75,000 - 110,000
I am actively looking for real stories with real people in real romances. Please note this does not mean non-fiction. I am truly interested in finding, what I define as "old school" contemporary romances. Think the Danielle Steele level that really focused on the relationships.
Writers in this category should not rely on heavy amounts of plot devices or baggage for the characters. Keep these people real so that the readers can truly relate

SINGLE TITLE HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Word count 75,000 - 110,000
These stories can be set in any time period. The stories should demonstrate a strong understanding of the time period and not rely on "source book" levels of research. 
I am personally not looking for westerns and stories set during the Civil War.
Show me you have something unique in this category!

SINGLE TITLE PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Word count 75,000 - 110,000
I am looking for something that stands out as being unique. Telling the same old vampire, werewolf, demon, or angel story is not going to work. I am not interested in Urban fantasy here. I really want to see those strong paranormals. Time travels are great but please make sure the time travel is "real" and plays a role in the plot.

Paranormal IS NOT Fantasy! 

SINGLE TITLE ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Word count 75,000 - 110,000
Stories should be real and the main story arc has to be the romance. Please make sure that we don't have characters doing things that would not normally happen in real life. Please review Maslow's Hierarchy to understand what I mean here. In other words, if someone is being stalked by a sexual predator, he or she will not be interested in sex.

SINGLE TITLE WOMEN'S FICTION
Word count 75,000 - 110,000
I am actively looking for "book club" style women's fiction pieces. These stories should examine the world through a woman's eyes. We want to see what it means to be a woman. Stories can be historical or contemporary but the focus must be on the female journey.
Please focus on one issue and not a ton of personal problems the protagonist has.
Stories can have happy or sad endings.
Please no adultery.

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED BOOKS
Greyhaus WILL consider books that have been previously published. Please note that books must still meet the above requirements for what the agency is looking for. In other words, stories still must be only romance and women's fiction. Please review those guidelines before submitting.

When submitting previously published material, make sure to clearly state where it was published, if you own all of the rights 100%, and, most importantly, the last three months of sales.

WHAT GREYHAUS DOES NOT REPRESENT

Fantasy
Single Title Inspirational
YA or Middle Grade
Picture Books
Memoirs
Biographies
Erotica
Urban Fantasy
Science Fiction
Screenplays
Poetry
Authors interested in only e-publishing or self-publishing




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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Please review carefully before submitting a project for consideration! Go to CONTACT GREYHAUS for specifics on what to submit