GE 2018 Final Round Editors

Final Round Editors

Our 2018 final round editors. Listed with each category is a published example representing a winning novel representative of the genre. 


Why Resist a Rebel?
by Leah Ashton
Harlequin, KISS

Hill Country Holdup
by Angi Morgan
Harlequin, Intrigue

CONTEMPORARY SERIES ROMANCE

Brittany Lavery ~ Assistant Editor, HQN

Romantic series novels. If your manuscript is a series romantic suspense, you may enter the Contemporary Series category or the Romantic Suspense category. Please check our score sheets to see which benefits your writing.


No Good Duke Goes Unpunished, by Sarah MacLean HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Elle Keck ~ Assistant Editor, Avon Books

Romantic novels with non-contemporary settings, including regency & gothic romances.


Five Days in Skye
by Carla Laureano
David C. Cook

INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCE

Raela Schoenherr ~ Acquisitions Editor, Bethany House Publishers

Romantic novels with an inspirational message/theme, including romantic suspense, historical, etc.


The Haunting of Maddy Clare, by Simone St. James NAL

MAINSTREAM with ROMANTIC ELEMENTS

Marla Daniels ~ Assistant Editor, Simon and Schuster

Novels that include an element of romance but in which traditional romance conventions are not followed and in which there are themes and conflicts beyond romance. Mainly women’s fiction and chick lit.


Off the Edge
by Carolyn Crane
Self-published

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Lexi Smail ~ Assistant Editor, Grand Central Publishing

Romantic novels that include an element of mystery or suspense. Since the final round editor is from a single title publisher, contestants may want to enter series romantic suspense in the contemporary series category.


Crazy Thing Called Love
by Molly O'Keefe
Random House Group,
Ballantine Bantam Dell

SINGLE TITLE ROMANCE

Madeleine Colavita ~ Associate Editor, Hachette Book Group

Romantic, contemporary novels released as individual titles.


The Firebird
by Susanna Kearsley
Sourcebooks, Landmark

FANTASY / FUTURISTIC / PARANORMAL (Formerly SPECIALIZED) ROMANCE

Kristine Swartz ~ Associate Editor, Berkley Publishing Group

Romantic novels of any time setting (historical or futuristic) with Alternate Earth Histories, Dystopian, Futuristic, Fantasy, Time Travel, Paranormal or Urban Fantasy. Please keep in mind that the emphasis should be on the romance.


The Farm
by Emily McKay
Berkley Publishing

YOUNG ADULT

Alice Jerman, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins 

Novels appropriate for young adult readers. Includes young adult heroes and heroines not exceeding 18 years of age.