Elizabeth Poteet

Elizabeth Poteet

The Seymour Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

Originally from Nashville, TN, Lizzie Poteet is an agent at The Seymour Agency after several years at St Martin’s Press/Macmillan. A hopeless romantic, she’s eternally grateful she found a way to channel her immense feelings about feelings into a legitimate job where swooning is considered a job skill. A spitfire from an early age, she once tried to write a series of book reports in high school on Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, and Julie Garwood. It did not go over well. Lizzie’s addiction to romance only grew from there, which explains why she decided to study abroad at the University of St. Andrews in college. Just on the off chance she would fall back in time and meet her own warrior soul mate. Sadly, she didn’t and now lives in New York with her dog, Mr. Darcy, where she watches a lot of TV. You can follow her on Twitter @lizziepoteet.

Recent acquisitions include:

Ann Marie Walker’s contemporary romance BLACK TIE OPTIONAL, pitched as The Proposal meets Erin Brockovich

Nicole Michaels’s new contemporary romance series featuring blue-collar National Guardsmen who work hard, play hard and ultimately end up falling hard for the women they love

May McGoldrick’s MUCH ADO ABOUT HIGHLANDERS, the first book in a new historical romance trilogy that blends classic Shakespeare with the Alpha heroes of the Highlands

Scarlet Cole’s romantic suspense Second Circle Tattoo series

Submission Guidelines

Write for SMP Swerve!

We are looking for all sub-genres of romance, 25k-100k words. All books should end in a happily ever after or a happily for now (if the characters are continuing in a series.) For heat level and other helpful information please see the individual category guidelines at smpswerve.com.

We welcome and are looking for diverse authors and characters including LGBTQ.

If you have a heart-racing, swoontastic story, we want to see it!

Guidelines & Details


As a new addition from The Manuscript Academy, #MSWL’s educational sister company, we are now offering ten-minute e-meetings with a select group of our agents and editors to discuss your work, what you can do better–and how to maximize your chances of success in the submissions process. You’ll be able to pick from Skype, Hangouts, or a phone call–and, yes, this works internationally. Please see our FAQ, our step-by-step guide to booking your meeting, a list of participating agents and editors–and consider joining our Facebook group, a free, friendly community of writers cheering each other on through this process.

Please note: Meetings are posted once monthly, and then often sell out. If there are meetings available, you’ll see them bolded on the calendar below after clicking “Set Time Zone.” 

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Vital Info

Fiction: Erotica, New Adult, Religious, Romance

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, erotic romance, historical romance, inspirational romance, romantic New Adult
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