Rachel Lee Cherry

Rachel Lee Cherry

Pandamoon Publishing

My Manuscript Wish List

I’m immediately interested in books that take a familiar situation or trope and change it: space opera with predominantly female characters, fantasy stories in which white characters are rare and characters of color tell their own stories, and romance stories in which the expected payoff happens early and then the characters deal with that.

I’m also very interested to read stories about characters doing anything other than playing to stereotype: stories about women that are not about protecting a child, achieving a relationship with a man at any cost/to be complete, being rescued by a man as if she doesn’t have agency of her own, avoiding rape or the threat of rape, or getting fridged (dying or getting threatened/injured/shunted out of the story so that the male MC can have sad feelings about it); disabled characters whose disability is a casual detail in the story or may affect the story but whose story is not about pity/how sad they are, overcoming that disability, or becoming “fixed” (especially stories with disabled main characters); fat characters/characters of size who are not the villain/antagonist, who are not stereotypically sloppy, lazy, stupid, or clueless, and whose story is not about losing weight or undergoing a transformation to become thin/different/“the person they were inside all along.” Yes, that’s a lot of “not this,” but these stereotypes are so dominant, anything outside that is refreshingly new and different — and it gives authors a lot of room to play with the rest of the story.

Submission Guidelines

Pandamoon Publishing accepts completed manuscripts of Young Adult (target age 16-18), New Adult, and Adult fiction with a minimum of 50,000 words.

Genres and subgenres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Historical Romance (Medieval, Regency, Scottish, Western, etc.), Horror, LGBT, Magical Realism, Mystery, Noir, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Women’s Fiction

Manuscript format:

  • Double-spaced
  • Paragraphs indented via paragraph style, not with tabs
  • Font set to Times New Roman (or other serif font) size 12
  • Scene changes clearly noted with a blank line followed by a clear symbol (such as ***) and another blank line
  • No headers or footers
  • Please spellcheck (and, if possible, grammar check)

In lieu of an email query, Pandamoon Publishing uses Authors.me. Please visit the Pandamoon Publishing Submission Guidelines page for more information on how to submit.


Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Editor
Fiction: Fantasy, Historical, LGBTQ, Literary, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres:
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My favorites include…

Yangsze Choo, The Ghost Bride (historical fantasy)

Kylie Scott, LickPlayLead, and Deep (Stage Dive series; contemporary romance)

Alisha Rai, Glutton for Pleasure (Pleasure series; contemporary erotic romance)

Tessa Dare, When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After series; historical romance)

Daniel José Older, Half-Resurrection Blues and Midnight Taxi Tango (Bone Street Rumba series; urban fantasy)

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