Madeleine Colavita

Forever, Forever Yours

My Manuscript Wish List®

I always knew I wanted to work in publishing, and I was lucky enough to make that dream come true in 2013 when I joined the Grand Central/Forever team. Five years later, I still love every minute. As I build my list, I’m looking for stories and writing that take me someplace new. Whether it’s a Regency ball or the Scottish Highlands, a charming small town or crowded city streets, I want to be surrounded by characters who mostly make me laugh, only occasionally make me cry, and always make me believe in true love. I’m looking for heroes I can fall in love with, heroines who can become my best friends, and that swoop in my stomach when the main characters realize, “This is the one.” I love all tropes—Best friend’s sibling! Enemies-to-lovers! Secret baby! Virgin hero!—but I will never say no to reading about sweethearts reunited.


In particular, but in no particular order, I’m looking for:

  • Women’s fiction (think stories about sisters, mothers and daughters, friends)
  • Rom-coms
  • Cowboys
  • Small-town contemporary
  • Highlanders
  • Smart, beautifully written historicals
  • Romantic suspense with more of a thriller feel
  • Strong heroines who know who they are/what they want
  • Jane the Virgin in romance novel (or women’s fiction) form

I am not looking to acquire inspirational romance.

Fun facts about me:

  • I was almost bitten by a penguin once.
  • I do not drink coffee, but I like coffee ice cream.


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