Shelly Romero

Cake Creative

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Hi there, I'm Shelly Romero! I am Honduran American, a 2020 Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree, and the Lead Editor at Cake Creative. I previously worked as an associate editor at Scholastic where I acquired and edited projects such as Last Gamer Standing by Katie Zhao, Join The Club, Maggie Diaz by Nina Moreno, and The Witchery by S. Isabelle.

Since joining the industry, my priority has been to publish books predominantly by and about BIPOC creators that showcase the range of our stories.

Outside of publishing, I love attending concerts, playing video games, and planning my yearly trips to Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights.

You can usually find me on Twitter and reach out to me via my website.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

*Agents, I am no longer accepting submissions to my work email.

To be considered to work with Cake Creative, please do not submit pitches to us, only writing samples.

If you are an unpublished author, please submit your materials to us via Submittable, including:

  • 30 page writing sample representative of your style
  • your resume
  • contact information and bio
  • and a list of interests, hobbies, and fun facts

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Commercial, General, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ, Middle Grade, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary YA, Diversity, Humor, MG Action Adventure, Middle Grade Horror, Multiple POV, Mysteries, Psychological Thrillers, Speculative Fiction, Suspense, Urban Fantasy, YA horror, coming of age
I'd like the next...

My favorites include...


  • Ninth House
  • Fake Blood
  • Don't Date Rosa Santos
  • The Kingdom
  • Love Sugar Magic
  • Mexican Gothic
  • Catrachos
  • The Grishaverse books
  • The Blue Bloods series
  • The Vampire Academy series


  • Knives Out
  • Crimson Peak
  • Scream
  • The Crow
  • Phantom of the Megaplex
  • Don't Look Under The Bed
  • The Mummy
  • The Devil Wears Prada


  • Succession
  • The Expanse
  • Bob's Burgers
  • Schitt's Creek
  • Diary of a Future President
  • One Day at a Time
  • Los Espookys

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