Congratulations to our Top 25 finalists! Remember you can keep reading and posting comments on all of our entries.

Leah Maser Wanting the Detective
Tanya M. Burnstad Remembrance
Alison French Her Italian Man
Amanda Cinelli Resisting the Sicilian Playboy
Traci Douglass About That Night…
Chase Ewing Love for Sale
R. Lynn Dewitt Sophie’s Hart
T.R. McClure A Perfect Match
Katherine Dane Agent of Desire
Autumn Shelley Fire and Iron
Carolyn Hector Mistletoe Mischief
Ison Hill Impulse
Karin Baine Belfast Belle
Amy Jane Learning To Love Again
Shelley Iñón When the Bus Stopped
Thérèse Marie A Foundation of Love
Jeannie Hall Violation of Innocence
Analiesa Adams In Desperate Search of Peace
Katie Meyer Paradise Found
Sam(antha) Burns Saving Greene Farm
Janet Lee Nye Man Maid
Laura Brown Perfect Together
Narelle Buxton Changing Her Baby Plan
Darby Karchut Stone’s Heart
Megan B Zehring The Prodigal

Not a Finalist? Don’t Give Up!

The editors flagged many other promising contest entries and will be in touch with those writers after the contest wraps up to offer feedback or request manuscripts.

Extra Features and Activities

Want to learn more about writing while the editors are judging the submissions? Join us for guest blogs from the Harlequin editors plus some fun Pinterest activities. Check out our Events Calendar regularly for a schedule of dates and times.

Missed the Five Day Online Conference? Look for all the blogs, live chats, writing challenges and Twitter events in the Archive or by clicking on the Events Calendar

Top 10 Finalists

Once the Harlequin editors have read and evaluated the full Top 25 manuscripts, they will narrow the field to the Top 10 manuscripts. Those ten manuscripts will be posted for voting and comment on November 3.

Public Voting: November 3 – 10

Yes, that’s you! Read the Top 10 complete manuscripts here, post comments and vote for your favorite story. Visit with our talented Harlequin Author & Editor Mentors who have teamed up with each of the finalists to post their thoughts and champion each finalist.

Grand Prize Winner Date: November 13

We’ll announce the name of the winner of the Ultimate Author’s Publishing Prize!

The winner will be offered a two-book Harlequin series contract with the first book to be published digitally on or around Valentine’s Day 2015—print edition to follow. The winner will also celebrate success in style with a complimentary champagne dinner for two ($150 USD value).

There’s more! Support for the book launch and promotion plans will be provided by the services of an in-house Harlequin publicist for up to sixty days along with social media training and tips. The winning writer will meet—via Skype or phone–the Series Creative team (Editorial, Marketing & Art) charged with launching the debut book! Finally the winner will be working with a topnotch Harlequin editor on current and future books along with all-important career planning. The winner will also be featured on both Harlequin.com and on the Harlequin Blog.

The Last Word

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