Introducing the Harlequin Romance Christmas Challenge!

It’s the most magical time of the year . . . to get writing!

All the Harlequin Romance editors want for Christmas is to see your seasonal submissions! We’re looking for feel-good, festive and couple-focused romances that also deliver on the glamorous, upmarket promise of Harlequin Romance. From first chapters to full manuscripts, please send your mistletoe-tastic submissions to the Harlequin Romance series by Wednesday December 24 Christmas Eve for feedback by January 15th, 2015!

Please submit via, and enter your submission in the “Harlequin Romance Christmas Challenge” category.

So, embrace the festive spirit, take our Christmas Challenge and make the Harlequin Romance editors’ Christmas wishes come true!

Exclusive: Our 2014 SYTYCW Contest Winner—and
THE CALL from Harlequin!

Every author dreams about getting THE CALL from an editor. Listen in as Harlequin editor Carly Byrne calls

Amanda Cinelli
2014 So You Think You Can Write winner

author of Resisting the Sicilian Playboy, to let her know she is the grand prize winner of the Ultimate Author’s Publishing Prize!

Amanda will receive a two-book contract with Harlequin Presents—along with a basket of goodies including a celebratory champagne dinner for two!

Would you love to get such a call from Harlequin?

Watch this space for news on the 2015 So You Think You Can Write online conference and contest. Start working on your story today!

One last note of encouragement…

The editors flagged many other contest entries for follow-up and will be in touch shortly with those writers to offer feedback or request revisions.

In the meantime, review our guidelines at, read what we publish and target the series that’s right for you. Going forward you can always submit a manuscript to the editors by reviewing the submission policies on the guideline pages.

Check out all the archived posts, live chats, blogs and more on There’s tons of solid advice for writers. Visit and listen to podcasts from our editors and established authors, or join our Harlequin Community Boards to keep in touch with your fellow writers, our authors and our editors.

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