Exclusive: Our 2013 SYTYCW Contest Winner—and THE CALL from Harlequin!

Every author dreams about getting THE CALL from an editor. Listen in as Harlequin Associate Editor Megan Haslam calls Tanya Wright to offer her a two-book contract with Harlequin KISS! Tanya’s winning story, If Only, is on sale July 2014

Would you love to get such a call from Harlequin?

Watch this space for news on the 2014 So You Think You Can Write contest.

Meanwhile pick up a copy of Tanya’s book today:

More SYTYCW Authors Contracted!

Andie Brock won second prize in the contest and was offered a contract with Harlequin Presents. Look for The Last Heir of Monterrato on sale in January 2015.

Now writing under the name of Elisabeth Hobbes, DeeDee Elle won third prize and a book contract. Her Harlequin Historical title, Falling for Her Captor, is on sale October 2014.

Click here to find updates on more contracted authors

SYTYCW & Wattpad Bonus Writing Contest!

New Adult Romance Series Contest: Congratulations to the six winners who were published by Harlequin E in boxed sets in May 2014: http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=52485

Jo Watson, Burning Moon

Amber Lindley, Girls Guide to Getting It Together

Sarah White, Rookie in Love

And in June 2014: http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=52851

Avril Tremayne, The Contract

Claire Chilton, Hustle

Melinda Di Lorenzo, Bad Reputation

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One last note of encouragement… Many other writers who entered our contests have been contacted by the Harlequin editors—and asked to either revise or submit a full manuscript. We hope to acquire more new authors soon!

What else can a writer do? Check out the SOLD! blog for the latest scoop on what editors look for in a great story.

Each week we feature new posts about our seventeen plus series. We focus on what books and authors are being contracted and what else editors want to acquire. Other posts give peeks at the likes, peeves and personalities of our editors, or some of their favorite writing tips. We’ll also feature a few of our debut and favorite authors who will inspire you with their stories about the road to publication. And we often have feedback about specific projects that will give some insight into an editor’s thoughts and how to best present your story.

Finally…visit the Contest Calendar! Watch for news on other smaller pop-up contests offered by Harlequin all year long plus key dates for the SYTYCW 2014 online conference and writing contest.

Happy reading—and writing—and see you throughout the year!

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