The Great Love Inspired Author Search

The Love Inspired editors are thrilled to announce our newest pitch opportunity, The Great Love Inspired Author Search. Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense are on the hunt for some fabulous new authors, and we want you! If you think you’ve got the chops to wow us with your inspirational contemporary romance or romantic suspense…

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Best Movie Dates and a Valentine’s Day Writing Challenge!

As it’s Valentine’s Day – and we of course love love – we’re doing a Valentine’s Day themed writing challenge! The challenge: In a 3-5 paragraph scene describe your hero and heroine’s dream Valentine’s Day date, and show us their sparks flying! To get you inspired, some of the Harlequin team have reflected on of…

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Getting the Call: Meet Deanne Anders!

We are so delighted to introduce Deanne Anders, new author for Harlequin Medical Romance. Join me in welcoming her to the Harlequin family! Here is her call story, in her own words… My story has been a journey which started with making the SYTYCW contest finals, starting with the slush pile, and then receiving the…

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Writing Challenge: Set Them Up

By Deirdre McCluskey, Administrative Coordinator, Harlequin Series My favourite romantic comedy of 2018, bar none, was the Netflix movie, Set It Up. It’s clever, funny, sweet and romantic, and the chemistry between leads Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell is absolutely wonderful. If you haven’t watched Set It Up (and even if you have), I urge…

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Top Three Reasons to Love a Snowbound Romance

By Katie Gowrie The SYTYCW team is in the thick of winter. February is a tough month, fraught with what feels like eternal cold and darkness. If you were in Toronto last week, you would’ve been slammed with a record-breaking snowfall and a harsh windchill. Now’s the time to hibernate with a romance—and while you’re…

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Interview with… Danica Favorite!

We are thrilled to have Danica Favorite with us today. She’s here to tell us about her new Love Inspired series and the experience of writing her first contemporary stories for Harlequin. Can you describe your writing process? My process has evolved a lot over time. Generally, it starts with the gem of an idea, and…

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Harlequin Refresh: What makes a manuscript stand out from the crowd?

We hope you enjoyed our month-long focus on author voice in romantic fiction and found it helpful! To round off the month, we asked our editors to let us know what makes a manuscript stand out from the crowd. What makes a romance submission unique and fresh? (And we included key tips from our guest…

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Harlequin REFRESH! Talking “voice” with RaeAnne Thayne

We are thrilled to have New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne with us today to discuss how she keeps her stories fresh. How do you ensure your writing stays fresh? It really all comes down to the characters, making sure their conflicts are genuine and their personalities are unique and multi-faceted. If a writer…

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Harlequin Refresh! Bringing Scenes to Life!

By Patience Bloom Once you’ve reached the end of your first (or twelfth) draft, you might think you’re ready to submit your fabulous romance novel. But are you? And how do you know if you’re really ready? One answer is that, on a gut level, you feel ready and that’s just how it is. Excellent!…

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#RomanceIncludesYou Supports Diversity and Inclusion

Harlequin/Mills & Boon is the home of romance and we want to read your love stories! We’re always looking for new authors across the 12 series for which we are acquiring, and we encourage all writers to submit to the series best suited to their unique voice and style. We believe #RomanceIncludesYou. We are actively…

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