A Selling Query Letter from Andrea Laurence

Associate Editor Shana Asaro (formerly Shana Smith) knows how to spot talent! For today’s SOLD! blog, she’s sharing a query letter from Harlequin Desire author  Andrea Laurence that caught her attention. Here’s the story how this editor/author pair went from a not-quite-right potential project to having contracted more than seventeen titles in under two years!…

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Love Inspired Tip Sheet

This tip sheet was given out a recent conference. But we think everyone should get the benefits of knowing what–and who!–Love Inspired is all about! Love Inspired Books     What we publish: Love Inspired publishes 6 inspirational contemporary romance books a month. 55-60K words. Love Inspired Suspense publishes 4 inspirational romantic suspense books a…

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A Non-Editor on the Harlequin E Acquisition Team

We’ve got a couple of cross-function teams in the Harlequin office, and it’s great to get some fresh views, different perspectives and just plain learn about other areas of the office! Here’s some insight from one participant…   Only at Harlequin could someone who loves to read, but works on a daily basis crunching numbers…

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How Do We Find Those New Harlequin Authors?

Kathryn Cheshire (@CheshireKat3), Editorial Assistant on the Harlequin Historical team tells us about the latest acquisition for the Harlequin Historical Undone! line… Harper St. George’s manuscript came to my desk in May, as an unsolicited submission for the Harlequin Historical Undone! line. It immediately caught my eye as the opening is incredibly unique, descriptive and…

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Fine Tuning Your Submissions Recap

This Twitter chat was done in August by Stacy Boyd, Susan Litman and Allison Lyons to lead in to So You Think You Can Write. The full recap can be found on the Harlequin Community Forums, but we chose a few appropriate snippets to encourage those polishing their manuscripts and chapters for the SYTYCW contest!…

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How to Impress an Editor by Patience Bloom

Patience Bloom, Senior Editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, has her own blog on writing–RomanceIsMyDayJob.wordpress.com.  She’s volunteered (was coaxed!) to let us repurpose some of those posts here! This one seemed like the perfect introduction….   How to Impress an Editor… I was thinking a lot this week about what pleases me as an editor free coffee,…

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Editor Turn Ons – SYTYCW 2013

During the So You Think You Can Write week, Stacy Boyd (@Stacy_Boyd), Senior Editor for Harlequin Desire, Emily Rodmell (@EmilyRodmell), Editor for Love Inspired and Allison Carroll (@AllisonPCarroll), Editorial Assistant for Desire and Romantic Suspense told us how to win them over in a Twitter chat! Their fingers were flying fast and furious and the…

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SYTYCW: What’s Next

By Harlequin Senior Executive Editor Birgit Davis-Todd Did you attend our five day online conference? We hope you enjoyed the blogs, podcasts, live chats, writing challenges and Twitter events, which can be revisited in the archives. You had a chance to meet and network with the editors from all three acquiring offices—New York, Toronto and…

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SOLD! The Winner’s Circle

By Mary-Theresa Hussey  Although our So You Think You Can Write Contest lasts for just a few weeks (but intense, busy weeks for all!), Harlequin acquires books all year round. We’re always looking for new authors, new projects and building and continuing relationships with authors and readers. Though you can always return to the So…

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Is Your Story Submission-Ready?

Join Allison Carroll and Claire Caldwell in an informative live chat where you will get the best tips on formatting, how to present your work and finesse your cover letter. Don’t miss this chance to get your work in perfect shape–at 1pm EST. Click HERE to join the chat: http://community.harlequin.com/123flashchat/client/ Please note:  Click on Guest access,…

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