The Next Big Thing in Romance Could Be You!

By Harlequin Senior Executive Editor Birgit Davis-Todd Welcome to So You Think You Can Write! Harlequin and Mills & Boon are searching globally to find new authors for all our series. Always wanted to write a romance novel? Be sure to enter our Writing Contest. One lucky winner will be offered a book publishing contract…

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So How Does Harlequin Find New Authors?

We’ve asked a couple of editors to give the inside scoop about how they found their recent new/new to Harlequin acquisitions. Contests, conferences, agents and straight out submissions are all great ways. But it seems the best way to get an editor’s interest is to be open to revisions!  Allison Lyons (@Allison_Lyons), Editor for Harlequin…

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Focus on Harlequin Desire…

Harlequin Desire is one of our oldest and most widely read lines. Readers around the world devour these short, snappy stories–and we love reading them ourselves! So what makes a true Desire? Glad you asked… Senior editor Stacy Boyd, editor Charles Griemsman and editorial assistant Allison Carroll weigh in on what makes a story Desire-able….…

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Focus on Laurie Johnson

Laurie Johnson works on Medical Romances, but her degree in Imaginative Writing (I’m guessing that’s “Creative Writing” in England!) certainly helps out! Laurie was interviewed on the Harlequin Community Forums a few weeks ago, and here’s what we learned…. What most distinguishes your series from the other lines (especially lines that may be similar to yours)?…

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Focus on Sheila Hodgson & Medicals!

Sheila Hodgson, Senior Editor for Harlequin’s Medical Romances, has probably read the equivalent of five years of medical school! I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s always asked to diagnose matters of the heart as well…. 🙂 This post originally appeared in the Harlequin Community Forums. What most distinguishes Medical Romance from the other lines (especially…

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August 2013 Harlequin Series Acquistion Roundup

It’s that time of the month again–we’re going to see what’s been Sold! in the past few weeks! August  was a month full of vacations, but our Harlequin editors were still busy enough to acquire 108 titles for twenty Harlequin series! Heartsong Presents was this month’s busiest line—18 titles by ten different authors. Acquisitions Editor…

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Focus on Harlequin Medical Romance

Harlequin Medical Romance is a fabulous series offering a little bit of something different, something special! Always on the lookout for new authors, Medical Romance has been running exciting initiatives to attract fresh voices, including a recent Rapid Response fast track that gave potential authors feedback in just two weeks! Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant, Laurie Johnson,…

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Harlequin Editors give Writing Tips via Twitter….

Here are just three of the Twitter Writing tips from the Harlequin editors that showed up in the past week. Keeping it short and punchy–just as the books should be! Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmell: If a scene doesn’t move the plot forward, cut it. Your readers (and editors) will thank you. Stacy Boyd @Stacy_Boyd: Writers, if…

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The Query Counselor–Dana Hopkins

A few weeks ago Dana Hopkins, an editorial assistant in Harlequin’s Toronto office, did a Q&A on the Harlequin Forums. Here’s a link to the full post: Camp Gonnabe: A Visit to the Query Counselor aka Dana Hopkins but we’re going to put a few highlights here… Dana says: One of the biggest issues I…

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Focus on Harlequin Shivers

We’re really excited about the Harlequin Shivers digital program–there are some fantastic stories coming in, and we want you to write for Harlequin Shivers! Denise Zaza, Senior Editor for Intrigue, did a post on the Harlequin Paranormal blog that we’re highlighting here! This has been a long time coming.  The concept for the new Harlequin…

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