In Case You Missed It!

If you missed our pre-SYTYCW Twitter events, you can read the transcripts on these links: Romance Troubleshooting Fine Tuning Your Submission SYTYCW Q&A

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Focus on debut Harlequin Romantic Suspense author Mel Sterling

Mel Sterling finaled in the 2012 So You Think You Can Write Contest. Now she’s a debut Harlequin author. So how did she get to this point…? People sometimes ask me, “Where do you get your ideas?” These days, I can answer truthfully, “At the convenience store.”  My Harlequin Romantic Suspense book (due out in May of…

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Elizabeth Mazer – Writing a Cover Letter…

Elizabeth Mazer originally wrote this for the Harlequin Blog, but it is still great advice for a new writer.  A little while back, I wrote a blog post on how to make a great impression on an editor or agent before s/he opens the envelope on your submission. (If you missed it the first time…

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Insight into Marie Ferrarella – Author Extraordinare!

  Marie Ferrarella sold her first book to Harlequin in 1983 and hasn’t looked back! Her 250th title for us will be published next year. Her energy and spirit is unrivaled, of course, but we wanted to know if there was another secret behind her creative mind.     According to the legend in my…

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Focus on Love Inspired Suspense…

Love Inspired Suspense is a strong and growing line. As they are expanding to six books a month next year, they are definitely looking for new authors to acquire and have done a number of marvelous initiatives to make sure writers know the stories they are looking for. Elizabeth Mazer, associate editor for the line,…

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Harlequin Author Network — An Insider’s Scoop!

Though we’re focusing on how to make that first (and next!) sale here, we also thought we’d highlight some of the benefits of being a Harlequin Author! Our new program, the Harlequin Author Network, is an online portal that offers a lot of information for our authors. It covers news, bestsellers, sales info, Q&As and…

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Friday’s Acquisition Round-up for Harlequin Series in July 2013

So in July 2013, the Harlequin series group made 92 acquisitions over 19 lines. Of course, our fabulous Marie Ferrarella was responsible for almost 15% of that! Yep, we went to contract for thirteen titles for the next year and a half (3 American Romance titles, 5 Romantic Suspense titles, 5 Special Edition titles). Marie…

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Focus on Harlequin Heartwarming….

Harlequin Heartwarming is our newest series–but the stories are already becoming favorites for readers! Victoria Curran, senior editor for Heartwarming, is looking for new authors and is happy to give a few tips… At Harlequin Heartwarming we’re eager to acquire world rights for “clean” romances of 70,000 to 75,000 words where the attraction is far more…

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And We’re Off!

Welcome to our first week of Harlequin’s new SOLD! blog! As we’re ramping up for our So You Think You Can Write contest (officially starting September 17th) and continuing to get enthusiastic, fantastic support for authors through our Harlequin Community site, we thought we’d give a peek of what an editor really wants! As you…

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Welcome to SOLD!

by Loriana Sacilotto, Executive Vice President, Global Editorial Welcome to SOLD! Harlequin’s new Acquisitions blog is the place for aspiring and existing writers to discover just how to become a Harlequin author. We’re always looking for great new writers. Last year, our So You Think You Can Write contest led to 20% of the finalists…

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