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The Harlequin Romance Blitz opens TODAY!

  Submit your contemporary Harlequin Romance submission between NOW and February 14th. Get a response, including editorial feedback, by February 21st! We’re looking for a cover letter that introduces you and your book and includes any previous publishing credits, first chapter and complete synopsis only – no need to have the full manuscript written! If we love…

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#WritingChallenge: The First Kiss

The Harlequin Romance Blitz opens next week! If you haven’t been reading Harlequin Romance, author Therese Beharrie can tell you why you should be. Near the top of her list of reasons is the setting. In her words, “A first kiss is so much more romantic when it’s on the hero’s yacht on the Amalfi…

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Harlequin Romance: What We’re Looking For

  What is the Harlequin Romance Blitz? Harlequin Romance is always seeking new authors to write for our line. We’re committed to finding and growing talent…and the Harlequin Romance Blitz is your chance to become one of our authors! Send us your contemporary Romance submission between February 1st and Valentine’s Day, and you’ll get a…

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Write for Harlequin Romance!

Could you be our next Harlequin Romance author? Harlequin Romance is always looking for new authors! We’re committed to finding and nurturing brilliant, contemporary new voices—and now is your chance to be one of them! We’re hosting a Harlequin Romance Blitz, a big opportunity for your Harlequin Romance submission to get fast-tracked. Submit your contemporary…

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A Quick Review on Writing a Great First Chapter

Can you guess the opening lines of these great novels? “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” “Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm…” “New Year’s Resolutions           I Will Not…” There’s no better way to stand out from the…

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#WritingChallenge: Snowed In!

Happy January! The month that introduces you to fun terms like polar vortex, thundersnow, bombogenesis and  bomb cyclone. So how about embracing the cold (in your imagination, anyway) and writing a romantic winter forced-proximity scene? Your heroine has booked a flight from Boston to Hawaii for an important pitch with a new client. Your hero,…

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My Editor Crush: Taika Waititi

By Kathleen Scheibling, Executive Editor I have a crush on this man. His name is Taika Waititi and he’s from New Zealand. I’ve always wanted to go to New Zealand because it looks beautiful. Taika is also beautiful. He also has qualities I admire in a man – primarily a sense of humour that showcases…

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Happy Holidays from the So You Think You Can Write team!

We can’t believe we’ve come to the end of another year at So You Think You Can Write! You’ve met new Harlequin authors, tested your skills and imagination, read tips on submitting and writing for Harlequin, asked questions, and shared your thoughts and advice for other writers. Through it all, your dedication to pursuing your…

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Top Five Holiday Romance Movies

By: Katie and Deirdre The holiday season is in full swing and we at SYTYCW couldn’t be more pleased. December brings with it the chance to trim Christmas trees, listen to well-loved carols, bake sugar cookies and hunker down with hot chocolate (or mulled wine, if you’re our kinda gal!). But most importantly, this time…

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#WritingChallenge: Rivals under the mistletoe

By: Katie Gowrie This week on SYTYCW we talked about writer’s block. As the holiday festivities ramp up, it can be hard to maintain focus on your writing. It’s easy to get distracted, or just plain stuck. Maybe a particular scene has come to a standstill and you can’t find your way forward. Or perhaps revising your story through the…

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