Category: Archive

Getting the Call: Meet Joanna Johnson!

This week we’re excited to introduce our new author for Harlequin Historical, Joanna Johnson! Read below to learn about her path to “Getting the Call” from Harlequin… When I saw Julia Williams’ name ping into my inbox last September, I immediately thought it must be the final rejection I’d been waiting for. We’d been talking…

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Harlequin’s Creator Fund Deadline for Submissions Two Weeks Away!

The submission deadline for the Harlequin Creator Fund closes on March 23, 2019! Since the Creator Fund launch on January 23, more than 130 entries have been submitted across film/television and fiction. The panel of judges for tv/film includes Entertainment One’s Isabel Gomez-Moriana, Director, Scripted Development, Television, Canada and Chris Bell, Vice President, Scripted Development,…

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Writing Challenge: A Medical Conflict

Are you thinking of submitting to the Harlequin Medical Romance Blitz? Has our Monday post from the Love Inspired team got you thinking about romantic conflict in your plot? This week’s writing challenge combines both! Dr. Hallie Bloom is new to Elizabeth Blackwell Medical Center. The pressure’s on to prove her worth and pay off…

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Could you be our next Harlequin Medical Romance author?

Harlequin Medical Romance are 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 Medical Romance Blitz, a big opportunity for your Harlequin Medical Romance submission to get fast-tracked. Submit your contemporary Harlequin Medical Romance submission between March…

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The Great Love Inspired Author Search— Building Conflict

The Love Inspired team is ready to find new authors—could you be one of them? Find out by joining in our latest pitch contest: The Great Love Inspired Author Search! We’d love to have you join our terrific group of authors, and we’re excited to see your contemporary inspirational romance or romantic suspense stories. We…

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The Great Love Inspired Author Search— What We’re Looking for in Your Story

The Love Inspired editors are excited to invite you to participate in our newest pitch opportunity: The Great Love Inspired Author Search!  While the Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense lines each offer our readers a distinct promise, their objective is the same. We’re looking for compelling stories with engaging characters, a sustained conflict and…

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Getting the Call: Meet Taryn Belle!

This week we’re excited to introduce our newest author for Harlequin DARE, Taryn Belle! Read below to learn about her path to “Getting the Call” from Harlequin… My path to Getting The Call was an overnight success story…that was two-and-a-half years in the making! My career as an author began in 2014 with the publication…

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Advice from the Archives: Keep It Fresh!

by Johanna Raisanen, Editor (from a 2014 post on this blog) So you’ve written a secret-baby story and you’re debating submitting to us. Well, you should! But perhaps you’ve been told that secret-baby stories are so cliché! I recently read an article about “the worst romance-novel clichés,” where the author lists a lot of tropes…

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