Category: Harlequin Authors

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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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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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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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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