Category: Writing Opportunities

The #MedicalBlitz: A Round-up

It’s been just over two weeks since the last #MedicalBlitz submission received a response from the Medical Romance team and we’re still buzzing about all the exciting worlds we were transported to, the gorgeous docs we met and the electric chemistry we saw between your heroes and heroines! The #MedicalBlitz saw everything from vets to flying docs to…

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Here’s your weekend #WritingChallenge!

Beginnings are crucial, and your opening sentence should grab the reader’s attention, making them want to read on. So this weekend, we challenge you to… Give us your best opening sentence! We will be selecting our top three on Monday so be sure to get yours in on time! The SYTYCW Editors x    

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Psychological Thriller Submission Call!

Calling all aspiring grip-lit writers! Do you love writing psychological thrillers? Could you write the next Gone Girl, or The Girl on the Train? Do you want to write for Harlequin? Then this is your chance! We’re looking for authors with a penchant for unreliable narrators, emotionally twisted characters and dark family secrets, to contribute to…

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Conflicts: Be Mean to Your Characters—and Interesting to Your Readers

by Elizabeth Mazer, Associate Editor   The Love Inspired Historical team is ready to find new authors—could you be one of them? Find out by joining in our latest pitch contest: Manuscript Matchmakers! We’d love to have you join our terrific group of authors, and we’re excited to see your sweet, inspirational historical romance. We…

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Here’s your weekend #WritingChallenge!

This week, our #WritingChallenge is inspired by 2016’s Leap Year! Leap Day is famously the day when women propose instead of men, so to celebrate we’re asking you to put your own twist on the tradition… We want to see your heroine make the first move! Does she ask your hero for a date, a round-the-world…

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Hooks: How to Grab Your Readers

by Elizabeth Mazer, Associate Editor   The Love Inspired Historical team is excited to invite you to participate in our newest contest: the Manuscript Matchmakers pitch! This is a fantastic opportunity to sell your heartfelt, faith-based historical romance. To help you along the way, we’ll be offering advice and feedback for each contest stage, but…

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Desire Special Call: The Final Checklist

As we leave you to your brainstorming for our Desire submissions call, here’s one last thing: a checklist to comb over before you submit your proposal! Final Submission Checklist: Query Letter: Does it explain what the story is about? Will the editor understand what your story is about based on your query? Does it include relevant writing…

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Desire Special Call: What We Do (and Don’t) Want

Hello again, dear writers! Yesterday we shared our special call for submissions. We’re looking for Desire writers to submit a proposal by March 31st, and we’ll give personalized feedback (and hopefully many, many requests!) by April 31st. Manuscripts do not need to be complete when submitting, but we hope to see fulls three months after…

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Call For Submissions: Harlequin Desire!

We’re Desiring Some Specific Submissions!   “What are you looking for?” It’s a question we hear all the time from agents, from writers, and even from our own authors. And we often give the same answer because it’s true. We want fresh, young, contemporary voices. We want manuscripts that are not only driven by classic…

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A very Valentine’s #WritingChallenge!

The #WritingChallenge is back with a bang for the most romantic holiday of the year – Valentine’s Day! This one is short and sweet – you can make it funny, sexy, romantic, dramatic, and from any part of your hero and heroine’s relationship you like… Just as long as it’s Valentine’s Day-tastic! Give us your best Valentine’s…

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