Category: Writing Opportunities

Harlequin Blaze Wants You!

Interested in writing for Harlequin Blaze? Then let Assistant Editor Dana Hopkins introduce an awesome new opportunity to get noticed! You might imagine being an assistant editor at Harlequin is a pretty sweet job. And you’d be right. I spend a lot of my days curled up reading romance, or writing about romance, or talking about…

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Challenge results are in!

Thank you to all the authors who participated in the synopsis challenge! Our editors were impressed with the quality of the entries. With a range of settings and unique story ideas featuring ballerinas, sheikhs, cowboys and librarians, you crafted your synopses with succinctness and style! From dozens of submissions we randomly selected six to critique.…

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Wednesday’s Challenge: The Synopsis

Are you up for today's challenge? No one really likes to read or write a synopsis, but it is a useful tool for editors. We refer back to them throughout the publishing process: when writing memos to recommend the stories to senior editors, when filling out the cover art forms, and when writing the back…

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Challenge results are in!

From Maui to an English estate, killers to beauty queens, this year’s SYTYCW authors enthusiastically captured our attention on the very first page. Unique voices, unusual settings, and a range of genres —our authors had it all. With so many intriguing entries, we couldn’t bear to limit our random selection to six— so we included…

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Monday’s Challenge: The First Page

Are you up for the challenge? The key is getting started and sharing your story. First things first: a great opening line leading into a captivating opening page. How will you get the editor to take notice, put down her coffee and clear her appointments for the rest of the day? What are your characters…

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Harlequin First Page Feedback!

Thanks to the feedback we’ve gotten for here and for SoYouThinkYouCanWrite, we’re going to do a series of “First Page” critiques/feedback on this site. We’re accepting submissions until Friday, June 13th, then closing until we’re able to work through the projects sent in. Please go to SOLD! Blog Feedback to submit your 500 word opening! Depending…

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Talking About SoYouThinkYouCanWrite for 2014!

My how time flies! We’ve just had our second brainstorming meeting for the So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. It’s great to see our editorial, social media, web development, PR and of course Community teams rally around this exciting program. 🙂 We’ve had nearly a dozen sales from last year’s SYTYCW contest, and…

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Results of the First Page Challenge

You’ll find here our random editor critiques of your first pages. We enjoyed reading these openings and hope you’ll keep going on your writing journeys. If you entry wasn’t critiqued here (we are only so many editors), stay tuned for other opportunities with our SYTYCW contest. Thank you for submitting all your fabulous first pages!…

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Wednesday’s Challenge: The First Page

Are you up for the challenge? You know you have a great story waiting to bust out. The key is getting started. First things first: a great opening line leading into a captivating opening page. How will you get the editor to take notice, put down her coffee and clear her appointments for the rest…

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