Category: Writing Opportunities

Author Challenge: Submit your first page!

Read on, and don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #sytycw. Are you up for the challenge? From a great opening line to an intriguing character, snappy dialogue to an enticing setting, how will you get the editor to take notice, put down her coffee and clear her appointments for…

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Time for another #WritingChallenge!

We’re still laughing about the funny and fabulous entries to our last #WritingChallenge – brilliant! Now, a #WritingChallenge for all you authors who love to write a feisty heroine… Your heroine has just discovered her boyfriend’s a cheat – what happens next? Give her free rein but do remember – any swear words will mean…

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Let’s write a #TeamLoveStory!

We’ve so loved seeing your answers to the #WritingChalleges – what a fab array of exciting and imaginative authors you are! So, we couldn’t help but wonder what might happen if we pooled all of that talent to come up with one whole romance… And so the idea for #TeamLoveStory was born. We’re going to provide…

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It’s #WritingChallenge time!

We hope you’ve all been enjoying entering our #WritingChallenges as much as we’ve been enjoying reading them – we’ve been so impressed with the quality (and quantity!) of the responses! So, after a couple of challenges that have focused on the darker moments in your potential story, we thought it was high time to have…

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We’ve got a #WritingChallenge for you!

We were blown away by the incredible response to our first #WritingChallenge – the imagination and variety of the motivations people put forward was breath-taking! It was so exciting to see that we’ve been counting down the days until this next challenge. And we’ve come up with a classic for you, if we do say so…

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We’ve got a #WritingChallenge for you!

Offering writing advice is one thing, but everyone knows that putting it into practice is a whole different ballgame. So, we are so excited to introduce our new #WritingChallenge feature on SOLD! Creating convincing, interesting and powerful emotional motivations is the key to writing a successful romance. We know a lot of you will currently…

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#BlazeBlitz – The Final Countdown!

Maybe you’ve heard…there’s a BIG opportunity for sexy contemporary romance writers right now! Harlequin Blaze is actively seeking the newest, freshest, funniest, sexiest voices in contemporary romantic fiction. So we’re holding a submissions blitz! Send us your synopsis and first chapter during the #BlazeBlitz, and receive editorial feedback and a quick turnaround time. BUT! There’s…

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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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