Category: Writing Opportunities

It’s a Stop The Wedding #WritingChallenge!

Hi everyone, This weekend, we’d love you to stop our fictional wedding with your best one-liner ever! We’ve written you a short intro below, and would love to see where you take it next! Susanna’s nerves were thrumming, sending the blood pounding through her veins and keeping her acutely aware that on this, the biggest…

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Historical Heroes: Take the Quiz!

Today is the last day of our #HistoricalBlitz, and we hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have! We can’t wait to get reading! Now you’ve done the hard work and sent your submission into us, we thought you deserved a bit of a treat, and a fun quiz to help brighten up your…

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SYTYCW Announcement

After five fantastic years of Harlequin’s SYTYCW bootcamp and contest, we know full well how much aspiring authors love an opportunity to submit their work directly to a Harlequin editor with a guaranteed turnaround time. So, for 2016 we have decided to take a different approach! Regular followers of the SYTYCW blog will have noticed…

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A Historical #WritingChallenge!

Hi everyone, This week we are bringing you a Harlequin Historical Romance writing challenge! Sometimes characters’ actions in the present, just wouldn’t have been acceptable in the past! So your #writingchallenge this week is to: Motivate your rakish hero’s decision to take a virgin debutante to bed, whilst keeping him both alpha and sympathetic! We’re all…

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#HistoricalBlitz Top Tips!

The Harlequin Historical team is always looking for new and exciting voices which really capture passionate stories from the past. The #HistoricalBlitz is your chance to become our next new Harlequin Historical author! Submit your first chapter and pitch from the 16th May until the 31st of May and receive feedback on your submission by…

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Announcing the Harlequin #HistoricalBlitz!

Do you love historical romances which sweep you away to another time and place? Does your heart race at the thought of a wicked rake, a rugged cowboy, a protective Highlander or a sexy warrior? Have you always imagined yourself as a willful debutante, an innocent governess, a sword-wielding Samurai or a demure lady of…

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Here’s your weekend #WritingChallenge!

Hello everyone, As you know, passion and chemistry is central to a good romance, and this weekend our #writingchallenge for you is… Tell us about the moment your character realizes that their one-night stand is their new boss! How do they get past that?! Looking forward to having a read of your wonderful responses! The SYTYCW Editors x

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Here’s your Weekend #WritingChallenge!

Hi everyone, For your weekend #writingchallenge this week, we want to see that most important scene of all – the ‘I love you’ moment! Give us your best, most unique declaration of love ever! We can’t wait to read your answers! The SYTYCW Editors x

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Heartwarming Blitz: The Authors Have Their Say

  It’s full-speed ahead with the Heartwarming Blitz, but we thought we’d take a moment to check in with our authors and get their unique take on the clean, contemporary series! Carol Ross @_CarolRoss  “Heartfelt, heart stirring, hearts breaking but always mending – that’s Heartwarming. With the emphasis on feelings and emotion, Heartwarming takes the…

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How do you raise the stakes in romance?

Looking to raise the stakes in your romance? Get advice from Victoria Curran @victoriacurran2, Senior Editor for Harlequin Heartwarming and Harlequin Superromance!   I think it’s pretty clear that readers are divided on the strength of the writing in Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James. But I get why it became one of the…

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