Category: Writing Opportunities

A Heartwarming #WritingChallenge!

Hi everyone, At Heartwarming, we’re always on the lookout for stories with high stakes, where the characters must risk giving up what they want most in order to love each other. The strongest books weave together both internal and external conflicts to ramp up the action, emotion and romantic tension. This weekend’s challenge is: Show…

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#HWBlitz: Editor Wish List

And the survey says… I surveyed some of the editors who acquire for the Heartwarming series and asked them the key questions.  What are they looking for?  What have they seen too much of? Here’s what they told me: Claire Caldwell @cpmcaldwell “I’d love to see more diversity in Heartwarming, especially characters with diverse ethnic/cultural/racial…

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Announcing the Harlequin Heartwarming Blitz!

We Want Your Book! Do you have a clean, emotionally satisfying contemporary romance that celebrates community, family connections and true love?  If so—we would love to see it!  We publish romance novels that are 70,000 words, but do not have sex scenes.  Romantic sparks—yes.  Chemistry and attraction—a must!  We also ask our authors to deliver…

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Here’s your weekend #WritingChallenge!

Hi everyone, One of the most precious moments in a romance is when the hero and heroine first meet! But what happens when it’s two total strangers who are destined to marry? See below for your weekend #writingchallenge… Your hero and heroine are about to get married, but they are total strangers! Give us their first meet! We can’t…

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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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