Category: Writing Opportunities

#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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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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