Category: romance publishing

Top Tips for Writing a Harlequin Historical Romance

Are you keen to pen a Harlequin Historical romance? Whether you’re writing dashing dukes, brooding Earls, or dark medieval warriors, here are some key tips from the editors… Ensure what you’re writing is historically accurate And grounded in research, so that readers can be swept along in the beautiful historical world you’ve created! We love…

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Harlequin Presents Blitz: The Final Countdown

It’s almost time! We only have ONE day to go until the Harlequin Presents Blitz is open for submissions! We’ll be accepting your submissions from May 15th – June 2nd, so don’t delay – get writing! But, if you’re still struggling to get started, here’s the Harlequin Presents team’s guide to… How to Make Your…

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Interview with Brenda Harlen!

We are delighted to welcome author Brenda Harlen to the SYTYCW blog and congratulate her on writing 50 books for Harlequin! Read on for some enlightening Q&A… Sixteen years ago, your first book was published by Harlequin. This month, you’ve just hit your 50-book milestone with Double Duty for the Cowboy! Can you tell us…

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Advice from the Archives: Line Editing with Carly Silver

Today, we bring you a post from our Archives as we continue our Inside Harlequin series. Harlequin editor Carly Silver offers a breakdown on what happens at the line editing stage of a book. By this point, the book has had a substantive edit, to work out the big-picture kinks with characterization and plot development.…

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Advice from the Archives: From Concept to Cover

As we continue with Inside Harlequin, today we bring you an updated post from our archives. Dana Grimaldi, associate editor for Harlequin Dare and Heartwarming, outlines the process of creating a cover, which starts with the combined brainstorming efforts of our authors and the art, marketing and editorial departments! A good cover does two things:…

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Inside Harlequin: Art with Louise McGrory!

  Today on Inside Harlequin, we’re excited to give you the inside scoop on all things art, as we chat with Louise McGrory, Creative Director for Mills & Boon and HQ in our UK office.       What does a typical day look like for you? No two days are the same with my…

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Inside Harlequin: Publicity with Lia Ferrone!

We are back with another post in our Inside Harlequin series—this time with Lia Ferrone, who is a Publicity Assistant for our Harlequin trade imprints MIRA Books, Park Row Books and Harlequin TEEN. What does a typical day look like, and what are the overall duties of your job? I’m the assistant for both the…

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Inside Harlequin: Marketing with Andrea Seto!

In today’s Inside Harlequin post, we chat with marketing extraordinaire Andrea Seto, one of our colleagues at Harlequin. Read on to find out more about what she does in the marketing department while working on series romance! What does a typical day look like/What are the overall duties of your job? I work in the…

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Inside Harlequin: Managing Editorial

We are thrilled to be able to bring you some insights into the life of a Managing Editorial Coordinator, courtesy of Nicole Rokicki, in the second post of our Inside Harlequin series! What are the overall duties of your job? The overall duties of my job include keeping track of all the deadlines for the…

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Inside Harlequin: Editorial with Nicola Caws!

  Today on the blog we launch our Inside Harlequin series! We talk with Nic Caws, Associate Editor at Harlequin, about what a day in the life of an editor entails, what she looks for when acquiring a book, and what upcoming titles she’s particularly looking forward to! What does a typical day look like…

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