Category: submission call

What Makes a Great Canadian Hero?

by Kris Fletcher There are just a few more weeks left to enter our Ooooh . . . Canada! Blitz. Today Harlequin Superromance author Kris Fletcher talks about what makes a Great Canadian Hero, well, great! The Ooooh…Canada! submission blitz has had a special place in my heart from the first I heard of it.…

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Romance Writers! Give us your Great Canadian Heroes and Skip the Slush Pile!

  Toronto, Canada Senior Executive Editor Birgit Davis-Todd is thrilled to announce Harlequin’s newest Submission Blitz! July 1 is Canada Day—a time to celebrate our pride and history across this huge diverse nation north of the 49th Parallel.  Canada Day is all about barbecues, music, fireworks and getting together with family and friends. For readers…

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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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#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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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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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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Desire Special Call: The Final Checklist

As we leave you to your brainstorming for our Desire submissions call, here’s one last thing: a checklist to comb over before you submit your proposal! Final Submission Checklist: Query Letter: Does it explain what the story is about? Will the editor understand what your story is about based on your query? Does it include relevant writing…

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Desire Special Call: What We Do (and Don’t) Want

Hello again, dear writers! Yesterday we shared our special call for submissions. We’re looking for Desire writers to submit a proposal by March 31st, and we’ll give personalized feedback (and hopefully many, many requests!) by April 31st. Manuscripts do not need to be complete when submitting, but we hope to see fulls three months after…

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Call For Submissions: Harlequin Desire!

We’re Desiring Some Specific Submissions!   “What are you looking for?” It’s a question we hear all the time from agents, from writers, and even from our own authors. And we often give the same answer because it’s true. We want fresh, young, contemporary voices. We want manuscripts that are not only driven by classic…

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