Category: Archive

Announcing Two New Inspirational Limited Series!

Our goal at Harlequin is to publish books that women can get lost in, and we never would have gotten to where we are today, with our 70th anniversary in the rear view mirror, without first understanding what our readers want. Recently we’ve noticed a surge of interest in our Love Inspired lines, and in…

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The Short and Sweet on Writing a Synopsis

by Evan Yeong Let me get right to the point: if you want to submit a manuscript to Harlequin it has to be accompanied by a synopsis. This brief summary will help give the editors a better sense of your ability to craft a narrative, create and resolve tension, and pace out emotional beats. At…

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Getting the Call: Meet New Heartwarming Author Kit Hawthorne

This week we are excited to introduce our newest Harlequin Heartwarming author, Kit Hawthorne. Read on to learn about her journey to “Getting the Call” from Harlequin- The first call came around ten, during my morning writing session, from an unknown number with a 416 area code. Ontario, my phone said. I don’t know anyone…

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Writing Challenge: I Want to Get Away

by Evan Yeong All entertainment provides some form of escapism, but fans of romance know this far better than most. There’s nothing quite like curling up with a Harlequin paperback and forgetting the world, if only for a few moments. In times like these, that feels more necessary than it’s ever been. I read through…

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Answering Your Writing Challenge Questions!

by Evan Yeong I’ve been meaning to provide a little more insight surrounding the Writing Challenges that so many of you have gleefully elected to participate in, but felt like including my thoughts alongside a prompt would lessen their impact (or have them be overlooked altogether). That said, here are a few answers to questions…

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The Challenge of Writing Interracial Romance

by Evan Yeong Something you probably didn’t know about me is that I used to regularly run a blog largely focused on diversity in media. Imagine my delight, then, to discover that same emphasis here at Harlequin! It’s been an ongoing conversation within the SYTYCW team in particular, and one that gained renewed energy due…

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Harlequin Editors’ Inspiring Women

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Harlequin Editors are celebrating the women who have inspired them to dream big and work hard to achieve excellence.  From science to sports to the arts, these women stood out for their career accomplishments, their unique perspectives and the distinct voices they bring to their fields. Listed in…

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Celebrating Diversity in Romance (or Why #WeNeedDiverseRomance)

By Reese Ryan, author of Secret Heir Seduction In honor of Black History Month, author Reese Ryan shares her experience as a young reader and romance fan, a romance writer and why we need diversity in romance. This post previously appeared on the Harlequin Blog. I’ve always enjoyed experiencing and learning about other cultures. Mediterranean, Thai…

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What We’re Watching: Historical Edition!

Our team loves historical fiction, and we love to share what we’re watching with you! Here’s a round-up of some of the excellent historical content we’re into right now. Deirdre is watching…Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries I have been completely absorbed in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, a series set in Australia in the 1920s, now streaming…

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How a Harlequin Historical Author Would Have Ended Sanditon

I’d like to begin this post with a *SPOILER* warning. If you haven’t watched the final episode of Sanditon, read at your own risk. I’ll be honest. I watched the final episode of Sanditon four months… and I’m still not OK. I have SO MANY feelings. That ending! So, when I realised that the final…

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