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Book Recommendations for Writing

We editors have done much research on writing and have come up with this excellent list of craft related books for you. Don’t be intimidated! These books will inspire you to organize, plot, re-plot, dream, and get yourself in that chair to write. So without further ado… Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg This…

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Spot the Conflict in Romance Movies

We pulled a post from our archives to review the ins and outs of internal and external conflicts, along with the top three pitfalls we see in romance submissions. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to check out this post! But don’t stop there, why not study these concepts in action? We’ve taken a…

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Everything you need to know about #CarinaPitch!

Always dreamed of writing for Carina Press? Here’s everything you need to know to participate in #CarinaPitch, our once-a-year Twitter event coming May 13, 2020! #CarinaPitch is our once-a-year pitch event where aspiring authors are invited to pitch their books to us via Twitter. If an editor requests your work, you’ll receive invaluable professional feedback in…

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Getting the Call: Meet New Medical Romance Author Shelley Rivers

I still have my first rejection letter from Mills & Boon. It’s over twenty years old. Of course, back then I was naive enough to think that writing was easy. I’ve since learnt this writing lark is hard! During those initial years, I practiced, practiced, practiced. I also gave up many times. But five years…

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Writing Challenge: Thrill and Inspire!

by Evan Yeong A many of you probably know by now, we have two new Inspirational Limited Series in the works! We’re acquiring for both Inspirational Cold Case and Inspirational Mountain Rescue, and we couldn’t be more excited for what writers have in store for us. Given that I’m actually going to be working on…

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Spotlight on: Inspirational Cold Case

Are you thinking about submitting to Harlequin’s Inspirational Cold Case romance submission call? We’re looking forward to seeing your stories! Many authors have asked about submission deadlines for Inspirational Mountain Rescue and Inspirational Cold Case. This submission call isn’t a blitz, so you don’t have to rush a proposal to us in the next few…

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Inspirational Limited Series: A Manuscript Wishlist

If you saw our announcement last week, you know we’re currently on the hunt for inspirational romance for our brand-new limited series: Cold Case and Mountain Rescue! That’s right, we want to see your gripping, tension-filled stories featuring characters on the precipice of danger, whether they’re beating the odds against nature to survive the wilderness…

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How to Catch an Editor’s Eye: Top Tips for Participating in #DVpit

April 23rd. If you haven’t already, it’s a day to mark down in your diary. Why? It’s #DVpit day! The Harlequin Editorial Team can’t wait. We jump, every year, at the chance to find fresh and exciting new voices. So, we’re here, today, to give you the Harlequin Editorial Team’s top tips on how to…

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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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