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5 Reasons Why You Need a Setting

by Patience Bloom When you are writing a romance, it can be easy to forget about setting. Your protagonists are wrapped up in a love cocoon, grappling with their conflicts. Classic romance hooks abound with a baby, maybe a cowboy, a wedding, a stuck-in-an-elevator night of passion, a pregnancy, a misunderstanding, and at the end,…

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We Want Your Inspirational Historical Romances!

Do you write inspirational historical romance and want to submit to Harlequin? Then don’t forget the open submission call for our inspirational historical limited series! Note that this is NOT part of the Warriors Wanted blitz but a separate submission call that’s part of our inspirational limited series. Read on as Editor Leah Mol gives…

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Our Message of Support for the Black Community

Acknowledging hurtful events happening across the United States, Harlequin posted a message of support for Black authors, readers and colleagues on its Facebook and Instagram channels this week. We value diversity and we are listening. We are committed to publishing diverse and inclusive voices so that readers see themselves reflected in the books we publish.…

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Two Days to Go! It’s Almost Time for the Warriors Wanted Blitz

The countdown is officially on. We only have two days to go – that’s right, just two – until the Harlequin Historical team announce their Warriors Wanted blitz open, to your submissions. We’ll be accepting submissions from Friday 5th June – Sunday 21st June. So, if you’re thinking about submitting, but need that extra little…

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Warriors Wanted Blitz: Tips from the Harlequin Historical Editors

Whether you’re polishing up your entry for the Warriors Wanted blitz or looking for some general historical romance writing advice, the Harlequin/Mills & Boon UK editors share their top tips to make your story stand out from the crowd… Commissioning Editor Vic Britton says… “For me, the opening few lines to a story can make…

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Warriors Wanted: Get Ready for the Historical Blitz Bootcamp!

The Harlequin Historical series is excited to announce a new blitz for aspiring authors opening next Friday, June 5th! We’re looking for talented new voices in Viking, Medieval and Highlander romances. This is an opportunity to showcase your historical warrior romance to our editors, get some helpful feedback in an accelerated time frame, and maybe…

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What the Harlequin Historical Team Want

Are you planning to submit to the Warriors Wanted Blitz? Our team posted recently about what we’re looking for in Harlequin Historical, and we’d like to remind you of what Medieval, Viking and Highlander stories we’d like to see. We can’t wait to read your submissions! When you put the words ‘historical’ and ‘romance’ together,…

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Advice from the Archives: 5 Reasons to Listen to Audiobooks

Audiobooks are a great alternative to physical books, and lately you might’ve noticed all the free releases online! In this post from our archives, originally published in 2018, Harlequin Intrigue and Inkyard Press assistant editor Connolly Bottum gives her top reasons for loving audiobooks. Before last year, I never listened to audiobooks. I worried that…

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