July 2, 2015 - November 19, 2015

Do you dream of publishing the next great romance with Harlequin?

Harlequin’s annual So You Think You Can Write Contest is teaming up with Wattpad to offer aspiring romance writers a unique opportunity to learn, write, get feedback and get published! Our Grand Prize is a 2-book contract with Harlequin!

Since launching So You Think You Can Write in 2010 we’ve discovered and published 30 new writers and counting, across 15 Harlequin categories. Whether you write historical or paranormal romance, romantic suspense, Blaze-worthy sexy romance or wholesome Heartwarming romantic stories, there’s a Harlequin category perfect for you! And this year we welcome Carina Press to So You Think You Can Write, expanding our eligible categories to include sci-fi/futuristic romance, LGBTQ romance, New Adult romance and more.

Submissions to the contest and voting for this year are now closed.

Our Grand Prize Winner  for So You Think You Can Write 2015 is Lauren D.M. Smith for her Carina Press entry, The Emperor’s Arrow!

Watch the video of The Call to Lauren with Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James on our blog – click on the link below!



Event Descriptions

October 8th

  • Deadline for entry!

  • Post your full manuscript by 4:59 pm EST September 21, 2015 to be eligible to win! Be sure to tag your story with both #sytycw15 and your category hashtag.
  • Vote for your favorite Top 55 submission

  • The Top 55 entries are posted on Wattpad. Go to and vote for your favorite by October 14, 2015. The top 25 out of these votes will move on!
  • Judges read Top 25

  • Judges read Top 25 manuscripts as selected by you! The Top 10 finalists move forward!
  • Deadline to vote!

  • Last day to read the Top 10 at and vote for your favorite!
  • We announce the winner!

  • We announce the name of the grand prize winner of a two-book contract with Harlequin!

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