Category: Harlequin Historical

From the Archives: Pancakes and Writer’s Block

In this post from 2017, Harlequin Historical author Nicole Locke admits writer’s block is like taming wild animals and making pancakes. My family loves fluffy pancakes. Not me. The sheer amount of patience it takes to make them, and the mere seconds it takes for my family to devour them is not the kind of…

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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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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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Warriors Wanted! Announcing…the Harlequin Historical Blitz!

Now might be the perfect time to escape back in time and try your hand at writing a romance novel! And we’re looking for new authors! The Harlequin Historical series is excited to announce a new blitz for aspiring authors, launching June 5th! Our readers around the world love Viking, Medieval and Highlander stories, and…

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Writing Challenge: Time After Time

by Evan Yeong Nowadays when we think of Historical Romance the first images that spring to mind are likely beleaguered estates, empire waist dresses, and other such hallmarks of the Regency Era. That may or may not be directly attributed to the film and TV adaptations of Pride and Prejudice that have been released roughly…

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Harlequin Historical: Creating Heroines for a World That Needed Them

by Evan Yeong Journalist, author and human rights activist Sally Armstrong is on record as confirming that there has “never been a better time to be a woman.” The implication being, of course, that any time before right now things were worse for the female population (and progressively more so, the further back you go). That’s…

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What the Harlequin Historical Team Want

by Hannah Rossiter When you put the words ‘historical’ and ‘romance’ together, the first thing that usually springs to mind is Regency. But what if you’re interested in historical romance that isn’t set in the years between 1811 and 1820? And what if you are? Here at Harlequin we’re open and eager to publish an…

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Which Series Are You? Part 2

Are you an aspiring romance writer from an underrepresented community interested in the #RomanceIncludesYou Mentorship — or are you planning to submit your story to Harlequin through our regular channels this fall? Then we can’t wait to see your stories! You might be curious about what we publish at Harlequin or where your story fits. We publish…

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Getting the Call: Meet Eva Shepherd!

Today we are pleased to introduce our newest Harlequin Historical author, Eva Shepherd, as she shares her Harlequin “Call Story”! Like so many other Harlequin authors before me, I’d been waiting for “the call” for years, and yet when it came it took me completely by surprise. Previously I’d submitted seven manuscripts to Harlequin. I…

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