Category: historical romance

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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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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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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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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Writing Challenge: Culture Clash

by Evan Yeong Those of you who tuned in two days ago know that five Harlequin Historical authors took time off from promoting and writing their impending Sons of Sigurd miniseries and shared a little bit about what draws them to the Viking genre. There was a broad range of different reasons, from the era…

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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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