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 we’re looking for more talented new voices to write romances against these evocative settings.

These are the times of the ultimate alpha hero—whether he’s a Medieval knight, a Highland laird or a Viking warrior! He’s rough, tough and brave in battle, but also prepared to fight for the woman he loves…

This is an opportunity to showcase your historical warrior romance to our editors and get some helpful feedback in an accelerated time frame—and maybe even become the newest Harlequin Historical author! 

If you are interested in submitting to our blitz:

Warriors Wanted! Blitz—everything you need to know:

  • Opens Friday June 5th 2020.
  • Make sure your submission is long enough. One chapter should be about 3000-5000 words.
  • Submit the first chapter and synopsis to Submittable.
  • Closes Sunday June 21st 2020.
  • All submissions will be read and responded to by noon EST/5 p.m. UK BST Monday July 6th.

If we love your submission we’ll invite you to submit further chapters and work with you on developing your story. We can’t wait to see your stories!

This blitz is specifically targeting Viking, Medieval and Highlander era romances, but we’re always looking for Historical submissions from underrepresented authors set in other historical time periods. You can submit to Harlequin Historical separately at any time via Submittable. We’d love to read your story!

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  1. Gillian McDonald-Constable

    Hello. I am working on a Medieval at present and wondered if a Prologue of around 2,700 words would be classed as a chapter please? Many thanks.

  2. Frankie C

    “This blitz is specifically targeting Viking, Medieval and Highlander era romances, but we’re always looking for Historical submissions from underrepresented authors set in other historical time periods.”

    This wording strikes me as really weird, especially as I’m working on a medieval manuscript featuring a POC (which has historical basis, they did exist back then.) Does that mean this won’t work for this blitz? Or that underrepresented authors should steer towards other periods in HH?

    • i read that and thought something similar lol. it sounds like a whole group of folks are being excluded from the blitz bc it’s not for them. its making an assumption that underrepresented people won’t or can’t write this type of fiction.

      i think anyone can write historical fiction. ‘represented’ authors have written plenty of fiction about underrepresented people, some good some bad. and i don’t think the function of underrepresented people is necessarily to always write fiction about people just like them

      i dont think any harm was meant but the phrasing there made me blink also