Connect, Learn, Write!
Are you a writereither published or aspiring? Do you love romance and women's fiction? If so, you've come to the right place! More opportunities exist for writers at Harlequin now than ever before. So take advantage of the many avenues Harlequin offers to connect with other writers, interact with our editors, learn key skills and tips of the trade, and pursue your craft of writing great stories.
Looking to Get Published?
As the world's most prolific and recognized name in romance and women's fiction, Harlequin is actively looking for new works for all of its imprints. We are always on the lookout for talented writersfrom established authors to those just starting their writing careers. Get to know our various imprints and editorial lines to find out where you might fit into Harlequin's extensive publishing program. Here is a brief overview of the imprints for which Harlequin is actively acquiring. We accept unagented submissions for Harlequin Series (sometimes known as "Category Romance") books, as well as for Carina Press. If you think your writing fits another one of our imprints, you will need to submit through an agent.
Harlequin Series Books (aka "Series Romance" or "Category Romance"). Each month, millions of women around the world enjoy the diverse reading experiences offered by Harlequin Series. With more than 85 titles published each month over a wide range of genres, this imprint truly offers readers a romance for every mood and taste. Harlequin welcomes unagented submissions to Harlequin Series. Before submitting, we encourage authors to become familiar with the various series linesto know which line best suits your story. Reading the books is the best way to understand each line's unique type of editorialand you can start with a free ebook if you wish! Simply visit this page and click on the PDFs. For descriptions on each line and how to submit, visit the Series Submission Guidelines.
Which line is right for you? Check out this infographic!
Carina Press is Harlequin's digital-first single-title imprint, publishing a wide range of romance and mysteryfirst in digital, with many releases also offered in audio and print. Carina Press's submission guidelines are available here.
Submissions to the following imprints must go through an agent.
MIRA Books publishes the very best in commercial fictionincluding contemporary and historical romance, suspense and psychological thrillers, and literary bestsellerswritten by some of the bestselling authors across North America, as well as industry-anticipated debut authors.
HQN Books publishes the best in mainstream single-title romance by the finest authors in the fieldfrom rising stars to romance royaltyoffering wonderful reading experiences for every romance fan.
Harlequin Teen is the home of thrilling and thought-provoking young-adult fiction in every genre that today's young readers embraceparanormal, dystopian, contemporary, fantasy, literary, romance, horror and historicalfeaturing bestselling authors and outstanding new voices.
RESOURCES FOR WRITERS
So You Think You Can Write is Harlequin's popular online destination for writers. From free, online boot camps to writing contests, pitch campaigns and blogs on anything and everything to do with writing, sytycw.com is a dynamic treasure -trove for aspiring and published writers alike.
On Writing Romance is the Harlequin.com community dedicated to helping aspiring writers on their path to publication. With writing challenges, group support, and access to Harlequin authors and editors, the community is a great resource for all aspiring and published writers.
Red Quill Writers Workshops give you the inside track on the art and business of writing and publishing romance and women's fictionfrom some of the best in the business! Harlequin's interactive workshops are delivered by accomplished Harlequin editors and offer industry insights and practical know-how to give writers an edge on writing well and getting noticed. Topics range from creating a compelling pitch to developing an author brand to the advantages of traditional publishing over self-publishing and so much more.
With an extensive roster of mix-and-match topics and flexible programming, Red Quill workshops are suitable for groups of all sizesand for small meeting venues to larger conference settings. Contact email@example.com for information on booking a workshop for your writing group.
In addition to Red Quill workshops, Harlequin conducts presentations on a wide range of publishing topics to audiences both large and smallat professional conferences, reader conventions, association meetings and more. Topics and format are tailored to the specific needs and goals of the group. If you are interested in having a member of the Harlequin team present to your group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some of our upcoming presentations*.
|July 23, 2016||South Florida Book Festival||Becoming a Romance Author: The Inside Scoop|
|September 10, 2016||Connecticut RWA Conference||Tapping into an Editors Secret Desires|
|October 1, 2016||San Francisco RWA||How To Make Your Writing Shine|
|October 15, 2016||Iowa RWA||The Business of Writing: Author Branding|
|October 15, 2016||Calgary RWA||Genre Blending; Hybrid Author Superstar|
|October 22, 2016||Mid America Romance Writers||Becoming a Hybrid Author Superstar|
*Note: As these sessions are not hosted by Harlequin, we do not handle enrollment. Interested in attending? Please enquire with the host organization if one is provided.
Harlequin Author Network (HAN)
If you're a published Harlequin author, click here to access the Harlequin Author Network.
This exclusive portal offers Harlequin authors a wealth of exclusive and individualized information and resources.