Here’s Why YOU Need to Enter Our So You Think You Can Write Contest

Harlequin’s annual So You Think You Can Write contest is happening right now on Wattpad! This is a unique opportunity for all you aspiring romance writers to learn, write, get feedback and get published! But don’t take our word for it… At this year’s RWA conference, we asked SYTYCW contest winners and alumni to tell us about their experiences and why you should enter. Watch the video below to find out what they had to say!

Ready to learn more about SYTYCW and enter your story? Visit https://www.wattpad.com/user/HarlequinSYTYCW and www.SYTYCW.com for all the details! And don’t forget to mark your calendars for our online writing conference week Sept. 14-18.

Are you inspired to enter SYTYCW this year? Are you a past entrant? We would love to hear about your experiences in the comments!

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Comments ( 10 )
  1. Janet Lee Nye
    August 20, 2015 at 6:01 pm
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    I’ve entered twice. Once in 2012, where I made the top ten. And last year, 2014, where I made the top ten again, but did not win. I did, however, get offered a contract for my Harlequin Superromance Spying On The Boss which will be out in January of 2016.

    I urge everyone to enter this contest. The editorial feedback, the classes, the critiques of your peers, it is all such an amazing learning experience.

    And the community of writers is awesome. I’ve made more Twitter friends (some of whom I met for the first time in this video) through my participation in the contest.

    Enter!

  2. Rachael Thomas
    August 21, 2015 at 3:42 am
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    I am on of the writers who’d been trying for many years to be published by Harlequin. I’d entered New Voices and SYTYCW but to no avail. In 2013 I had a complete manuscript and thought I’d have one last try at the competition.
    That decision changed my life. This September sees the release of my fourth book for Harlequin Presents and I urge anyone thinking of entering this year to do it. You never know what is around the corner.
    Good Luck!

    • MAISSON ABDALLAH
      August 26, 2015 at 4:42 pm
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      HI RACHEL I WILL TRY THIS OUT ,I MEAN I LOVE WRITING NOVELS ON MY SPARE TIME ,FROM A NOTEPAD ,and I DID IT BEFORE .I WILL KEEP THAT IN MIND TO TRY THIS OUT ,IT SOUNDS FUN AND NICE TO DO ,and THEN YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO PUBLISH YOUR OWN BOOK ,IF NEEDED, I WOULD LOVE TO TALK WITH COMMITES OF SYTYCW COMAPNY .1 I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO JOTTING DOWN IDEAS AND THOUGHTS FOR A STORY ,GOOD LUCK TO YOU.!

  3. Ana Mese
    August 21, 2015 at 7:08 am
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    I am one of the band of writers who will not surrender, the platoon that keeps hammering on Harlequins door because I believe that I was born to write romance … and Presents allows me to travel to places like Monte Carlo, citing research as an excuse. I was supposed to edit a manuscript over the summer when I got sidetracked by this competition … and joined the 30 day challenge. Forty five days later, I am almost done. Happy reading!

  4. So You Think You Can Write? | Janet Lee Nye
    August 21, 2015 at 5:07 pm
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    […] was so excited to meet with fellow SYTYCW alumni and current participants at RWA in NYC. Here’s a link with a cool video. Watch close and you may spot me wandering […]

  5. Dawn
    August 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm
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    Can we enter a revised MS that was entered in the contest last year, but did not final?

    • Amy
      August 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm
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      Hi Dawn,
      Yes, you are welcome to submit your revised manuscript!
      Good luck!
      ~Amy from Harlequin

  6. Donna Killian
    September 14, 2015 at 11:52 am
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    I have a book started, over 20,000 words so far but not done.Do you read unfinished work? I have a story line. It is Intrigue.

    • Amy
      September 15, 2015 at 11:18 am
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      Hi Donna,
      Manuscripts must be complete by the deadline for the So You Think You Can Write contest, but once your story is complete you can submit it through the normal process. Please see the guidelines to do so here: https://harlequin.submittable.com/submit Good luck!
      ~Amy from Harlequin

  7. angel mcduffie
    September 18, 2015 at 1:24 pm
    Reply

    never written before

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