Have you heard…Harlequin Medical is looking for the next great Medical Romance author!
From February 1st-14th submit your first chapter, synopsis and query letter—and get a response by Friday, February 19th!
Whether you’ve thought of writing a medical-set romance before or not, we thought we’d inspire you with everything our Medical Romance series has to offer you, the author. So who better to ask than our current super talented authors? Here’s what they told us. Read on and prepare to be inspired and dart for your keyboard! We’re waiting to hear from you!
Sheila Hodgson, Senior Editor, Medical Romance
Amy Ruttan —
“I love writing medical romances because of the characters. These are hero and heroines who are in a profession to save lives. They have such a scope of emotion to play with because lives are in their hands. They have to remain professional and detached on the outside, but inside they feel so deeply, so passionately. That’s why I like writing for the Medical line.”
Meredith Webber —
“I love writing medical romance because our heroes and heroines are ordinary people doing extraordinary things, often in remote or fascinating locations. There are a wealth of stories out there waiting to be told, some with life and death situations, while others are simply about mending, putting people, and often families back together, not only physically but psychologically as well. Our happy endings are about more than love that’s going to last forever, they’re about everyday people who’ve been given life and hope and happiness.”
Annie O’Neil —
“Writing Medical Romance has opened up a whole new world of ‘What Ifs…’ for me. Obviously—the romance is the heart of the matter—but the medical drama surrounding the hero and heroine never fails to set the sparks flying. I love researching medical conditions and learning more about how operations are done—how mountain rescues are carried out… I could go on and on and still not be bored! And then, there’s always dreaming up the perfect first kiss. Trust me, writing for Medicals is a delight!”
Louisa Heaton —
“For me, Medicals allow me to write a story in a setting filled with drama, dashing heroes and intelligent, independent heroines. There’s nothing better than getting to write about a hero who can not only restart a heart (in more ways than one!) but can also be that strong, tender hero who can comfort a patient who needs it and be the man the heroine needs to hold her tight and never let go. I could not have found a more supportive group, as I have, with the medical authors and editors. They’re my cheerleaders, my friendly hug, my family. Come and join us!”
Robin Gianna —
“Harlequin Medical Romance is a fabulous line to write for! One of the unique things about it, aside from the medical aspect, is that there are fewer restrictions for authors than in many other series lines. We can set the stories anywhere, and our heroes and heroines can be all kinds of medical professionals, or even something else altogether so long as the hero and heroine are together in a medical environment. Some authors prefer to write a sweet romance, and others a steamy one, and all ranges of that are welcome within the line. It’s a fun place to be! J I sold through a fast-track submission, so why not give it a try? Maybe you will too!”
Kate Hardy —
“I used to be a health journalist, and I wanted to write romances—so for me writing Medical Romance really is having my cake and eating it. The romance side means that I get to enjoy the journey of my stubborn heroes and heroines (and wave a magic wand for them so they get their happy ending), and the medical setting means that I get to research all the nerdy cutting-edge stuff as well :)”
Susan Carlisle —
“I love writing medicals because they give me the freedom to explore real relationships wrapped in drama and adventure. Settings can be anywhere and the choice of opening the bedroom door or not is mine.
Growing up I read stories featuring nurses. I loved them then and I love them now. Getting to write them is icing on the cake.”
So if you are looking for a series that offers you freedom, scope to be creative, to wrap your characters up in their own world and explore diverse sensuality levels that speak to your characters and their situation, then Medical Romance could just be the series for you. Our series also offers the chance to create some of the most egalitarian heroes and heroines and emotionally compelling reads.
Feeling inspired? Submit YOUR great Medical Romance to the #MedicalBlitz and you might just be our next Harlequin Medical author!
For more on the #MedicalBlitz and the guidelines for submitting visit: https://harlequin.submittable.com/submit/52543