Your Chance to be Our Next Harlequin Romance Author!
Harlequin Romance Blitz
From February 1st-14th submit your first chapter, synopsis and cover letter—and get editorial feedback by Wednesday, February 21st!
For more details on how to submit and full Ts and Cs visit: https://harlequin.submittable.com/submit/104838/harlequin-romance-blitz
Whether you’re interested in writing for Harlequin Romance or looking for your next great read, we thought we’d inspire you with everything the Harlequin Romance series has to offer. And who better to ask than our amazingly talented authors? Read on to find out why they love reading and writing for Harlequin Romance…
The intensity, anticipation and sheer rush of falling in love!
“Harlequin Romance is publishing’s best kept secret. The stories are as strong and wonderful as the characters living them. Editorial for the line is fantastic, which has helped me to produce some of my best books. Who doesn’t want to write better, stronger stories with an element of being swept away?” – Susan Meier
“Harlequin sweeps me away to places I want to go physically and emotionally, with the sweet promise that love, like a tiny bud at first, will bloom into a glorious flower! A great Harlequin Romance pulls on my heart strings! ❤” – Rosanna Battigelli
“Harlequin Romance stories are the perfect blend of sweet and modern.” – Teresa Carpenter
“Reading a great Harlequin Romance is akin to being given a big, warm hug at the end of a hard day. A great Harlequin Romance makes you laugh, cry, swoon and sigh.” – Christy McKellen
“Harlequin Romance books are the ultimate ‘it could happen to you’ fairy-tale escapism. Emotional, romantic plots featuring relatable heroines, gorgeous heroes and fabulous locations, Harlequin Romance are often tinged with humour and always deliver the perfect happy ever after. No wonder these are the books I love to write – and to read!” – Jessica Gilmore
“A Harlequin Romance story will whisk you away to glorious locations, break your heart at times but in the end will have you punching the air in celebration of the miracle of love.” – Katrina Cudmore
The charismatic couple
“I love writing books for the Romance series for the same reason I like reading them. We get to spy on a couple as if through a zoom lens on a camera. It’s all about them, and their journey to love.” – Andrea Bolter
“I love Harlequin Romance because no matter how delicious the hero, or exotic the location, our heroines are strong, real and relatable.” – Leah Ashton
“For me, the perfect Harlequin Romance is all about the characters. I love watching two people learn new truths about themselves and each other, until they can’t help but fall in love and live happily ever after.” – Sophie Pembroke
“What makes the perfect Harlequin Romance? For me it’s a strong heroine, a gorgeous hero, and the way they overcome all the obstacles to find true love. My favourite theme is friends-to-lovers – when they’ve known each other for years and get that sudden realisation that each other is The One. Just lovely :)” – Kate Hardy
The tear-jerking, heart-soaring emotion
“I love Harlequin Romance because it focuses on the rush and emotion of falling in love; my favourite parts of romance novels! It explores the hero and heroine’s conflicts and journey to love so well that by the end of the book, you KNOW they deserve their happy ever after and you’re absolutely rooting for them.” – Therese Beharrie
“I love the emotional depth of Harlequin Romance stories. Harlequin Romances peel back the emotional layers in a way that makes you long for the characters to have a true happy ever after.” – Barbara Wallace
The glamorous destinations
“What makes a great Harlequin Romance? I think it’s the combination of characters who are extremely relatable and ‘ordinary’, which taps into our emotions, and the escapist quality of dashing off to a setting that might be exotic, glamorous, or simply ‘special’ in its own way. I always think of HQ Romances as being ‘ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances’ – even if they’re billionaires or royalty, deep down they have fears and insecurities, same as the rest of us! It’s like going on vacation with people we really, really like.” – Donna Alward
“Why I love writing for Harlequin Romance…because I get to work with a delightful team of talented editors and professionals on fantastic stories full of heart and emotion.” – Nina Singh
If this has left you feeling inspired, then submit your Harlequin Romance to the Harlequin Romance Blitz and you might just be our next Harlequin Romance author!