Harlequin Launches WriteforHarlequin.com for Aspiring Romance Writers


Harlequin has launched WriteforHarlequin.com, a website dedicated to discovering new voices in romantic fiction where aspiring Harlequin authors can get advice from Harlequin’s experienced editors, hear about open calls for story submissions, and access writing guidelines for Harlequin’s romance lines and Carina Press.

“This website is the voice of Harlequin’s romance editors. It is the place where our editors share their editorial and publishing expertise and it’s an invaluable resource for writers who are interested in being published by Harlequin,” said Dianne Moggy, VP Editorial at Harlequin.

Harlequin publishes 12 different series romance lines– almost 800 titles a year – and has attracted over 160 new authors in the last five years, including many debut authors. Designed to encourage romance authors on their journey to being published, writers will find information on each Harlequin romance series, guides and FAQs on how to submit a story for consideration, and updates on Harlequin’s author outreach initiatives.

This launch brings together several digital and social media properties under the Write for Harlequin name, creating a vibrant community where writers can connect with Harlequin:

  • Follow @Write4Harlequin on Twitter
  • Join the Write for Harlequin Facebook group for aspiring and published Harlequin authors
  • Sign-up for the Write for Harlequin newsletter with the latest news on submission calls and writing opportunities, editor wish lists, new Harlequin authors, debut books and more

About Harlequin

Harlequin (Harlequin.com) is a leading publisher of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. The company publishes more than 100 titles a month, in both print and digital formats, that are sold around the world. Encompassing highly recognizable imprints that span a broad range of genres, the publisher is home to many award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 17 countries and 16 languages.

For more information, please visit Harlequin.com.