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November 2021
Happy National Novel Writing Month! It's the perfect time to challenge yourself with daily word counts and milestones! This month's ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY issue of the Write for Harlequin newsletter is the ultimate toolkit of advice and inspiration to help you finish that Happily-Ever-After. 
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Happy ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY to Write for Harlequin
It's been one year since we started Write for Harlequin and we couldn't be more grateful that you've joined us on this journey. Thanks for reading with us and here's to many more!

"A compelling voice can really carry a story, so it’s worth working on!”
- Carina Press Editor Stephanie Doig

Check out the imprint wide wishlist for Carina Press, curated by Kerri Buckley, Executive Editor, Stephanie Doig, Editor, and Ronan Sadler, Editorial Assistant. Read more here.
Explore Harlequin with free ebook downloads at
Check out our HEA Writing Week Highlights!
Our very first HEA Writing Week was a huge success and offered an abundance of content and advice for aspiring romance authors.
Check out some of the highlights below!
Conflict is Key with Senior Editor, Harlequin Presents, Flo Nicoll
"Emotional conflict is the foundation of a satisfying fictional romance. Without it, there is no story." - Senior Editor, Harlequin Presents, Flo Nicoll
Conquering the First Chapter with Senior Editor, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Patience Bloom
"The story may not come naturally, but that doesn't mean you have to abandon it" - Senior Editor, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Patience Bloom
Our Ask an Editor Anything webinar was a HUGE success with over 400 registrants and over 100 questions. While we couldn't get to every question in the one-hour session, we plan to answer remaining questions in the Write for Harlequin blog in the coming weeks and months.


As you hit your writing goals throughout November, it's a good idea to make sure you are well versed on what is needed for a strong submission. Check out this blog post on how to submit to Harlequin in three easy steps!
Read more here.
Jacqueline Adam will publish To Sketch a Murder with Love Inspired Suspense. Welcome Jacqueline!

Lissa Morgan's debut novel, The Welsh Lord's Convenient Bride, will be published with Harlequin Historical. Congratulations, @LissaMorganAuth!
Michelle Aleckson's debut novel about a heroine discovering her secret past will be published with Love Inspired Suspense! So excited to welcome you, Michelle!
Anna Grace's foray into Harlequin Heartwarming will feature the first two books in her Love Oregon series, set in a small ranching town. Welcome @AnnaEmilyGrace!
Harlequin has discovered over 160 new authors in the past 5 years, including many debut authors. The next could be you!
Congratulations to Sami A. Abrams on their recent Harlequin debut!
#HolidayRomanceIncludesYou Accepting Submissions Now Until Dec. 31 

We are actively seeking more holiday romances by authors in underrepresented communities. We want to read your happily ever afters set around seasonal celebrations, cultural and religious holidays, family traditions and festivities that are important to your community. 

Click here to find out more and include #HolidayRomanceIncludesYou with your manuscript title when you submit via Submittable.

Please include a query letter, story synopsis and the first three chapters of your story.

#RomanceIncludesYou Pitch Event a Success!
The #RomanceIncludesYou Pitch Event as part of HEA Writing Week was a huge success with numerous participants on both Twitter and Facebook. 15 of Harlequin's editors participated in the pitch. Those who had their pitches "liked" on either Facebook or Twitter were asked to submit to the interested editor.
For more details on #RomanceIncludesYou and to prepare for our March 30th, 2022 pitch, read more here.
Harlequin is looking for more romance stories by authors in underrepresented communities so that readers see themselves in books we publish. Use #RomanceIncludesYou with your manuscript title when you submit your story at
We have many exciting events coming in 2022. Take a look at our Events Calendar to see how you can prepare for what's coming next!
Read more here.
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