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May, 2022
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring! If you find that the sunshine and warmer weather is the ideal recipe for creativity and motivation, then this edition of the Write for Harlequin newsletter comes at the perfect time. Check out everything our May issue has to offer:
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Write for Harlequin on LinkedIn

Write for Harlequin now has its own page on LinkedIn. Be sure to follow for new and archived articles, writing opportunities, and so much more. 
See our brand new page here.
Romance Slam Jam 
July 14-16, 2022

Harlequin is thrilled to be a 2022 sponsor at the RSJ 2022 Virtual Romance Book Con celebrating diversity in publishing. Harlequin editors will be on hand for virtual appointments.
Romantic Novelists' Association Conference
July 15-17, 2022

The RNA is hosting its annual conference near Telford in the English countryside this summer. Laurie Johnson, Editor for Harlequin Medical Romance, and Bobbi-Lee Wright, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Presents, are attending.
Black Pens
July 18-21, 2022

Harlequin/Mills & Boon are excited to sponsor Black Pens, an inclusive “writing retreat for Black womxn” happening in Britain this summer. A portion of our support will go toward the registration fee for a writer to attend.
One Love Reunion
July 20-24, 2022

Hosted by author AC Arthur, this event brings authors and readers together to share their common love of romance and women’s fiction. Attendees will receive free Harlequin books in their tote bags.
Get to know the Mills & Boon Love to Write competition winner

Faye Acheampong is the winner of the 2022 Mills & Boon Love to Write competition, a yearlong mentorship for new series romance authors with underrepresented ethnic backgrounds. What does Faye hope to bring to the romance genre for readers? Read her Q&A here. features new LGBTQ+ romance page has introduced a new way to help readers discover LGBTQ+ romance. Check it out!
Harlequin at The Fold

Harlequin had a virtual booth at The Fold on opening day. We received four romance submissions through the Pitch Perfect event and editors are meeting with authors during May.
We welcome new authors to the Harlequin community!
Katie Mettner recently signed with Harlequin Intrigue through a #RomanceIncludesYou pitch event. Her inspiring story of overcoming a catastrophic injury and learning to become a published author is detailed in her I Got the Call Story here.
Andrew Grey is the author of over 100 works of Contemporary Gay Romantic fiction and will publish DRAGGED TO THE WEDDING with Carina Press. Welcome, @andrewgreybooks! 
Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award winner, Justine Lewis will publish two upcoming books with Harlequin Romance. Welcome, @justinelwrites
Get to know Harlequin Romance in our Series Spotlight
“Readers of Harlequin Romance are looking for international, emotional and escapist stories […and] to experience at the same time the exciting rush of falling in love!”
Harlequin Romance Editor Megan Haslam
Goodbye Butterfly Harbor Series

USA Today Bestselling Author Anna J. Stewart looks back on her career as she closes off her immensely successful BUTTERFLY HARBOR series. Read her column here.
Q&A with author Juliette Hyland

"I would rather have one-hundred people tell me no, then assume I might hear no and not try. Edit your book the best you can, love your characters, always keep learning…but for heaven’s sake, SEND IN THE MANUSCRIPT!"

Harlequin Medical Romance author Juliette Hyland discusses her writing process and latest release.
Read more here.
Explore more tips and advice from Harlequin editors on our
Writing Resources page
Congratulations to these authors on their Harlequin and Carina Press debuts.
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