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Monday, September 16, 2013

Harlequin Writing Contest Could Lead to a Publishing Contract

Would you like to get your unpublished romance novel in front of the editors at Harlequin and Mills & Boone, a romance publisher with a global readership? Then start polishing your first draft because Harlequin's writing boot camp and big writing competition is about to begin. I've quoted below a few details from the Harlequin site. For the full story, go to

Harlequin Writing Contest Details:

Beginning September 23 you can submit the First Chapter (5000 words max) of your romance story plus a 100-Word Pitch to the series you have targeted. The pitch should outline the concept, plot, characters, conflict and setting. You must target one of our 20 eligible series.
All First Chapter submissions will be posted for everyone to read and add comments in the space provided. Last day for submissions is October 9. Don’t delay…submit your chapter right away so more people—including the editors–will see it!

New Adult Writing Contest

If you've written a New Adult manuscript (college age characters), here's a writing contest just for you! From

Breaking News! Wattpad Bonus Writing Contest

Harlequin is launching a New Adult Romance series and we’ve partnered with Wattpad to offer a bonus writing contest—in addition to our SYTYCW writing contest. for details. Starting September 23 writers can submit the first chapter and a 100-word pitch aimed at the New Adult Romance series. Submissions will be posted exclusively on Wattpad for comment and voting. Harlequin editors will judge the top 25 manuscripts and select four winners who will be published in the New Adult Romance line.Wattpad is the world’s largest online community for reading, writing and sharing stories.

Good luck!
~Ariella Moon

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