Posts Tagged ‘harlequin’

Harlequin hosts SYTYCW week!

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Does your imagination run wild with vivid characters? Have you ever dreamed of becoming a USA TODAY bestselling author? Well, our editors want to make those dreams come true. We are hungry to find talented new writers for Harlequin Books. Through podcasts, blogs, and discussions with our expert editors and current authors, we’re going to help you understand the appeal of the romance genre. And there’s a special daily challenge with feedback that will give some great insights into crafting the perfect story. So for the next week, come by to hone your skills and get started on the path to publication. So you think you can write? Here’s your chance to show us!

Nov 1 Nov 2 Nov 3 Nov 4 Nov 5
Why Write a Romance Novel? Starting Your Book Submitting Your Book Revising Your Book Making the Sale
9am Kick-off welcome on the Harlequin Blog and a special hello from all our offices! First Chapters The Editor’s Perspective Stories for the Soul
10am Why Write Romance? Succeeding as a Romance Writer Harlequin Ed Critique Challenge 1 Results Harlequin Ed Critique Challenge 2 Results Fiction Can Be Murder… Harlequin Ed Critique Challenge 3 Results Harlequin Ed Critique Challenge 4 Results Sales from the Past Year
11am Harlequin Editorial Critique Challenge 1 Announcement Harlequin Editorial Critique Challenge 2 Announcement Harlequin Editorial Critique Challenge 3 Announcement Harlequin Editorial Critique Challenge 4 Announcement Harlequin Editorial Critique Challenge 5 Announcement
12pm 200 Books and Counting Choosing Character Names Just What the Doctor Ordered Multicultural Writing the Word on the Street
1pm The Harlequin What’s My First Line Challenge The Best Sex I Ever Had…I Wrote Mailing it Off Writing Visual-If When Harry Met Sally Was a Book Harlequin Has the World Covered
2pm USA TODAY List Here I Come! Counterpoint to Sexy Yes, you should have margins! Paranormal Plots You Can Sink Your Teeth Into It’s a Family Affair
3pm How I Became a Romance Writer What Editors Look For What’s the Difference? Mainstream vs Category The Last Word
4pm Book of Your Heart vs Book You Sell The “Aha” Moment – The End of Predictability in Romance Writing Books on Writing
All Day Writing Around the World What’s Your Routine? Meet 50+ Editors Who Want to Buy Your Book! Change is Good: Why Revisions are Necessary Questions

Find out more at: http://harlequinblog.com/so-you-think-you-can-write/

Q&A with Editor Wanda Ottewell

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood (a group of 2009 Golden Heart finalists) is hosting a Q&A with Harlequin editor Wanda Ottewell.

The Deets:

From today until Tuesday, June 15th, the Ruby Sisters will be asking you to submit questions for our Q & A with Harlequin Superromance Senior Editor Wanda Ottewell which will take place on Monday, June 21st. So here’s your chance to ask an editor all those questions you’ve been bottling up forever. And this is not just about category, this is about craft, industry, heck, ask her about Canada! She’s knowledgeble, friendly and has been in the business for a while. So….jump in and give her your questions.

Enjoy!

Editor Pitch: Harlequin American

Monday, May 24th, 2010

From eharlequin.com

We’re at it again! And this time, we’ve got another of your favorite lines for you to send your heartwarming romances with strong family elements too! Harlequin American Romance is looking for YOUR manuscript and Senior Editor, Kathleen Scheibling will be on hand to take your pitch!

To enter, send a logline AND a one-page synopsis of your manuscript ( in the body of the email ) to Hosty Rae by June 28th

Five entries will be chosen by Kathleen Scheibling and those will be announced no later than July 5th.

Pitches will happen July 8th, at 2 pm edt. But read the rules below to ensure your entry can be accepted.

There will also be a one-hour editor Q & A prior to the pitch.

•NO currently published works to include self-publishing. Original, non-published works ONLY please!

• You MUST be able to enter and post inside the eHarlequin.com chat room. If you are unable to use the chat room and your submission is chosen, we will be unable to offer you another venue option and it will be unfair to an entrant who is able.

• You MUST have a completed manuscript that is targeted to Harlequin American Romance. Editors have the option to request partials or fulls.

• You MUST be available at the given chat time. As stated above, we will be unable to offer another venue or time option.

• Please include your member name, your full name along with your submission.

Harlequin American Guidelines
Editor Pitch FAQs

Harlequin Coupon Codes

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Many thanks to Smart Bitches for posting the discount codes for HQN’s latest sale. I can never have too many Harlequin Presents. Fast, fun reads!

For every print book you buy, you’ll get a 2nd print book FREE with coupon code BOGO43D.

This offer is good through 31 May – so buy early buy often!

And as I hunt through the big ol email o’coupons from HQN HQ, there’s also one for free shipping – I don’t know if you can combine it with the BOGO offer, but you might as well give it a whirl, right? Use code SHIP79WR Expires June 30, 2010, 11:59 p.m. EDT. One-time use only.