Carina Press announces new LGBTQ+ romance line is open for submissions

Carina Press, Harlequin’s digital-first imprint for adult romance and mystery, is launching a new trope-driven LGBTQ+ contemporary romance line – Carina Adores. Carina Adores will offer highly romantic happily-ever-after stories of royalty falling in love, secret babies, marriages of convenience, friends-to-lovers, single parents and more featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual spectrum, pansexual, transgender, intersex, aromantic and nonbinary protagonists. This new trope-centric LGBTQ+ romance line will be the first of its kind by a traditional publisher.

Carina Adores is now open to submissions from authors and its first titles will be released in early 2020. Submissions with multicultural characters, LGBTQ+ pairings and groups, and #ownvoices stories are welcomed and encouraged. Submission guidelines are available at

Authors who are not currently published by Harlequin can visit the blog for more information.  Current Harlequin authors should speak with their editors about submitting to Carina Adores.

Harlequin is committed to publishing diverse and inclusive voices so that readers will see themselves reflected in its books, and is actively working to increase diversity, inclusion and representation among the authors and stories it publishes.