Conferences & Events

Harlequin editors attend writers’ conferences throughout the year to meet authors, hear story pitches, speak on panels, and participate in Editor Q&A sessions – in person and virtually. Here’s a run-down of recent and upcoming events.

Be sure to check the writing guidelines for Harlequin romance lines before you pitch your happily ever after. Meet our editorial team here.

RSJ Booklovers Convention (US)
Aug. 4 – 8, 2021

  • Harlequin editors will be at RSJ Booklovers Convention, the conference for diversity in publishing, for workshops and story pitches from romance writers.

RWNZ Conference (New Zealand)
Aug. 7-8, 2021

  • Nicola Caws, Editor for Harlequin Series in Harlequin’s London office, will be taking virtual story pitches. More details.

RWAU Conference (Australia)
Aug 13 – 15, 2021

  • Editors for Harlequin Series and Harlequin Trade Publishing will be taking virtual pitches at the event. More details.

ACFW 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE (US)
Sept. 10-11, 2021

  • Love Inspired/Love Inspired Suspense Associate Editor Dina Davis will be available for virtual story pitches.

Moonlight & Magnolias Conference (US)
Oct. 1 – 3, 2021

  • Love Inspired Editor Emily Rodmell will be available for virtual story pitches at this hybrid conference.

2021 Emerald City Writers’ Conference (US)
Oct. 15 – 17, 2021

  • Harlequin Desire editor Charles Griemsman will lead a session and Q&A, and be available for story pitches from authors.

Join us! Harlequin Panel at Romance Writers’ Week
Oct. 11 – 15, 2021

ProWritingAid.com is hosting a FREE Romance Writers’ Week in October, and Harlequin will be there. We’ll host a panel discussion on Oct. 14, 6 pm ET/11 pm UK with 4 debut Harlequin authors on how they kickstarted their writing careers with Harlequin. Details here.


ROSACon 2021 (South Africa)
Nov. 12 – 14, 2021

  • Hannah Rossiter, assistant editor for Harlequin Romance and Harlequin Medical Romance, will be available for story pitches from writers.