Conferences

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.

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Black Ink Charleston
Jan. 15, 2022

  • Harlequin editors will be available for pitch sessions at this festival celebrating books by African-American authors. Participating editors: Allison Lyons, Harlequin Intrigue; Katie Gowrie, Harlequin Heartwarming; Nicole Brebner, MIRA Books, and Erika Imranyi, Park Row Books.

DVcon 2022
Jan. 22-23, 2022

  • Harlequin is a sponsor for this free, 2-day conference to connect authors and illustrators who are underrepresented in publishing.

Writers Community of Durham Region
April 9, 2022

  • Carina Press Editor Stephanie Doig will answer writers’ questions about romance publishing and Harlequin’s publishing program.

Chicago-North Romance Writers Spring Fling ’22
April 28 – 30, 2022

  • Cat Clyne, Editor for HQN Books, is taking story pitches and participating in a submission-to-acquisition workshop explaining what aspiring authors need to know about the publishing process.

The Festival of Literary Diversity
May 1 – 8, 2022

  • Harlequin is excited be part of The FOLD’s 2022 festival, Canada’s leading festival for diverse authors and storytellers. Harlequin editors will take part in the FOLD’s PitchPerfect session and the Harlequin virtual booth in the exhibit hall.

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. Harlequin editors will take part in pitch sessions.