Congratulations to the Top 3 finalists in Harlequin’s SYTYCW 2012 contest!

We are thrilled to announce the finalists!

The Divorce Party

Harlequin Presents® / Mills & Boon Modern Romance)

by Jennifer Drogell (Ontario, CA)@jendrogell

Learn more about Jennifer


Grand Theft, Auto

Harlequin® Romantic Suspense

by Mel Sterling (Washington, US)

Learn more about Mel


In Defense of the Past

Harlequin® Medical Romance/Mills & Boon Medical Romance)

by Amber Whitford (Alberta, CA)

Learn more about Amber


After much discussion and debate—never mind the storm of the decade and a major election!—the editors have made their decision. The top three manuscripts will be posted for the final round of public voting, which takes place November 16-27. Stop by to vote!

Not a finalist? Don't give up! The editors flagged many other contest entries for follow-up and will be in touch shortly with those writers to request full manuscripts for future consideration. Stay tuned!

We want to thank all 700 authors who entered the contest with a special callout to the fabulous Top 28 finalists as voted on by the public.

The first place winner—and recipient of a series contract with Harlequin!—will be announced November 29. There are also prizes for second and third place.

Meantime…want to chat about your favorite entries with others–or ask a question? Go to 50 Editors, visit our Facebook page or follow the hashtag #sytycw2012 on Twitter.

Finally check the Calendar for info on our newest online chats, Twitter events and blogs, designed to keep you inspired and focused on your writing!