Harlequin Heartwarming Wants Your Westerns!

Harlequin Heartwarming is currently seeking Western romance stories!

Executive Editor Kathleen Scheibling wants you to know exactly what the Heartwarming team is looking for in a Western story that fits this line. Read on for her manuscript wishlist!

I’m looking for:
  • Wholesome Western-themed romances that focus on small towns, family, and community.
  • These Western-themed stories must have hooks! For example, holidays (especially Christmas); main characters with Western professions (cowboy/cowgirl, ranchers, veterinarians, sheriff, etc.); families with babies and small children, etc.
  • Stories with a fresh take on a romance trope: marriage of convenience, friends to more-than-friends, blended families, matchmakers, opposites attract, etc.
Please note:
  • These are sweet romances with very low sensuality, so hugging and kissing only, and please no swearing.
I can’t resist:
  • A reunion romance, especially if it’s a brother’s best friend! (and he better be a cowboy 😊)
My recommended reads for Harlequin Heartwarming:

Have you got a Western romance story for Harlequin Heartwarming?

Visit our Submittable page to read our writing guidelines and submit your proposal. We love to see your stories!

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Kathleen Scheibling
Executive Editor

Kathleen Scheibling is an Executive Editor at Harlequin. Over the years she has run several of Harlequin’s series imprints, including Western Romance, Blaze, Superromance, Dare, and Heartwarming. Her job has allowed her to work with the most professional, intelligent, and inspiring group of writers in the business, including many New York Times bestselling authors. Kathleen is an avid reader, a rabid film lover, a one-time boxer turned yoga/Pilates convert, and a fair-weather distance cyclist.