Harlequin/Mills & Boon is the home of romance, and no matter your background or community, we want to read your love stories! If you’re a writer from a community you feel is under-represented when you browse the bookshelves for romance, and think you could write for us, we want to hear from you. We’re always looking for new authors across all the twelve series we publish, so whether you write an intensive, sexy page-turner, a gripping romantic suspense, or a pulse-racing medical romance, we’d love to see your love stories!

To fire up your imaginations, we are holding a Twitter event on Wednesday 11th July, 2pm-5pm BST/ 9am-12pm EST. This will be a chance to speak directly with Harlequin editors from across all the romance series we publish around the world, and to pitch us your story ideas! All you need to do is include the hashtag #RomanceIncludesYou in your tweets to join in the conversation.

You’ll also be welcome to pitch us your ideas using the hashtag! If a story idea you pitch grabs us by the heartstrings, we’ll ask you to submit a synopsis and first chapter (via harlequin.submittable.com) by 2nd September, and we promise to give feedback by 1st October. But fear not, if you don’t have a pitch together by 11th July, you will still be able to submit your story to us to be considered.

But how do you decide which of our fabulous series you want to write for? Click here to download free books from all the romance series we publish, and watch out for an introduction to our Harlequin series coming later this week.

We’ll also be posting blogs and writing tips throughout the summer to help you perfect your submission, and this is just the start of our ongoing commitment to make sure that #RomanceIncludesYou at Harlequin. Our editors are also only ever a tweet away, so if you have more questions, get in touch – we can’t wait to hear from you!