Submission Calls

You’ve come to the right place to find out what Harlequin editors are looking for right now. Active calls for submissions are posted on this page and change regularly. If you don’t see anything here now, check back for updates.

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Harlequin is looking or story submissions from debut romance writers in underrepresented communities for a chance to have your debut novel published. We will accept submissions from May 1-31, 2024 for the Romance Includes You Mentorship.

The mentorship is all about finding new voices in romantic fiction that bring more diversity and representation to the genre. We’re looking to offer one writer a publishing contract for their debut novel, a one-year mentorship with a Harlequin editor, and a writing grant worth $5,000 US in total. Get the details on the mentorship information page.

Love Inspired Suspense

Love Inspired Suspense is actively seeking submissions! Check out our editors’ wish list. If you have a contemporary inspirational romantic suspense of about 55,000 words, we invite you to submit.

Check out our writing guidelines to learn more about our series, and keep reading to find out what we’re on the lookout for next!

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Harlequin is looking to publish more romance stories by authors in underrepresented communities

We welcome all writers to the Harlequin community and want readers to see themselves reflected in the romantic stories we publish. Use #RomanceIncludesYou with your manuscript title when you submit your story via Submittable so that editors can easily see your submission.