After five fantastic years of Harlequin’s SYTYCW bootcamp and contest, we know full well how much aspiring authors love an opportunity to submit their work directly to a Harlequin editor with a guaranteed turnaround time.
So, for 2016 we have decided to take a different approach! Regular followers of the SYTYCW blog will have noticed some exciting new developments on it this year, namely the introduction of series-specific Blitzes – so far, we’ve had Medical, Desire, Heartwarming and Historical Blitzes, as well as a Love Inspired Manuscript Match, and it’s not even June yet! They have been immensely popular, and we’ve been thrilled with the number, and quality, of entrants’ submissions.
Rather than building towards one annual SYTYCW contest, and because we’re actively looking to acquire authors year round, in 2016 we will be focusing on these series-specific contests instead. This means we’ll be able to focus on one series at a time, giving authors as much in-depth information as possible. What’s more, submissions will land straight on the desk of the acquiring editors for a particular series, and it won’t need to be a full manuscript!
We’re really excited about these more targeted contests, and we hope you are too. Make sure you’re following @HarlequinSYTYCW, and keep your eyes on this blog, for all the latest updates about upcoming submission opportunities.
In the meantime, if you just can’t wait, submit to your chosen series via Submittable here!
The Harlequin Editors