Today’s Challenge Results: First Meeting Feedback

Results of our First Meeting Challenge are in!

Our team of editors randomly selected five of your first meeting entries. Here are their critiques! We enjoyed seeing those sparks fly and hope you’ll keep going on your writing journeys.

Thank you for submitting all your fabulous first meetings!

Best Laid Plans by Lindsay Larson

Holiday Fling to Wedding Ring by Narelle Buxton

Out of Her Comfort Zone by Judy Yi

Smoldering Flames by Kimmie Ferrell

Untitled by Shelly Prince

If you entry wasn’t critiqued here (we are only so many editors), you still have time to enter our final challenge!


Challenge Three: The 100-Word Pitch

Send in a 100-word pitch for your story by 10 am EST Friday, September 18 and you may be one of 5 entries randomly chosen to receive personalized feedback at 2 pm EST from our editors!

Email:, subject line “PITCH Challenge.” Entry can be no more than 100 words. (Your pitch is your story in a nutshell, showing off your romantic leads, plot, and hooks in order to pique the editors’ and voters’ interest!)

Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #SYTYCW15, and follow @HarlequinSYTYCW.