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WELCOME TO THE HARLEQUIN SUBMISSIONS PAGE! One of the world's leading publishers of books for women, Harlequin issues titles in 34 languages and sells its books in 102 international markets. Publishing more than 110 titles monthly and more than 1,300 authors from around the world, Harlequin has offices in 15 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world.     Harlequin is unique in the publishing industry, combining highly recognizable imprints, a global reach, a successful reader service and diverse reading platforms including ebooks, audio and mobile phone applications. We’re constantly on the lookout for talented new authors and we eagerly await your submission!   You’ll find writing and submission guidelines for all of our romance series below. Our Harlequin series romance books (sometimes called category romance) offer the benefits of global distribution and a recognizable and respected brand that our readers understand and love. All of our series romance titles feature a STRONG CENTRAL ROMANCE. A sustained conflict between the hero and heroine leading to a Happily Ever After is at the heart of every story. The best way to become familiar with the line you’re targeting (and increase your chances of submitting successfully) is to read what we’re publishing at harlequin.com [http://www.harlequin.com/store.html]. Our single title lines, including HQN, MIRA and Harlequin Teen ACCEPT AGENTED SUBMISSIONS ONLY.  Our digital-first, adult fiction imprint, Carina Press, accepts submissions in a range of genres, including romance, science fiction, fantasy, mystery and more. To submit to Carina Press, please visit carinapress.com [http://carinapress.com/blog/submission-guidelines/].  We accept .doc, .docx and .rtf formats, and request that you name your files with the following convention: Line Name_Title_Author First and Last Name. For example: Harlequin Desire_The Tycoon_Jane Smith. All submissions must include: a cover letter with your legal name and pseudonym (if applicable), manuscript title and word length, a brief biographical statement including any previous writing credits, and a short description of the book (your pitch or teaser) a 2-7 page (requirements vary by series) synopsis that describes your book in detail, including plot outline, character development and story/conflict resolution Either the first three chapters or the full manuscript of your book (requirements vary by series; please check individual guidelines when you click “submit”) You must be registered with Submittable to submit your manuscript. You will be prompted to create an account when you begin the submission process. PLEASE SUBMIT TO ONLY ONE CATEGORY AT A TIME, WITH ONLY ONE SUBMISSION AT A TIME.We accept submissions in English only.  Please allow approximately 12 weeks for a response to your submission. Submission times may vary depending on the current volume of submissions. If a response has not been received after 12-14 weeks, you can follow up by adding a note to your submission, or by emailing submissions@harlequin.com, including your name, manuscript title and the Harlequin series name in the subject line of your email. Please allow 72 business hours for a response. For general inquiries, please check our Frequently Asked Questions [http://www.harlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=541&chapter=0].  For writing tips and advice from our editorial team visit soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com [http://www.soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com/] and our SOLD! [http://sold.soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com/] blog.

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