Romance stories are all about real, relatable women and strong, deeply
desirable men experiencing the intensity, anticipation and
sheer rush of falling in love!
For explanations and tips about conflict, dialogue and emotion visit How to Write the Perfect Romance at Harlequin.com.
- A Romance
novel is all about the heroine, she is key in this series! Our heroines need to
be real and relatable, and her story
should make the reader wish they were in the heroine’s shoes!
We need a hero we
can immediately trust, who is worthy of the heroine. Not all our heroes are super rich
international tycoons (although some might be!) but they’re successful in their
own right and should be a strong man our heroine would aspire to be with.
Gorgeous and glamourous settings are encouraged and international
settings also work well to add the aspirational element to our romances.
- We welcome heroes and heroines from all backgrounds and nationalities.
Low sensuality: these stories are
high on emotional and sensual tension but have no explicit sexual detail.
- Captivating internal emotional conflicts that
will sustain the story over 50,000 words.
- Delivers a fresh take on classic
is the home of feel-good, entertaining and fresh paced romance.
because these romances are sweet, it doesn’t mean they can’t be
Throw your reader straight into the
One Fine Day for
its warmth and tear jerking properties. The Notebook for
its emotional depth, The Vow for its emotional conflicts, Dear
its focus on the central relationship, Life as We Know It, The Proposal and The
Back-Up Plan for
in Harlequin Romance
Falling for the Boss, Weddings,
Boss, Office Romance, Couples Reunited, Royalty, Rags-to-Riches, Friends to
Lovers, Secret Babies/Pregnancy, Aristocracy, Mediterranean Heroes, Seasonal
(e.g. Christmas). Harlequin
or Cowboy themes.
Did You Know?
Romance was the very first Harlequin series
Romance has published two new authors in 2016 - Katrina Cudmore and Bella Bucannon!
are four new Harlequin Romance books available each month.
Editor: Bryony Green
Editor: Flo Nicoll
Editorial Office: London, UK
N.B. Please note that as per current editorial policy we ask that
you do not submit more than one manuscript at a time for our consideration. Please be patient and wait for feedback
before submitting your next project.