Length: 50,000–100,000 words
Executive Editor: Natashya Wilson
Editor: TS Ferguson
Editorial Office: New York
Harlequin Teen is…
Fresh, authentic teen fiction featuring extraordinary characters and extraordinary stories set in contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, science-fiction and historical worlds.
We're looking for commercial, high-concept stories that capture the teen experience and will speak to readers with power and authenticity. All subgenres are welcome, so long as the book delivers a relevant reading experience that will resonate long after the book's covers are closed. We expect that many of our stories will include a compelling romantic element.
Harlequin Teen is a single-title program dedicated to building authors and publishing unique, memorable young-adult fiction. Stories with the unforgettable romance, characters and atmosphere of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga, the witty humor of Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries novels, the edgy emotion of Jay Asher's Th1rteen R3asons Why, the thrilling danger of Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games, the futuristic world-building of Scott Westerfeld's Uglies, and the power of Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief are examples of the range and depth of projects that we're seeking.
We are currently accepting agented submissions only. Agents, please submit a partial or complete manuscript with full synopsis.
Natashya Wilson, Executive Editor
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New York, NY 10007