May 25th, 2005
Wish I Could Take Advantage of it.

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Harlequin Blaze will be releasing six books a month beginning in July 2005. They’re having a contest to find new writers for the line. No guarantees of publication, but the first and second place winners will receive a critique of their manuscript and a year’s subscription to the Blaze series. From the contest ad: “Take the same brash, bold heroines, but take them in a NEW direction. Is there a secret twist? A unique fantasy? A storyline you’ve never see before, but has Blazing potential? Is your voice seductive? Suspenseful? Laced with attitude? Or hopelessly romantic? They’ll all work! Just remember to include a high level of sexual chemistry and, of course, steamy sensuality.”

To enter, submit a first chapter (maximum length 25 pages) and a synopsis (no more than 5 pages). The contest is open to both published and unpublished authors. Please include a cover letter telling your publishing experience, contest wins, etc. Entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2005. Winners will be announced October 15, 2005. Send your entry to:
Kathryn Lye, Editor and Contest Coordinator
Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd.
225 Duncan Mill Road,
Don Mills, Ontario
Canada, M3B 3K9

4 comments to “Wish I Could Take Advantage of it.”

  1. Sounds interesting and as though Harlequin is genuinely trying to take the line into a new, less gimmicky/line direction. (Have you seen Alison Kent’s cover for her upcoming Blaze? I love it. It’s sophisticated and cool, and oodles better looking than those filmy, red covers).

  2. Evangeline, It does sound like it. No, I’ll have to go check Alison’s book out now.

  3. Wish I could, too 🙁 I don’t have a Blaze type book written.

  4. Trace, I’m sure a lot of people will take advantage of this opportunity.