Harlequin Searches for New Writers

So You Think You Can Write Event Allows Aspiring Writers To Spend A Week With More Than 50 Harlequin Editors

Oct 28, 2010, 16:16 ET from Harlequin Enterprises Limited

TORONTO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Harlequin Enterprises Limited (www.eHarlequin.com), a global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, is hosting a five-day So You Think You Can Write event, from November 1 – 5, 2010, to discover aspiring new authors.

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So You Think You Can Write allows hopeful novelists to spend an entire working week with more than 50 Harlequin editors and USA TODAY bestselling authors through social-media tools such as blogs, podcasts, webinars, community chats, community discussions and Twitter. Harlequin editors believe that by engaging unpublished writers, explaining the tremendous appeal of the romance genre and offering professional insights into crafting the perfect story, they can help promising young novelists hone their skills and get started on the path to publication.

"It's incumbent upon Harlequin to seek out fresh voices," said Loriana Sacilotto, Executive Vice President, Global Editorial.  "Talented writers can bring with them an exciting new perspective, contributing to the evolution of the genre.  So You Think You Can Write is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring authors and Harlequin editors because you never know where you might find the next Nora Roberts, Susan Mallery, Heather Graham or Nalini Singh."

Together with writing tips and tools, So You Think You Can Write also offers aspiring authors virtual "face" time with 50 editors who may want to buy their books, community discussions with USA TODAY bestselling authors, live chat with editors in the Harlequin community, podcasts with editors and authors, webinars with editors, daily challenges to test writing skills and a special in-box for unpublished writers to submit their manuscripts directly to Harlequin editors.

About Harlequin

Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 32 languages and sold in 115 international markets. The company produces over 110 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,100 authors from around the world. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Harlequin's Web site is located at www.eHarlequin.com. Harlequin has offices in 19 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information please visit www.eHarlequin.com.

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