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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Twitter Tuesday~WriteOnCon & Harlequin

To say I was busy last week would be a gross understatement! I hardly poked my nose in at Twitter at all. Harlequin was putting on a fantastic So You Think You Can Write week in which they gave us unprecedented access to the editors of their house. It was a great learning experience but of course I had other motives as well. Ever since finishing one of my novels I have wanted to submit it to Harlequin because I felt it would be a great fit for their Teen imprint. The problem was, Harlequin's Teen imprint doesn't accept unsolicited (unagented) submissions, so I couldn't. Until last week! At then end of the week they opened submissions. Most of Harlequin's imprint's accept unsolicited manuscripts but for their Teen imprint this was special. I couldn't miss it! So I leave you with a meager two tweets from Twitter for last week.

The fabulous WriteOnCon ladies do it again. This will be a free chat with literary agent Stephen Barbara. Check it out here:
@ElanaJ Dude! Did you guys see? @WriteOnCon's monthly event in Nov w/ lit. agent Stephen Barbara and @LeilaSalesBooks! http://www.writeoncon.com/

And for you young adult writers whose story has a vein of romance to it, you don't want to miss this rare opportunity to submit to Harlequin! Hurry, it's only open until the 15th of December!
@HeatherMcCorkle The final challenge of the week, submit your novel! http://tinyurl.com/26cvcou YA writers you don't want to miss this rare opportunity!

Good luck to everyone who submits to Harlequin!

14 comments:

  1. Heather, Thanks for a heads up on the contest and the WriteOnCon's monthly event.
    Is the contest at Harlequin only for YA? I checked out the link and it appears for everyone. I'm thinking of sending mine if it's open to all. My days have been a blur, so maybe I missed something. Probably in bold print. That's why. :)

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  2. You're welcome Karlene! Don't worry, as busy as you are, how could you not miss something? It is open for everyone! You should definitely send your novel in. Good luck!

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  3. Yeah!!! Thanks. I will for sure. Now... off to work on it.

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  4. Fantastic! My fingers are crossed for you!

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  5. Fantastic information Heather.

    I wish I wrote teen romance. Not yet. The series I am working on will not have romance until the third book. I'm currently on the second.

    Good luck!

    Michael

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  6. Thank you Michael! Most of my stories have at least a vein of romance in them. I never really realized it until I started looking at who to submit to.

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  7. Ooh, thanks on the links for the contest. I wonder if I'll submit or not? Will mull it over...

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  8. You should definitely submit Lydia! You have nothing to lose if you do but an opportunity to lose if you don't...

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  9. This is such a great opportunity for writers! HQN in a great publisher and, like you said, those who do not have representation yet, this is great for those writers wishing to publish with HQN! Thanks for sharing!

    PS- The new look is great! I love the whole wintry atmosphere to your blog!

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  10. So true Lindsey! I'm glad you like the new look. Thank you!

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  11. Sounds like it's all systems go, Heather! :) Good luck! And thanks for the heads up on WriteOnCon and Harlequin.

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  12. Thank you Talli!And you're welcome!

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  13. When I first read about this, I thought submissions were only open to the participants of the So You Think You Can Write week, which I had already missed some of. Now that I reread it, it looks like it's for anyone. Right?

    I submitted my ms to an agent who sells exclusively to Harlequin and - while a rejection - he gave me some fabulous advice for a rewrite and I'm almost done. So thanks so much for this link, I would've missed out!!
    erica

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  14. I'm so glad you reread this Erica! Yes, it's open to everyone, even if you didn't participate in the editorial week. That's fantastic that you received such great feedback. The timing does seem perfect! My fingers are crossed for you!

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