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Harlequin Is Accepting YA Submission

I saw a YA sale to MIRA the other day at Publisher’s Marketplace. I emailed Harlequin and was told that Harlequin appears to be entering the YA market and are “seeking YA submissions, notably in the areas of paranormal, fantasy/sci-fi, relationship/romance and social issues.” Currently, the YA program is only taking agented submissions.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Laura Vivanco
    Apr 11, 2008 @ 09:51:16

    Harlequin’s Kimani Tru line’s been around since 2007 and it’s a YA line so Harlequin’s already in the YA market. Kimani Tru’s a line just for YA books, though, whereas I get the impression that MIRA is Harlequin’s “single title” line. I know that sounds like a contradiction in terms, but MIRA‘s where Harlequin publishes books in a variety of genres: “mainstream fiction, including contemporary and historical romance; historical fiction; literary fiction; suspense; thrillers; paranormal; family sagas and relationship novels.” And apparently MIRA will accept “Agented submissions only.”

    Anyway, I suspect you know most/all of that, but I thought I’d mention it anyway, just in case.

  2. Jane
    Apr 11, 2008 @ 10:18:20

    Good catch. I just got a response that while the submission guidelines are concrete, right now, “Currently, the YA program is only taking agented submissions.”

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  5. Ross M Nkama
    Jul 09, 2009 @ 03:16:08

    i am an author i just published my fisrt book and i want to publish 2 ready written books to you. so would you tell me what is your requirement for me to publish my books and romances. thank you

  6. Mechelle Fogelsong
    Jul 22, 2009 @ 23:08:09

    They have a web site now. It’s at

  7. Mayah Balse
    Aug 16, 2009 @ 05:44:03

    by Mayah Balse – 16 Aug 2009
    I am a widely published author and journalist.I have written several romantic stories for women’s magazines and a dozen books, all published in India. I have experience in writing on the occult too. One of my non-fiction books deals with mystics and men of miracles. I am interested in writing for Harlequin. How do I do about it? Thanks
    Mayah Balse

  8. Ross M.Nkama
    Oct 11, 2009 @ 12:39:43

    I am Ross M Nkama i am an writer , i have written some african interesting love story and some books (religious and cultural )which i would like harlequin to publish. as some of my books revenue sustain the less priviliged in the society thru a foundation that i have founded “Grass Basket Foundation”

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