The Romance Slam Jam convention and events celebrate diversity in publishing, with a focus on romance, women’s fiction and the readers who love them.  Harlequin is excited to be offerng three Open House sessions in February, March and April to introduce aspiring authors to Harlequin and support them in their publishing journey.  

Get to Know Harlequin

Harlequin is the world’s largest romanc epublisher and sells two books every second to readers worldwide. Join Harlequin Senior Executive Editor Glenda Howard and Harlequin Intrigue Senior Editor Denise Zaza to learn about Harlequin’s 12 romance lines and which one best matches your romance story or style. Have your questions answered about the business of writing and publishing romance novels. One lucky attendee will win a free one-on-one first chapter critique provided by

February 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM Registration is now full!

Check-in With An Editor

Meet one-on-one with a Harlequin editor for immediate feedback on your story idea at an early stage and which romance line may be best suited to your story. Come prepared with your story hook (aspects of the characters or setting that are popular with readers) and read Harlequin’s writing guidelines for information on all romance lines.  

March 27, 2021  Register by February 20, 2021.

Conquering the First Chapter

Dreading the first chapter? Join a workshop led by Harlequin editors with tips on starting your story in the heat of the moment and how to write a first chapter that readers won’t be able to put down. bring your questions and your story idea. 

April 24, 2021  Registration to come.

Prepare for your Pitch

Learn to hook your reader (and editor!) with a compelling story blurb that you can use in your synopsis, cover letters and pitch sessoin.  This interactive workshop will help you prepare a polished and irresistible pitch. 

May 24, 2021  Registration to come. 

Learn More

Learn more about Romance Slam Jam’s virtual conference, coming in August 2021.

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