If you have a strong commercial work of fiction, memoir or non-fiction Australian stories for adults, we would love to hear from you.
Want to publish with Harlequin? We have two exciting imprints that are acquiring now.
HQ: One place. Many stories.
HQ is the new home of diverse and compelling Australian fiction, designed to appeal to a readership of smart, curious women.
Our fiction list focuses on electrifying suspense, gripping family sagas, compelling historical stories and clever contemporary women’s fiction.
HQ’s tailored nonfiction list focuses on stories of ordinary Australians doing extraordinary things, women’s self-actualisation stories and selected wellness titles with a focus on women’s self-empowerment.
MIRA: Entertain, enrich, inspire
Our stellar romance imprint goes from strength to strength, publishing the nation’s best-loved brand names as well as exciting debuts.
Focusing on fiction, MIRA seeks Australian stories with strong romantic elements to entertain and enrich women’s lives. From contemporary to historical, community-based romances to nail-biting romantic suspense, MIRA has a story for every romance fan.
Please submit only if you have a complete manuscript that is at least 80,000 words. Incomplete manuscripts will not be considered.
Email to: Submissions
RULES FOR SUBMITTING
In the body of your email, tell us about yourself:
Identify which imprint you're submitting to
100 words about you
Where in cyberspace we can find you (links are good)
What you've done, including any previously published or self-published works
Whether you're part of any writers groups
Whether you have any media contacts/a blogger profile
Attach your manuscript:
Must be complete and at least 80,000 words
12 pt Times New Roman or 11 pt Calibri font
Normal or wide margins (not narrow)
Attach a pitch and synopsis:
Please keep the word count to less than 300 words
Specify the genre, word count and intended audience of your manuscript
Give us a comparison title: what other published books does your manuscript resemble?
How will we reach your readers? Do you have a social media presence? Do you know other authors or influencers who will talk about your book? Do you have a journalism or writing background? Let us know.
Attach it as a Word/PDF document to your email as a separate document to your manuscript
- Focus on main character trajectories, central plot and important themes
- Please make the synopsis less than 500 words
- Attach it as a Word document, seperate to your manuscript
All manuscripts will be read and reviewed but please give us at least three months to do so: we have a lot of submissions! We will respond to all manuscripts with an email.