Yes, you heard (read) right. Apparently, Harlequin/Mills & Boon editor’s are not receiving as many submissions as they’d like for their Medical Romance line, so they have put out a call for submissions. Medical Romance’s are popular worldwide, especially in France.
From Editor Sheila Hogson posted on the Harlequin blog:
Are you an aspiring romance writer who also:
♥ Loves medical heroes – can’t get enough of Hugh Laurie’s brilliant but guarded hearted doctor, Gregory House; the irresistible charm of Grey’s Anatomy McDreamy (also known as Dr Derek Shepherd), or George Clooney’s warm-hearted but maverick pediatrician Dr Doug Ross in ER?
♥ Has longed for an opportunity to write contemporary romances set amidst the excitement, warmth and passion of today’s medical world?
♥ Is a fan of the Medical Romance series and would love to be published in this unique, globally distributed series?
If your answer to any of the above is YES, then here is a great opportunity to get your fabulous work in front of a Medical Romance editor – fast!
Harlequin®/Mills & Boon® Medical Romance™ is looking for new authors – and if you send us a first chapter, three chapters, or even a full manuscript of a romance in a medical setting, then we will give it a fast-track read…and get you a fast-tracked response this summer!
- Send us a cover letter with a synopsis of your story and characters (no more than two pages) along with anything from the first chapter of the story to the complete manuscript.
- In order to be eligible for fast-tracking, submissions must be received between 1st and 24th August (12.00 Midnight BST, British Summer Time) 2010.
- You must email your submission (as a Word document attachment) to mailto:medicalfasttrack%40hmb.co.uk and make sure you include your current email address in you covering letter as you will receive your response by email.
Mid-Summer Madness: Fast-Tracking Har. Medical Submissions
Harlequin/Mill & Boon Medical Romance Guidelines