Tuesday, 19 March 2013

We've Got The Love. . .You've Got The Words - new romance imprint HarperImpulse is open for submissions!‏

A fantastic new project going on at HarperCollins that is about to start up in 5 weeks time called HarperImpulse!
It is a wonderful chance to be noticed and have your stories published!

Harper Impulse


We’ve got the love – and our inbox is open!

Kimberley Young is publishing director of Women’s Fiction at HarperCollins.  Kim has over ten years of experience in editing commercial women’s fiction. She has a soft spot for rom coms and is currently obsessed with new adult and short reads.   Kim simply can’t pick her one favourite romance hero of all time, as there are too many good ones to choose from. Instead she has a new flavour each and every month.  So, today her pick is Deacon Claybourne from the new series Nashville. Why? He’s brooding, plays the guitar and only loves one woman...

Katie Sadler is the digital marketing manager at HarperFiction and is deeply attached to her Smartphone/laptop/iPad/wherever she can get on to the Internet. She loves reading anything and everything, particularly crime and fantasy when there’s a really good hero. Her favourite ever romantic hero is Westley from the Princess Bride, but only when he stops being the sappy farm boy and turns into the Dread Pirate Roberts.  She’s on the other end of @HarperImpulse, so send her a tweet and say hello!

Richard Parfitt started in publishing in 2000, and after a brief side step into the world of television, now works at HarperCollins in Technology and gets himself involved in all sorts of projects and plans across the business. His absolute favourite project is Harper Impulse and since getting involved has found himself rabidly reading all manner of romance fiction!
A geek at heart, his natural preference is for SF and fantasy themed romance, so is looking forward to reading any submissions about cross dressing sex bots in space.

Charlotte Ledger began working in publishing in 2011 and has always been a book lover but, since watching her first episode of Dawson’s Creek when she was 13, she’s found it impossible to resist a good love story! Pacey Witter stole her heart and her life it seems as her addiction for all things romance eventually led to her working at Mills & Boon. Thrilled to be at Harper Impulse, she can’t wait to fall in love with your submissions and find the next exciting new voices in Romance. So what are you waiting for? The inbox is open! You can follow Charlotte on twitter @girl_on_a_ledge. 

Curious and want more details?

Who Are They?
* Impulse is a new digital first imprint that will publish romance fiction for today's woman - bought to you from the women's fiction team at HarperCollins.
* Their aim is to find, publish and break new talent from debut authors and import the hottest trends from the U.S. Whether that is through short reads for your mobile phone or epic sagas that span the generations - we want to proudly publish romance fiction that gets everybody talking.
* They are aiming to reach out to women who read everything from big summer bonkbusters to the most recent 99p read on the Kindle top 10. Women who love glossy magazines, chick lit films from favourite weepies such as The Notebook, to laugh out loud comedies like Bridesmaids and the very best in original storytelling!

What They Are Looking For?
* New writers who dare to be different
* The Imprint will publish from fun & fast Adult and New Adult genre fiction to more mainstream novels; particularly contemporary, historical, paranormal and erotic fiction.
* They are looking for any length & really want writers who want to push the boundaries in terms of storytelling.

The Inbox Is Open:

They want your stories now!!email at romance@harpercollins.co.uk with your completed manuscript, covering letter and brief synopsis

Full submission guides can be found on their Facebook Page

Email romance@harpercollins.co.uk or Tweet @HarperImpulse

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