Tina James is the Senior Editor of Love Inspired Historical and Love Inspired Suspense, who is sharing about the Love Inspired Historical line.
The Love Inspired Historical line offers captivating stories of romance and adventure set in earlier eras, when faith played a major role in everyday lives. From rugged handsome cowboys of the West to proper English gentlemen in Regency England, Love Inspired Historical books sweep readers away to a place where love is timeless.
If you’re interested in writing a historical romance, now is a wonderful time to submit to Love Inspired Historical. Since expanding our offerings from two books to four books a month, we have some great opportunities for both new, unpublished authors, and previously published authors.
We are seeking manuscripts approximately 70,000-75,000 words in length, rich in historical details and set in various countries and time periods, ranging from biblical times through World War II. Our most popular period is westerns, set mostly in the 1800s. After all, who can resist reading about rugged handsome cowboys of the West? But we are also looking for a variety of settings including Regency, Scottish, Amish and exotic locales.
Some innovative story ideas that I would be interested in seeing include—stories about women pioneers who become doctors, nurses, social workers, journalists, suffragettes or teachers; stories about bounty hunters; stories about immigrants coming to America; or stories set in Africa or Asia about missionaries.
We are looking for writers who can craft a compelling, highly emotional and historically accurate romance. We want to see unique, engaging writing styles, with likeable and believable characters whose actions are appropriate to their time periods. We want to see opening chapters that grab the reader’s attention from the first line of the story.
Please see our writing guidelines at www.Harlequin.com to learn more about Love Inspired Historical.
If your author voice, characters and plot fit Love Inspired Historical, I hope I’ve encouraged you to try to write a Love Inspired Historical and submit it to me.
If you’re a published author, we only require a synopsis and three sample chapters.
For unpublished authors, we ask that you submit a synopsis and complete manuscript. You can mail your submission to my attention at 233 Broadway, Suite 1001, New York, NY 10279 or have your agent get in touch with me.