Written by Emily Harstone October 5th, 2023

Love Inspired & Love Inspired Suspense: Now Open to Manuscript Queries

Love Inspired is an imprint of Harlequin that focuses on the Christian romance market. They describe themselves as publishing “Contemporary inspirational romances that feature Christian characters facing the many challenges of life and love in today’s world. You can see the catalogue for this imprint here.

Love Inspired Suspense is an imprint of Harlequin that focuses on publishing work where romance and suspense are both major elements. They describe the work they publish as “Edge-of-the-seat, contemporary romantic suspense tales of intrigue and romance featuring Christian characters facing challenges to their faith…and to their lives”.  You can see the catalogue for this imprint here.

You can read our review of Harlequin, and their digital imprint Carina, if you want to learn more about the company as a whole, but this article very much focuses on these two related imprints. I don’t usually group two imprints together and I don’t often review imprints if the publisher as a whole mostly publishes one genre. However, these imprints are clearly linked by their name and their focus on the Christian market, which also sets them a part from the Harlequin catalogue as a whole.

Like all Harlequin imprints you submit your work through Submittable. Both imprints are seeking complete manuscripts that are 55,000 words in length, along with 3-5 page synopsis of the book. Both imprints want the book to reflect a Christian worldview and contain wholesome values. Both imprints are seeking books featuring “relationships that emphasize emotional intimacy rather than sexual desire.”

There are lots of other details about the specifics the imprints are seeking, the editors involved and their promotional plans. You just have to go to Harlequin’s submittable account and scroll down to the end of their imprint list to get details about both publishers. Follow the submission guidelines carefully before submitting.



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