SARA August 16 Monthly Meeting Special Event

Presented by Adrienne Macintosh, Editor, Harlequin Books

10:30am-4pm, John Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy, San Antonio, TX

This members-only workshop is exclusively for our SARA chapter members (annual membership is only $35 for RWA members), and will cover such topics as:

Tips for submissions – queries, synopses, and manuscripts

  • What an editor is looking for in your submission
  • What to include about your book in the query and the synopsis
  • What to include about yourself in the query
  • How much of the book to submit
  • What an editor is looking for in first chapters

Tips for pitches

  • In-person pitches
  • Social media pitches (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Contests

Career Insights

  • Advantages of traditional publishers vs. small press vs. self-publishing
  • Your author brand
  • Options for promotion

Since joining Harlequin in 2005, Adrienne has worked on a number of imprints and special projects, giving her a great appreciation for the wide variety of stories Harlequin publishes. She is currently an editor for Harlequin American, Blaze and Heartwarming—which can be a very interesting combination!

Adrienne lives in Toronto and is renowned throughout the company for her sweet tooth and black thumb.

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