Your chance to get published / Mills & Boon launches New Voices competition

Today, leading romance publisher Mills & Boon launches the ‘X-Factor’ for fiction, a global search for a talented new author to join their galaxy of romantic fiction stars. Judged by Heat editor and author Sam Delaney and Sunday Times bestselling author Penny Jordan, New Voices is a celebration of writing and romance, and an unprecedented opportunity to be published by Mills & Boon.

Hosted at, aspiring authors will need to submit the first chapter of their Mills & Boon novel for a chance at winning the ultimate prize of seeing their book published by Mills & Boon, an editor for a year and an Apple iPad. The winner will be chosen by public vote and a panel of judges.    

Skip the ‘slushpile’
Mills & Boon receive over 2,000 unsolicited manuscripts every year, yet barely 20 ever achieve publication.

Mills & Boon New Voices is an incredible opportunity for unpublished romance writers to join the worldwide community of Mills & Boon writers.

The ‘X-Factor’ for fiction         
‘I am extremely excited to be involved in this brilliant competition’
says Heat editor and New Voices judge Sam Delaney. ‘It’s a great opportunity for talented writers to get their work noticed. Working with a publisher as renowned as Mills & Boon will be a great pleasure and loads of fun.’

‘Writing for Mills & Boon genuinely is like being part of a family’ says author and New Voices judge Penny Jordan. ‘It’s an incredibly special relationship, and one that has sustained me many times over the years.’

Get involved…
New Voices is not just for writers, it’s for readers and romantic fiction fans too, who can have their say, vote for their favourite authors and leave feedback – good or bad! – via The website will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes video footage from author mentors, writing tips and hints from bestselling novelists, and fun romantic facts – from celebrity weddings to love letters and even how to guarantee dating success!

Romance writing wannabes also have the chance to learn from the experts at a nationwide series of writing workshops, hosted throughout August and September. For more details, visit

…and get under the new covers          
Mills & Boon unveil a striking new look in September 2010. The redesigned covers are a vibrant new approach to the publisher’s trademark escapist romantic fiction. The winner of New Voices will be one of the first newly commissioned authors to be published in the brand new look.

Enter New Voices now at

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