HARLEQUIN / MILLS & BOON SO YOU THINK YOU CAN WRITE CONTEST ("Writing Contest") OFFICIAL RULES
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Amendment to Official Rules (October 8, 2015): The Top 50 Voting Phase has been amended to include the top 55 First Chapters (as defined below). Changes in the rules have been highlighted below.
How to enter: To participate in the Writing Contest, entrants are required to have a Wattpad account. There are no fees associated with the creation of a Wattpad account. To create a Wattpad account, entrants can visit to register online. During the Initial Manuscript Commentary and Submission Phase (as set out below), entrants must upload to Wattpad one (1) eligible full manuscript (see Submission Requirements below) suitable for publication under a Harlequin Imprint (as defined below) (each, an "Initial Manuscript Submission"), published by Harlequin Books S.A., an affiliate of Harlequin Enterprises Limited (the "Sponsor"), and tag the submission with the hashtag #SYTYCW15 and a hashtag indicating which Imprint (as defined below) the manuscript is to be considered for (e.g., #Nocturne, #Blaze, etc.) (each an "Imprint Hashtag"). Initial Manuscript Submissions that do not comply with the Submission Requirements set out below will be disqualified. The Sponsor, together with WP Technology Inc. (the "Administrator"), shall administer the Writing Contest. The Writing Contest begins at 5:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time ("EDT") on July 2, 2015 and ends at 4:59 PM Eastern Standard Time ("EST") on November 17, 2015 (the "Contest Period"). The Writing Contest consists of the following six (6) phases:
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Initial Manuscript Commentary and Submission Phase
July 2, 2015 (EDT)
September 21, 2015 (EDT)
First Chapter Judging Phase
September 22, 2015 (EDT)
October 6, 2015 (EDT)
Top 55 Voting Phase
October 8, 2015 (EDT)
October 14, 2015 (EDT)
Final Manuscript Submission Phase
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