Publishers: M & B

About

Each month, Mills & Boon publish 50 new titles, with manuscripts from 200 authors living in the UK and a further 1,300 worldwide. Every five seconds there is a new Mills & Boon book sold within the UK.

There are currently 10 products in the Mills & Boon series:

Modern: This is one romance you’ll never want to end! Glamorous and sophisticated, these passionate romance titles feature international affairs, seduction and passion.

Modern Extra: Sizzling, stylish and sensual – the ultimate temptation. Titles feature intense relationships, reflecting shared feelings, desires and dreams.

Romance: Dare to dream… Warm and emotionally fulfilling, this series captures the magic of falling in love. They are sparkling, fresh and tender love stories.

Blaze: Hot and Sexy, couples in contemporary romantic relationships embark on sexual adventures and fantasy journeys. There is a promise of intimate experiences and total scorching satisfaction.

Medical: The best medicine of all for healing any sort of ailment. These delightful contemporary romances set against the background of the medical profession with glamorous young nurses and doctors to make your heart race.

Historical: Love and passion bring the past to life! From medieval sagas to the roaring twenties, rich and vivid, these novels capture the essence of times gone by.

Desire 2-in-1: Two passionate, daring and provocative love stories in every book, for the ultimate extended read.

Special Edition: Compelling romances packed with emotion. These books tackle sensitive issues while embracing the romantic ideal that love can conquer all.

Superromance: Realistic and passionate, these contemporary novels are longer and more involved – a bigger, action-packed read, so when you just can’t put that book down, you won’t have to!

Intrigue: Romance suspense at its best: Danger, deception and desire are at the forefront of these gripping mysteries.

It doesn’t just stop there. Mills & Boon aim to develop fresh, exciting series that will appeal to new and current readers alike. The next new series is Nocturne, based on supernatural passions.

Company history

2008 marks 100 years of Mills & Boon.

The publisher, now a subsidiary of Harlequin Enterprises Ltd., has grown to become the UK’s undisputed market leader in romance fiction publishing, entrenched in the hearts and minds of its avid readership.

Since two dashing young entrepreneurs – Gerald Mills and Charles Boon – launched the company in 1908 with just a modest £1,000, millions of women across the globe have been entranced by their books, reaching into their handbags or to their bookshelves to spend a few hours transported into a fantasy world of intrigue, danger, passion and romance.

Such is the strength of the brand that in 1982, a Mills & Boon book was added to a time capsule in the grounds of Castle Howard, Yorkshire, to mark the 60th anniversary of the BBC. The capsule contained ‘vital clues of life in 1982 of generations to come’. Also, in 1997 the Oxford English Dictionary added ‘Mills & Boon’ to its esteemed canon – meaning, ‘romantic story book’.

Mills & Boon’s army of dedicated readers know that once they pick a brightly coloured paperback, they will be taken on an easy, thrilling read – with a guaranteed happy ending. Alan Boon, one of the masterminds behind the stylised romances, once declared that the books “could take the place of Valium” – because they are so well known for their restorative quality.

Recent Activity

Writer Submissions

Mills & Boon require the first three chapters and a short synopsis of the story. The synopsis of your story should give a clear idea of both your plot and characters and be no more than two pages. Your covering letter should outline pertinent facts about yourself as a writer including your familiarity with the romance genre and previous publishing experience. Please indicate what series you think your project is appropriate for, and if it is completed.

SEND YOUR SUBMISSION TO:

Editorial Department
Harlequin Mills & Boon Ltd
Eton House
18-24 Paradise Road
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1SR
United Kingdom

Email: We now also accept queries or submissions by email. Please send any email submissions as a Word document attachment to: submissions@hmb.co.uk