Thank you for submitting your proposal to American Romance. Your submission has now been carefully evaluated but, unfortunately, it's not quite right for us.
For American Romance, we're looking for stories of 70-75,000 words with credible, well-developed characters, a fast-paced, complex plot, high-energy writing and a vivid sense of place. While your manuscript has some of these elements, it lacks others.
Although we would like to send every author a more detailed critique of his or her work, the volume of submissions we receive makes this impossible. You may wish to review the Literary Marketplace at your local library for other potential homes for your work.
Please be aware that at 59,000 words, your story is too short for American Romance.
We're sorry to disappoint you with this decision. It is an enormous achievement to write a novel, and we thank you for thinking of Harlequin. We wish you the best of luck with your future writing.
Harlequin American Romance/Blaze