Our Sponsors

Black Pens is honoured to partner with the following sponsors for the 2022 retreat.

Because of them, attendees will have an experience they will never forget.

Harlequin/Mills & Boon

Harlequin is a leading publisher of popular fiction and nonfiction, and the world’s largest publisher of romantic fiction. Harlequin has something for every romance reader. We publish 11 different romance lines that offer unique and uplifting happily-ever-after romances ranging from sexy to sweet, historical to suspenseful, and more. Alongside our ever-popular romance lines, Harlequin publishes a wide range of editorial, from general and women’s fiction to young adult fiction, narrative nonfiction, and more through its seven trade fiction imprints: Carina Press; Mira Books; HQN Books; Graydon House Books; Park Row Books; Hanover Square Press; and Inkyard Press.

Visit Harlequin.com to discover books. Visit WriteforHarlequin.com for aspiring romance writers.

Sweeping readers off their feet for over 100 years, Mills & Boon is the UK’s #1 publisher of romantic fiction. Publishing over 700 titles a year, a Mills & Boon book is sold every 10 seconds in the UK. Mills & Boon has a romance for every reader, promising a happily-ever-after ending every time. Across every romance genre, from historical to contemporary, rom-com to romantic suspense, our compelling, uplifting romances guarantee an instant escape to fantasy worlds. We are proud to publish over 1,300 authors, including Sunday Times bestseller Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Naima Simone and Georgia Toffolo’s Meet Me In… series.

Visit the website or follow them on Twitter @MillsandBoon, on Facebook.com/millsandboon or on Instagram.com/millsandboonuk.

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ProWritingAid is a writing coach, editing software, and grammar checker all in one package. ProWritingAid is the only platform that offers world-class grammar and style checking combined with more in-depth reports to help you strengthen your writing. Our unique combination of suggestions, articles, videos, and quizzes makes writing fun and interactive. ProWritingAid has more integrations than any other software, so you can use it wherever you write.

If you would like to partner with or sponsor Black Pens, please visit this page or fill out the form below – we would be honoured!