Know Any In-Real-Life Heroines?

Do you know a kick-ass woman who inspires you? Of course you do! Heck, who doesn’t? The world is full of kick-ass women, and Harlequin celebrates them every year with the More Than Words award. So if you know someone who deserves a big fat check for their favorite charity and to have a novella written about their amazing life story, now’s your chance to make that happen for her. Come on, you have a little time to kill. Use it to brag about someone special. Details below:


Each year, the Harlequin More Than Words award is given to three women who have worked hard to change people’s lives for the better. Inspired by their accomplishments, Harlequin donates $15,000 to each winner’s charity of choice and then pairs each winner with a bestselling Harlequin author who turns her story into a novella that’s released to the public as a free e-book.

Nominations for the 2014 awards have just opened and will be open until August 9th. To nominate someone you know who is making a difference in the world, or to nominate yourself, you need to submit a few sentences on the nominee, the charity she’s involved in, what inspires her and how she’s inspiring others. The nomination form is available here:

After the nominations are closed in August, the entrants are narrowed down to 5 finalists and the public votes for 3 winners (in November). Then, winners are announced in December, and honored through the $15,000 donation, the novella written about them and feature coverage on Harlequin’s site! It’s a great program to honor all of the women who spend their time and energy doing things for others and might not be getting the recognition they deserve!

If you’d like to read about last year’s winners, you can get the contest novellas for free at