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MEDICAL ROMANCE GUIDELINES

Intense, uplifting and relatable romances set in the medical world. Experience the rollercoaster of emotions, ambitions and desires of today's medical professionals. 

We're committed to publishing for our diverse global readership, and are actively seeking to acquire authors from underrepresented backgrounds. If you feel that's you, and you have a story to tell that features the key elements below, then we would love to read it!

As with all Mills & Boon series, we read all submissions and you do not need to have an agent to submit. 

Mills & Boon Medical Romance Key Elements

Contemporary romance novels set in the medical world.

  • Focus of the story must be on the development of the central romantic relationship against the backdrop of a contemporary medical setting.
  • Dynamic and dedicated medical professional heroes at the top of their game with hearts of gold and smart, professional, empathetic, modern-day heroines.
  • Heroes and heroines who work together in a medical setting - their working relationship, medical drams etc. help to drive the romantic relationship.
  • Contemporary, international medical settings are , however, integral to the story, and the central relationship should rise out of them.
  • A range of sensuality from intensely passionate to warm and tender.
  • An emotionally intense read, ranging from the traditional to the ground breaking.
  • Innovative emotional conflicts, and traditional emotional themes developed in a unique way are all welcome.
  • Word count of 50,000

Featured in Medical

A strong focus on the central romantic relationship. Relatable heroines and heroes in a medical setting – pulse-racing medical drama that throws them together is crucial. Dedicated top-notch docs, hot-shot surgeons, fearless first responsders and equally matched, warm hearted, intelligent and real heroines, who reach all levels and areas of medical life. Engaging medical settings and situations around the world from cost GP practices and maternity to intense ER and first reponse, all with a strong sense of community. We find them everywhere - heart transplant surgeries, city hospitals, paediatrics, IVF clinis, jungle or outback settings and humanitarian missions. Doctors to the stats, royality or presidents etc. The characters, their romance , the setting and the drama must be appearling and accessible to a global readership. 

Mills & Boon Medical is…

House, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, The Night Shift, The Good Karma Hospital and Doctors for their tone, medical settings and scenarios, complex characters with strong romantic themes, great dialogue and lives and hearts on the edge. However, the key difference is that the focus of each Medical Romance story is first and foremost a heart-racing romance. The novels offer a wealth of experiences: from the high-octane excitement of the ER to the warmth of family GP practice.

Did you know?

  • ...Carol Marinelli, Sarah Morgan, Sharon Kendrick, Melanie Milburne, Amy Andrews & Marion Lennox (amongst others!) all began their published careers in Mills & Boon Medical Romance.
  • ...In Mills & Boon Medical we encourage a wide diversity of settings, nationalities, physicalities and boundary-pushing themes.
  • ...Our Medical Romane writers regularly win national awards, including the RoNA Rose Award, the Romance Writers of Australia Book of the Year Award (RUBY) and the Romance Writers of New Zealand Koru Romance Book of the Year Award. 
  • There are 6 new Medical Romance books available each month in both print and ebook format from www.millsandboon.co.uk.

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Senior Editor: Sheila Hodgson
Commissioning Editor: Vic Britton
Editor: Carly Bryne

Editorial Office: London, UK