About Us

Heartbeat is a weekly newsletter of original romantic short fiction featuring many of the best romance writers publishing today, curated by Georgia Clark and Hannah Orenstein. We’re both novelists publishing with Simon & Schuster who live and love in New York City.

Publishing every Friday morning at 10 a.m. ET,  Heartbeat celebrates love in all forms: romantic and sexual love, but also platonic, familial, and self-love. Each story is heartfelt and hopeful: a ray of sunshine in these dark times. It’s more of what you love, from the modern romance authors you already know.

Why subscribe?

Heartbeat exists to satisfy your hunger for bite-sized love stories, written by a diverse range of modern romance writers. We all deserve to see ourselves in love stories: it’s validating, inspiring, and it feels good.

Stories on Heartbeat will always be free. But we launched with paid tiers, so you can help keep the love coming. Join our community as a paid subscriber to be part of our inner circle and access all the fun content and events we’ll announce later this year.

Whether you’re voracious romance reader, an aspiring author, or only have time for short fiction, Heartbeat is for you. We’re dedicated to showcasing world-class romance writing. We’ll share links to recommended reading, relevant romance news, and more.

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Every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox, as fast as Cupid’s arrow. Add us to your address book now so our sweet words don’t become sweet spam.

Join the crew

If you secretly fantasize about bumping into the love of your life in the aisles of an indie bookstore, if you’ve seen When Harry Met Sally one too many times, if you can’t imagine the beach without a good beach read . . . you’re one of us.

We also take submissions: head HERE.

Love ya!

Georgia and Hannah