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Submit to us via #PitMad

We’re taking part in #PitMad on Twitter today! #PitMad is a Twitter-focused pitch day for writers, particularly diverse voices, to pitch their novels and ideas to a large group of editors actively looking for new writing. How to take part To take part, simply write a short… Read More
How to Write your Author Biography

How to Write your Author Biography

Being asked for your author biography can be daunting – perhaps you have no idea how to summarise everything about yourself into a paragraph or two, or maybe you think you won’t have anything to say! It’s important to remember that whilst publishers will use your bio to get a… Read More
Where I Write with Kate White

Where I Write with Kate White

I know this may sound crazy, but I owe a big part of my success as a suspense author to finally figuring out the best place for me to write. In a pinch I can crank out pages almost anywhere (even, if desperate, in a dentist’s office), but I’m the… Read More
Clare Marchant

What Inspires Me | Clare Marchant

Clare Marchant shares what inspired her to write The Secrets of Saffron Hall In sitting down to write this, and really thinking about what inspires what I write about, I’ve realised that the one thing that ties together all that I write about, is connections. We’re all connected in life, to other… Read More
Working From Home with S.D. Robertson

Working from Home: S.D. Robertson’s Top Tips

My five top tips for working from home by S.D. Robertson Working from home full-time used to be fairly unusual. How things have changed. This year, thanks to Covid-19, it’s something lots of people have been doing. Welcome to my world. I’ve been working from home… Read More
Submission Journey

The Submission Journey

De-mystifying the process from submission to publication! What should I consider when submitting to Avon? Avon is the home of commercial fiction – which means page-turning, entertaining fiction. Whether it’s historical, crime, thriller or women’s fiction, these books have a ‘hook’ (or elevator pitch) that intrigues the reader,… Read More
Avon Book Fest Molly Green

Where I Write with Molly Green

A cabin in the garden When my husband, Edward, and I moved to our bungalow set amidst a half-acre garden, I was thrilled. The garden would be plenty big enough to take a railway carriage! That would be the perfect place for my writing. I’ve always been crazy about trains. Read More
How to keep Writing AvonBookFest

How to Keep Writing by Pam Weaver

Read. It took me a while to realise that there are two ways to read a book. One is for enjoyment and the other is as a means to learn. Study a story you’ve enjoyed – how did the author structure the plot, develop the characters, and keep you… Read More
Alfie the Lockdown Cat

Alfie the Lockdown Cat by Rachel Wells

We suddenly find ourselves in very strange times. There is a virus sweeping the world, which is bad, and people are getting very sick. Everyone is scared, and the situation is not like anything I have ever experienced before; it’s incredibly sad. In order to protect ourselves we… Read More
Writers' Day

A Writers’ Day for you!

Got a cherished dream to write and be published? This day will give you more practical guidance and encouragement. We’ll be looking more closely at creating a story arc, how you do research, and how you can make an article irresistible to an editor, as well as how to use… Read More
How to Submit Your Novel to Avon Books

How to Submit Your Novel to Avon

Congratulations on completing NaNoWriMo! You’ve written a book and we would love to read it. At Avon we run Open Submissions year-round and you are welcome to email us your manuscript for consideration. If you want to polish off your submission before sending, here are some… Read More
Sam Carrington Top Tips

It’s NaNoWriMo Time – Sam Carrington’s Top Tips

It’s NaNoWriMo time!   This will be my seventh year joining in the madness to write 50,000 words in one month. Yes, all those words in just 30 days! I’ve had mixed success with my attempts. I’ve only ‘won’ once – but for me, it really is the case of… Read More
NaNoWriMo Bella Osborne Tips

NaNoWriMo – Bella Osborne’s Top Tips

I am a huge fan of NaNoWriMo. I have done it five times and each of those drafts has gone on to be a published novel. Writing fifty thousand words in thirty days does seem like utter madness, but I’m here to tell you that it… Read More
Where I Write Sue Moorcroft

Where I Write with Sue Moorcroft

Where do you write most often and why? I’m lucky enough to have my own space to write – my study. It’s small and looks out over my back garden. Although it’s not exactly tidy, I know where everything is … or, at least, that everything’s in there somewhere. It gets… Read More
The Woman Who Kept Everything by Jane Gilley

Submitting a Manuscript to Avon Books

Writing a book is not an easy process. But trying to get your book published is even harder. Oh boy, the joys of trawling the internet or subscribing to and then poring over the magazines and well-meaning books about how to submit your treasured manuscript for publication… I’ve always loved… Read More