Avon Books

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At Avon we publish some of the leading names in commercial fiction, including Sunday Times bestsellers C.L. Taylor, Scott Mariani and Sue Moorcroft, and digital chart toppers Phillipa Ashley, Lorna Cook, Mel Sherratt and Mandy Robotham. If you have a commercial novel you think might be of interest to us, we’d love to see it.
Questions?  Read our Frequently Asked Questions below.

What font/size/spacing should my submission be?

  • Ensure your story is legible, but we recommend no smaller than pt 12
  • Please submit your story as a Word document
  • Any font is acceptable, so long as it is legible, but we do recommend Times New Roman
  • There is no need to double space your submission, single space is fine
  • Please send us your full-length manuscript, this can be 60,000+

What information should I provide alongside my submission?

  • A short author biography (aim for 100-200 words)
  • Your social media links (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc)
  • A short synopsis/blurb about your book (aim for 250 words)

What are we looking for?

  • We are a commercial fiction publisher looking for crime, thrillers, women’s fiction, romance, romantic comedy, historical fiction,saga and time-slip fiction.
  • We unfortunately are not accepting non-fiction, children’s books, YA or teen, sci-fi or fantasy submissions at this time.

How soon will I hear back?

  • We aim to get back to everyone within 12 weeks.

Do I have to pay for anything?

  • We are a publisher and not a publishing service and therefore we will never ask you for any payment.

What if you want to acquire my book?

  • If we like your book and want to publish it, we will offer you a contract. If you accept it, you will then work with an editor to polish your manuscript, a professional designer will create a great commercial cover for your book, and we will distribute your book through online and possibly physical retailers, too.

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