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Nicole Fischer @nicolefischer13 · 5d

Hey #authors : #AskAvonbks is back soon! Join us Fri 3/31 @ 12:30pm EDT to talk "Romance Catnip" aka our favorite tropes & why we love them!

Nicole Fischer @nicolefischer13 · Nov 4

Wow came in very late do you have these often? #AskAvonBks

.@Everywoman98 We try to do them every couple months! Follow our editors to keep track & we'll tweet when we schedule the next! #askavonbks

Elle Keck @ElleKeck · Nov 4

@avonbooks In revenge, an earl woos sister of the man who caused irreparable damage to his family - but falls for her instead. #askavonbks

.@LauraJillSomers @avonbooks Awesome! Plot, characters, conflict are all there. Huzzah! #AskAvonBks

Nicole Fischer @nicolefischer13 · Nov 4

@nicolefischer13 just saw this on lunch, do you suggest hiring an editor b4 subbing?

.@Everywoman98 Critique groups and/or beta readers are helpful! But hiring an editor before submitting to us isn't necessary! #AskAvonBks

Elle Keck @ElleKeck · Nov 4

@ElleKeck I am a sucker for good snark and banter. And Much Ado is hands down my fave Shakespeare play

.@Laforesta1 Me too! Also, great pitch! Gives me a sense of plot, conflict, and trope. #AskAvonBks

Elle Keck @ElleKeck · Nov 4

Do you guys accept novella length manuscripts? #AskAvonBks

.@KimBailey1019 Not at this time. We do publish novellas but usually within anthology or a continuation of a current series. #AskAvonBks

Elle Keck @ElleKeck · Nov 4

@ElleKeck I can put something together for you. I have 1 of the sisters stories completed so far & am about 50% through the 2nd.

.@Seege1977 Fantastic :) #AskAvonBks

Elle Keck @ElleKeck · Nov 4

It's enemies to lovers and a take on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing #askavonbks

.@Laforesta1 Yes! Beatrice and Benedict are #relationshipgoals #AskAvonBks

Nicole Fischer @nicolefischer13 · Nov 4

Remember: don't be nervous when you're #pitching ! I'm just a book lover like you and I'm excited to hear about your story! #AskAvonBks

Elle Keck @ElleKeck · Nov 4

Honolulu, 1941. Three sisters from a prominent Hawaiian family deal with love, cultural divides, and war. #askavonbks

.@Seege1977 Ooh intriguing! Do you have pitches for individual stories? #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward @TessaofAvonlea · Nov 4

Honolulu, 1941. Three sisters from a prominent Hawaiian family deal with love, cultural divides, and war. #askavonbks

.@Seege1977 I'm intrigued. Is it a romance or women's fiction? (Meaning more about romantic relationships?) #AskAvonBks

Elle Keck @ElleKeck · Nov 4

@ElleKeck Thanks. I submitted a few months ago through your portal but thought I might be too short. My ms is under 60K.

.@AlexiaAdamsAuth We are working through a backlog if you haven't seen a response! Under 60k is usually on shorter side for us #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward @TessaofAvonlea · Nov 4

If one were to pitch at a conference or such, should it be just one sentence or three? #AskAvonBks

.@KimBailey1019 I would definitely go for longer! Generally pitches are at least 5 minutes and I'm going to ask follow ups #AskAvonBks

Elle Keck @ElleKeck · Nov 4

If one were to pitch at a conference or such, should it be just one sentence or three? #AskAvonBks

.@KimBailey1019 Most time, it's a convo so come prepared with a couple of sentences but be prepared to answer questions! #AskAvonBks

Elle Keck @ElleKeck · Nov 4

@ElleKeck What word count are you looking for? Couldn't find it in the submission guidelines for Impulse.

.@AlexiaAdamsAuth I would say I'm open to anywhere between 65-100k words. But not a hard & fast rule! #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward @TessaofAvonlea · Nov 4

@avonbooks #askavonbks Do you recommend doing your homework, and tailoring your pitch to the specific editor/agent your pitching?

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Nicole Fischer @nicolefischer13 · Nov 4

@avonbooks Or do you recommend just fine tuning one pitch that knocks it out of the park? #askavonbks

.@Laforesta1 A rock solid pitch is always the goal! But specific tropes/things grab ME every time, so knowing that is a plus! #askavonbks

Elle Keck @ElleKeck · Nov 4

.@RebeccaJenshak Good! Is there a way to combine what we know into 1 or 2 sentences? "Elle hires Ryan to get her in shape but.." #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward @TessaofAvonlea · Nov 4

@TessaofAvonlea Tessa, tell me no one has actually tried to pitch you at a funeral! O.o #askavonbks

.@Laforesta1 No! I promise! #AskAvonBks

Elle Keck @ElleKeck · Nov 4

@ElleKeck #askavonbooks I'm working on a series, but book 1 is being done during #NaNoWriMo2016 ...do you accept series books?

.@berngiacomazzo Yes! We love series! #AskAvonBks