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My inbox bookminx@simonandschuster.co.uk is now OPEN, ready, willing and completely able to receive your commercial women’s fiction submission.

Remember, we want to read a killer synopsis, a cracking first chapter and a mini biography for you.

The full guidelines to help you with your submission can be found here.

The term ‘commercial women’s fiction’ is generally used to mean fiction that appeals primarily to women, though is not necessarily written by a women, and tends to be full of modern relationships featuring friends, family and lovers.  It can be funny, it can be sad, but most of all it covers great storytelling with believable characters and plot.  It rarely (NEVER) features aliens, blood, guts and gore, zombies, ladies in crinolines, dragons, child wizards or autopsies.

We are asking you to submit:

The first chapter of your manuscript – up to 5,000 words – as a word document, double spaced
a short (one or two page) synopsis of your work – either in the body of your email, or as a word document, double spaced
a 100-word mini biography of yourself.  Include your name, address and telephone number – either in the body of your email, or as a word document, double spaced

All entries must be received today, 15th July 2016.

10 hints and tips from me!

  1. Write a book you would most like to read
  2. Make me laugh
  3. Make it fresh and original
  4. Make me cry
  5. Keep the story moving
  6. Grab me from the first page
  7. Tell me a story I haven’t read before
  8. Excite, engage and captivate me
  9. Create characters I will believe in and like
  10. Remember, we are only looking for ‘commercial women’s fiction’!





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