Ava Lavender - A Writing Competition

Ever Felt Like You're Different?

Another awesome book is here, Movellians, and this one is sure to get you thinking.


The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender is by Leslye Walton, a first-time author like many of you.


Here's the blurb to get you excited!


Foolish love appears to be a Roux family birthright. And for Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is an ominous thing to inherit. In her quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to join her peers, Ava ventures into the wider world. But it is a dangerous world for a naive girl - a world which may view her as girl or angel. On the night of the summer solstice celebration, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air and Ava's journey and her family's saga reaches a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.


Want a little more?  Here's an extract!


The deets:

Ava Lavender is different to other girls. Have you ever felt like you don’t quite fit in? Write a short story where the protagonist is a little different from the norm due to physical appearance or something more subtle.


  • The winner will receive feedback on their entry from a real editor!
  • Five runners up will receive signed copies of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.
  • This competition is open to everyone. 


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