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Taking Submissions: Young Adventurers: Heroes, Explorers & Swashbucklers

March 1, 2015

Deadline: March 1st, 2015
Payment: Base rate of $25.00 and two contributor’s copies

Intrigue Publishing is delighted to announce that we’ll be publishing a new YA anthology, Young Adventurers: Heroes, Explorers & Swashbucklers. Publication is tentatively scheduled for November 2015. This will be aimed at the Young Adult audience. The subtitle , “Tales of teens saving the day in the past, the present, the future & on other worlds” should indicate the level of diversity we’re looking for. We plan 16 stories, with a deadline for submissions of March 1or until the anthology is full.

What We’re Looking For:

Young Adventurers seeks stories of action, adventure and, yes, intrigue, featuring a teenage protagonist. We would welcome spy thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, paranormal or fantasy stories (dragons and magic are fine.) Straight adventure stories are also welcome and they could be set in any time period (we’d love to see a good western or pirate story.) Stretch your imaginations and surprise us!

The important requirements are that the protagonist be a courageous teenage boy or girl, that the story be gripping with a real sense of risk or danger, and that the protagonist survives or saves the day through his or her own intelligence, skill and ingenuity.

What We’re NOT Looking For:

Please no stories involving graphic violence, graphic sex, or profanity. That said, respect your audience: do not talk down to the reader. Twenty-first century young adult readers are pretty sophisticated.

The Submission Process:

Young Adventurers is looking for original, never-published short fiction only (no poetry), 5,000-10,000 words. But we will consider reprints from well-established writers. Manuscripts must be submitted by email attachment in Word. Submissions pasted into the body of an email message will not be read. The manuscript must be double-spaced, 12-point type, (Times New Roman or Arial.) Please include your contact information (name, address, email, and telephone number) on the first page of the manuscript. Intrigue cannot be responsible for submissions lost in transit. Manuscripts must be submitted to this email: [email protected] . You can also use that email address if you have any questions concerning the anthology.

Payment and Rights:

Payment will be a base rate of $25.00 (unless we negotiate fees with well-established writers), plus two contributor’s copies delivered soon after publication. We will publish a bio for each author (up to 150 words) to accompany his/her story, and will be happy to plug other work by the author and include links to relevant websites. If we select your story, we will provide a standard anthology contract, purchasing First English Anthology Rights (unless the story is a reprint).

You can include your bio as a separate attached file when you submit your story, or, if we accept your story, return your bio with the signed contract at that time. Payment will not be issued until after the completed contract has been received. You will receive contributor’s copies of the anthology upon its release.

Also, keep in mind that, while we are an independent publisher with limited funding, we will actively market you on the Intrigue website and elsewhere to help you as we can. If you keep us up-to-date on your work, we’ll gladly include new interviews and other links with your online bio. Check out the current bios online at intriguepublishing.com to get an idea of what we do.

Via: Intrigue Publishing.


March 1, 2015