Young Adult

The Time & Place Prize

The second annual Time & Place Prize is now welcoming submissions from all writing genres. Last year we received wide-ranging entries from four continents. Submissions must be limited to 5,000 words and in PDF or Word formats. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. The winner of the Time & Place Prize is …

Published: September 12, 2013

New Voices YA Contest

We’re after quality stories with heart, guts, and a clear voice. We’re especially interested in the quirky and the hopeful and the real. We are not particularly interested in genre fiction and prefer stand-alone novels, unless you’ve written the next Hunger Games. We seek writers who believe in the transformative power of a great story, …

Published: August 16, 2013

Writer Advice’s 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest

Entice us. Submit the opening (up to 1500 words) of your book (any genre) to Writer Advice’s 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest. All finalists are winners (small cash award) & can say that to prospective publishers. Deadline: 10/18/13. Details at www.writeradvice.com.

Published: August 13, 2013

Lesley University

Offers concentrations in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people, and writing for stage and screen.

Published: August 8, 2013

University of Nebraska

This MFA program offers focused instruction for writers committed to a literary career. The program comprises four 16-week semesters and five 10-day residencies with major tracks in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, poetry or young adult fiction.

Published: August 8, 2013

Woodbine House

Publishes books for and about children with disabilities only; seeks picture books of up to 1,200 words and nonfiction and chapter books for older children and adolescents. Specifically interested in books about children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, particularly from the POV of a schoolaged child. Submit by regular mail only.

Published: August 8, 2013

Walker & Company

Seeks picture books for children in preschool and elementary school and middle-grade and young adult fiction. Submit manuscript by postal mail.

Published: August 8, 2013