I am partnering with Cedar Sanderson’s newly formed Sanderley Studios to produce a collection of short fiction for young readers.
I am looking for exciting adventure stories that showcase (but not preach) virtues, suitable for boys and girls in their teens.
Submissions open on Mar 15th and will run until May 15th.
The ideal story would be between 5,000 and 10,000 words and be action oriented. All genres considered, but exotic settings preferred–Science Fiction and Fantasy, but also Wilderness Survival and Historical Fiction.
In my opinion children get enough Real Life Drama from assigned school books, this collection should be an escape from their ordinary life.
The audience, as I said, is junior high to high school aged children, but the characters need not be of that age group. Stories that do have young characters should show those characters obedient to parents and legitimate authority. The goal is to model healthy adult/child relationships. The fact that so many children today come from broken homes is, in my opinion, a reason for families to be shown as stronger, not weaker.
There is more information at the link above, but questions or submissions should be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use [Your Name] Young Adventure Submission [Title Of Story] as the subject line of the email. Include in the body of the email a brief description of the story that includes word count, genre, and publication history if any. I am looking for unpublished stories, but may consider stories previously published on-line.
Stories should be attached to the email. Open Office files are preferred, but I can convert word documents or .rtf files. PDFs will not be opened.