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The 2021 Voyage Book-Pitch Contest | $2,000 USD + $2,500 Worth of Book Mentorship with YA Author Kylie Schachte + Publication

Closing date: May 16, 2021

Guest Book Mentor: Kylie Schachte

It’s safe to assume that you are on the journey toward finishing that great YA novel. Whether you’re still meeting the characters in your head or adjusting that one comma on the final page, you can get something great out of this opportunity—send us your best book ideas!

This contest will give one writer publication, a significant cash prize, and an amazing mentorship opportunity to have their novel coached into the best version of itself.

We’re proud to announce that Voyage will partner with YA author Kylie Schachte to provide one writer with the opportunity to receive 25 hours of direct, one-on-one book coaching (a $2500 value)! The 25 hours will be a combination of sessions and allotted time for Kylie to read pages. Kylie will work with authors to best determine how those hours will be divided.

In addition to the coaching, the winner will also receive publication of a chapter/excerpt of their choice and $2000 in payment.

No matter where you are on the book journey, this mentoring program will move your work forward. If you’ve had the idea in your head for years, but never knew how to start; if you finished the book years ago but have not known how to move it forward to selling and publication; if you’re adding the finishing touches on the epilogue—we’ll pair you with author, coach, and mentor Kylie Schachte, to help you find the best version of your story. The mentorship will be guided by your own commitment and sense of urgency. Do not let this opportunity to take your book to the next level pass!

Send us your best book pitch. We know a lot of you are bursting with stories, so you can include up to two separate pitches for each submission.

Your submission should include:

  • A query letter (max 1 page)
  • A synopsis (1-2 pages max)
  • A one-page sample of the project
  • Info about where you are on the project

 

Our team will read through all the pitches and select the winner. Our judging criteria is based on what we feel is the most compelling idea and most thrilling pitch.

One winner will receive $2,000 and $2,500 worth of book coaching.

Bonus: Every entrant will receive access to a pre-recorded mini workshop TBA!

Click the submit button for full guidelines!

Young Adult Fiction

Always free. Always open. Always paid.

Please read our submission guidelines carefully.

Guidelines

Voyage has no restrictions on the kind of fiction we’re looking for. We simply aim to publish good work and provide a space for new and established voices. To get an idea of what we publish, please read our archives. General submissions are open year-round and there is no fee to submit to our general categories. New work is published weekly.

We only accept submissions via our online submission managing system, Submittable. We DO NOT accept submissions via email. Submissions sent via email will automatically be discarded without a response. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your work via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.

Fiction: Please send stories of up to 6,000 words or less. We are simply looking for stories that surprise, inspire, entertain, or enlighten.

Manuscript Preparation: Please make sure your manuscript is double-spaced with 12 point font (Times New Roman). Submissions should be no more than 6,000 words. Please include the author’s name and page number in the top right-hand corner of every page.

Young Adult Creative Non-Fiction

Always free. Always open. Always paid.

Please read our submission guidelines carefully.

Guidelines

Voyage simply aims to publish good work and provide a space for new and established voices. To get an idea of what we publish, please read our archives. General submissions are open year-round and there is no fee to submit to our general categories. New work is published weekly. We only accept submissions via our online submission managing system, Submittable. We DO NOT accept submissions via email. Submissions sent via email will automatically be discarded without a response. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your work via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.

CNF: We’re on the hunt for personal essays and other creative nonfiction that specifically relates to the teen experience. Submit your creative nonfiction via our submission manager here.

Manuscript Preparation: Please make sure your manuscript is double-spaced with 12 point font (Times New Roman). Submissions should be no more than 6,000 words. Please include the author name and page number in the top right-hand corner of every page.

Voyage accepts submissions year-round and published pieces can be found on our website, accessible to everyone for free.​​