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First Chapters Contest for Women Writers | $3,500 USD + Publication

Voyage YA is excited to host a first chapters contest to elevate women writers working on young adult projects. First chapters can sometimes be a challenging part of a novel to write. However, a good first chapter sets the tone for the novel and keeps the reader turning pages! Can you rise to the challenge? If so, send us the first chapter that’s going to make us want to know what happens next! We can’t wait to read your submissions! Submissions are open from July 26, 2021, to September 19, 2021.
 

Our guest judge will choose three stories from a shortlist.

The 1st Place winner will receive $3,000, publication, and an hour-long consultation with a literary agent.

2nd Place will receive $300 and publication

3rd Place will receive $200 and publication.

Finalists will also receive written feedback from a literary agent.

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

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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 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 YA stories of up to 6,000 words or less. We are 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.​​