Submissions

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The 2021 Voyage First Chapters Contest | $3000

Closing date: February 28, 2021

Guest Judge: NYT Bestselling Author, Melissa de la Cruz

We can’t get enough of your first chapters! That’s why we’ve decided to host another first chapters contest! Voyage wants to see the first chapters of your Young Adult novels! It’s no secret that one of the most difficult challenges in writing a book is getting that first chapter right—and we’re asking you to rise to the occasion. Can you write a first chapter that captivates your audience enough to make them want to keep reading? If the answer is yes, then we want to read your first chapter!

Submissions are open from December 15 to February 28, 2021.

Guest judge, Melissa de la Cruz, will choose three stories from a shortlist.

1st Place winner will receive $3000 and an hour-long consultation with Literary Agent Claire Friedman of Inkwell Management Literary Agency.

2nd Place will receive $300 and publication, and 3rd place $200 and publication.

Finalists will receive written feedback from Literary Agent Claire Friedman.

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

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.​​