Submissions

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Open: 2022 Voyage Novel Excerpt Contest | $1,000 USD + Publication

The contest is now closed! Thank you to everyone who submitted! Winners are announced and contest participants are notified about 12-14 weeks after the contest closes. Check back at the end of April 2023 for the results!

Guest Judges: Literary Agents Leah Pierre, Savannah Brooks, and Ernie Chiara

It’s that wonderful time of year when books are forged in the creative fires—there’s something about the fall change that inspires us. We want to see all that hard effort rewarded, and we warmly invite you to send us your favorite excerpts from your novels!
 
Roll up your sleeves, write relentlessly, and send us your best! We’re looking for excerpts that make us ache for the rest of the book, that make us desperate to spend more time in the world of your creation!
 
We’re very excited to read your submissions and discover all the outstanding books just waiting for their readers! Submissions are open from November 15, 2022, to January 15, 2023.
 
Our panel of guest agent judges will choose three excerpts from a shortlist.
 
  • The 1st Place winner will receive $1,000 and an hour-long consultation with a literary agent
  • 19 Finalists will receive written feedback on five pages of their novel from a literary agent.
 
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 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.​​