Submissions

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Best Chapters Contest | $5,500 USD + Publication

It’s that time of year when books are forged in the creative fires—something about the fall change inspires us. We want to see all that hard effort rewarded, and we warmly invite you to send us your favorite chapters from your novels!

Roll up your sleeves, write relentlessly, and send us your best this December. We want the chapter that makes us ache for the rest of the book, that makes us desperate to spend more time in the world of your creation! 

We’re so excited to read your submissions and to discover all the wonderful books just waiting for their readers.

Submissions are open from October 1, 2021, to December 15, 2021.

Our guest judge will choose three stories from a shortlist.  

The 1st Place winner will receive $5,000 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!
 
Bonus-Bonus: The Voyage Team will randomly select participants to receive agent critique.

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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.​​