Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Submission Call for Teen Suicide Prevention Benefit Book from Flying Island Press

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All authors must be 13 to 18 years old on September 30, 2012.

Issue is open for submissions from May 25, 2012 to midnight on September 30, 2012.

All stories must be fiction. No personal experiences with the names changed to protect the innocent. The stories should NOT be about the subject of suicide, but should be uplifting, encouraging and positive.

Stories must be between 2000 and 7000 words. Less than or more than that amount will be returned for revision without being read.

PG-13. Stories may be from any genre that could fit a PG-13 rating, though forms of speculative fiction are preferred. Romance is great, but keep sex to a minimum and discrete. You’re teenagers, for crying out loud. You’re not supposed to know a lot about that anyway. (grin)

This is a benefit issue. Typically, authors aren’t paid on benefit issues, you donate your work for that cause. However, I thought it would be great for a teenage writer to be able to say they’ve sold a short story and been published. So, we will pay our normal rate of $25 for each selected story.

In keeping with the title we will only accept the eight best stories. If there are more than eight excellent stories, some may be passed along to the slush readers of our Flagship magazine.

Submit stories by email only. Attach them to the email as either .rtf or Windows .doc file.

Use standard manuscript format.

In the top left corner of your title page please have, in this order, your name, email address, title of story and the word count.

Start all SUBMISSION’s and QUERY’s with that in the subject line and send to