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Here’s a writing market for younger writers ages 14–21. Please refer to Harmony Ink’s website for all the complete call for submissions. The deadline is May 1.
Harmony Ink Press is looking for young authors writing in the LGBTQ+ genre to submit short stories for our fourth annual Young Author Challenge.
Submissions between 2,000 – 10,000 words will be considered. Main characters should be 14 – 21 years old and can be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or anywhere else on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, including still in the process of working out their sexual/gender identity. The story should portray positive LGBTQ+ characters who grow or change for the better in some way. See the general Harmony Ink submission guidelines for more information.
Requirements: Authors will be between the ages of 14 – 21. If the author is 17 or younger, a parent or legal guardian will have to sign the publication contract should a story be accepted.
Selected stories will be published in an anthology to be released in both paperback and eBook formats. Accepted authors will be paid a flat rate based on story length. Payments will range from $35 – $65. Feedback from at least one published author will be provided for all submissions.