Harmony Ink Young Author Challenge

Harmony Ink Press is looking for young authors writing in the LGBT genre! As part of our anniversary celebration, we are inviting young writers to submit short stories for our first Young Author Challenge.Submissions between 2,000 – 10,000 words will be considered. Main characters should be 14 – 18 years old and can be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or still in the process of working out their sexual/gender identity. The story should portray positive LGBT characters who grow or change for the better in some way. See the general Harmony Ink submission guidelines for more information.

Authors can 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. Winners will be announced as part of the Harmony Ink anniversary celebration in March 2014. Accepted authors will be paid a flat rate based on story length. Payments will range from $25 – $55. Feedback from at least one published author will be provided for all submissions.

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014
Publication Date: July 2014

Send all submissions to anneregan@harmonyinkpress.com. Please include “Young Author Challenge Submission” in the subject line of the e-mail.



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