Monday Markets – Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2016 – 31 Dec, 2016 (via @12thPlanetPress)

Editor’s note: So Real Life Job was super busy and I’ve been reviewing Literarium Markets and so was a little delayed in finding a good Monday Market to post. But I have one nonetheless:

A simple reminder that Twelfth Planet Press is reading for Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2016 (that means send them your reprints):

We are looking for the best young adult short stories of 2016 in the speculative fiction genre to bring them together in one accessible collection. What is YA? We define the Young Adult arena of speculative fiction as being multi-faceted. All the stories we choose feature teens, but it’s not just about the age of the protagonist; it’s not just about the generally accepted “coming of age” story; it’s not just stories about young people and the (figurative or literal) journey they are on in life. We’re not afraid of stories that shine a dark light on human nature, if it is relevant to the YA theme being explored. We aren’t scared of things that go bump in the night. We want science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all of the subgenres associated with these. We want to explore diversity in all forms, because young people are diverse, and they want to see themselves and their friends in the stories they read.   

There’s no mention of payment, but there will be some sort of payment I’m sure. If in doubt, shoot them an email, they’re good people.

Check the listing here: https://literarium.net/market/twelfth-planet-press/year-s-best-ya-speculative-fiction-2016

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