This category is to submit unpublished BOOK-LENGTH MANUSCRIPTS, targeted at YOUNG ADULTS, with themes of science, mathematics, engineering, computing, invention, and / or history, to consider for the Spark Book Award and open-reading publication on our press. This is NOT the place for individual pieces or adult manuscripts.
PLEASE NOTE: We are only seeking the aforementioned themes. If your book DOES NOT fit one or more of these themes PROMINENTLY, then please do not submit it. We are sure your manuscript is good, but if it does not fit these themes, it is not for us, and it will be rejected, so please respect our time.
Each submission comes with a complimentary digital copy of our recent book, The Girl Wakes, a collection of dark, feminist fairytales by Carmen Lau.
$5.99: Regular reading fee. This will come with a standard form response.
$9.99: Get brief FEEDBACK from our reading panel.
Read our complete general guidelines here.
Read full YA manuscript guidelines here.
Before you request feedback, read this paragraph.
•Do not put your name or any identifying marks inside the file, in the title, or in the file name.
•No cover pages with identifying information or acknowledgments within the file.
•While we will read and consider manuscripts of any length, we do not regularly publish slim chapbooks or slim volumes, so if your work cannot stand alone as a full-length book, then we are probably not the best home for it.
We pay for all the work we accept.