LGBTQ+ Young Author Challenge!
DEADLINE: May 1, 2015
Submit a LGBTQ+ short story
General Information: Harmony Ink Press is looking for young authors writing in the LGBTQ+ genre to submit short stories for our second annual 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 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.
Anthology showcases the LGBTQ genre’s best up-and-coming-authors between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one of the first annual Young Author Challenge.
The Seventh of London
Harmony Ink Press title! After his parents and family die, Seven escapes his factory job and survives in a London divided into the affluent Fairside and the squalor of London’s industrial Blackside, where many struggle to eke their existence out of despair. But Seven has to fight for more than just food and shelter.
After I Wake
Another Harmony Ink Press title! Award-winning teen poet Carter Rogers has made a lot of bad choices in her life, one of which led to losing her hand to frostbite. After a failed suicide attempt, Carter wakes up and takes a hard look at the person she’s become.