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Leap Books SHINE: Call for Submissions

In case you aren't aware, the other me, Judith Graves, is also co-publisher of Leap Books, LLC and acquisitions editor for our YA/NA novella line, SHINE. I'm always on the lookout for manuscripts. Here are the details if you have a story you'd like to submit.

Leap Books SHINE: E-Novella Line for Young Adult & New Adult Fiction

Here you’ll find exciting, fast-paced, emotional, and engaging young adult and new adult fiction stories that are a bit edgier than other Leap Books lines. All titles will be released in ebook format. In addition, select titles will be made available in themed print and audio anthologies.
We are currently developing a solid roster of authors for our debut set for Fall 2015 and look forward to providing readers with stories that SHINE.
AUTHORS: Not sure what we’re looking for in a novella? Here are some examples: Love Struck by Melissa Marr, Snark and Circumstance by Stephanie Wardrop, Stupid Perfect World by Scott Westerfeld, Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover, and Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick.
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Shine – open to both agented and unagented submissions

We are looking for short, fast-paced young adult and new adult fiction stories, of approximately 15-30,000 words, in all genres, with characters that LEAP off the page. All Shine stories will be empowering, uplifting, and, in particular, our new adult fiction titles will feature dynamic characters and shatter-the-mould plotlines.
Submissions should demonstrate:
  • strong, polished writing
  • engaging / authentic voice that will appeal to the target audience
  • dynamic characters readers will identify with and root for
  • commercial, entertaining stories with heart
  • powerful world building
  • an exciting plot with romantic elements (does not have to drive the story)
*Preference for thriller, mystery, contemporary, and horror submissions at this time. Please send a query, along with the full manuscript to submissions@leapbks.info


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