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Tiergan
03-07-2011, 04:10 AM
While I prefer to write novels, I have found myself writing short fiction of late, 2 stories just this week. In the past I have written adult fantasy, sword and sorcery but these two stories have taken to the middle grade to upper middle grade feel. Should be no suprise to me as that is what I am reading now, and my latest novel is.

So my question is: Is there a middle grade short story market out there? Or even YA?

I have checked duptrope and it seems to be seem. Am I missing something?

spectrefox
03-07-2011, 04:21 AM
I googled the terms "middle grade ya short story" and found this (http://tmarchini.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/where-can-you-submit-a-ya-short-story-part-1/) blog post that may be of use. There's also a second part (http://tmarchini.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/where-can-you-submit-a-ya-short-story-part-2/).

The comments are also quite good and offer some websites and publications you can submit YA to. I didn't see much on middle grade, however. Maybe you can 'upgrade' the story to be on the lower end of YA?

Hope this helps,

Amalia

Smish
03-07-2011, 05:11 AM
Some sites you may find helpful:

http://www.kidmagwriters.com/

http://www.verlakay.com/boards/index.php?board=24.0

http://www.cobblestonepub.com/guides.html

http://www.highlights.com/contributor-guidelines

http://www.uskidsmags.com/writers-guidelines/

(There are many other sites/magazines, but these are the ones that popped immediately to mind)

Also, get a copy of the Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market (check it out at the library or buy a copy). You can find magazines and guidelines in it (but check the particular magazine's website to make sure the guidelines haven't changed).

Good luck!

cutecontinent
03-07-2011, 11:44 AM
What you could do is write a bunch of short stories and throw them into a novel length book?

There's a popular YA novel in Japan that did this, so I assume it's not impossible.