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Charlotte@SLIW
06-09-2012, 05:28 PM
This is an invite and 2 questions.

I invite all YA writers (interest level of age 14+) to submit to my e-publication suddenlylostinwords.com

Question 1: my vision is to have a publication with stories that will represent all cultures and social levels, how do I attract those writers?

Question 2: As a teacher, I have difficulty finding suitable,great short stories for my classes. Suitable meaning, a WELL written story that teaches them about themselves in relation to the world. I do grab excerpts from the "masters", but would love to offer them fresh pieces in short story form. Other than creating my own e-publishing co. to create this for my students, any other ideas?

Unimportant
06-10-2012, 12:23 AM
I invite all YA writers (interest level of age 14+) to submit to my e-publication suddenlylostinwords.com
Thanks! It'd help if you could point us to a website with guidelines submissions. Word count, genre(s), themes, turnaround time, availability of epub, rights taken, term of contract, etc.



Question 1: my vision is to have a publication with stories that will represent all cultures and social levels, how do I attract those writers?
Post your call for submissions on websites that are focused on the cultures/issues you want stories about. Look for forums like AW that are more specialised, or look for forums that are culture-centred, or go on Yahoo and look for writing groups that are specialised in the areas of your interest.

Paying authors doesn't hurt, either ;) but authors realise that's not always possible and will sometimes accept no pay for a good cause.



Question 2: As a teacher, I have difficulty finding suitable,great short stories for my classes. Suitable meaning, a WELL written story that teaches them about themselves in relation to the world. I do grab excerpts from the "masters", but would love to offer them fresh pieces in short story form. Other than creating my own e-publishing co. to create this for my students, any other ideas?
Have you tried short story magazines? Most anthologies are geared more for adult readers, but a lot of short story magazines (online and print) will be either geared towards kids (try Sam's Dot, they have a MG/YA mag, I think) or will be readable-by-all. I think there are more F/SF mags than other genres, but it's probably worth a search.

Also look on Duotrope and other market sites for YA markets, and then check those markets to see if they're publishing stuff your students might like to read.

Charlotte@SLIW
06-12-2012, 07:17 AM
Suddenlylostinwords.com is now open for YA submissions. Looking for slightly edgy (age 14+) short stories or a novel that can be serialized. The writers group that that does not know what genre they are, might fit right in with us.

Charlotte@SLIW
06-12-2012, 07:22 AM
Suddenly Lost in Words.com
A YA e-publication is now ready to accept submissions for slightly edgy YA short stories or a novel that can be serialized.

CaoPaux
06-12-2012, 08:16 AM
Also, stop spamming the board. Merging threads.