Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Open YA and Open General Submission Calls~Silver Publishing


** Open YA Submission Call # ** all genres, all genders

SUSPENSE AND THEN SOME
Theme: Goose bumps galore!
Submission Deadline: January 5, 2013
Do you have a story that will have readers looking over their shoulders and double checking their doors? We want your most spine tingling tales… truly suspenseful stories only involving young adults. Everything from edge of your seat to horror is welcome!
• 15k+ words
• Romance and Non-Romance
• All Genres
• No sexually explicit content
Note: at its base, every story within the Young Adult section should involve issues important to young adults—these can be directly related to the storyline or sub-plots that they young adult tackles along the way. No topic is considered taboo as it relates to this age group; however, sensitive topics require sensitive treatment, so please keep that in mind as you craft your stories.
Release Date: May 25, 2013
To submit your manuscript for this call, please go to https://silverstreampress.com/pages-title-page-41/

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FANTASY & ADVENTURE
Theme: Limitless Journeys
Submission Deadline: March 23, 2013
Take us on an adventure—to the lands of dragons, elves and wizards. We want to lose ourselves in the worlds you create. The universe is no longer the limit!
• 15k+ words
• Romance and Non-Romance
• All Genres
• No detailed sexual content allowed
Note: at its base, every story within the Young Adult section should involve issues important to young adults—these can be directly related to the storyline or sub-plots that they young adult tackles along the way. No topic is considered taboo as it relates to this age group; however, sensitive topics require sensitive treatment, so please keep that in mind as you craft your stories.
Release Date: July 13, 2013
To submit your manuscript for this call, please go to https://silverstreampress.com/pages-title-page-41/

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COMING OF AGE
Theme: Rites of Passage
Submission Deadline: May 11, 2013
Social pressures, experimentation, gender roles, problems with adults/authority figures, worries about popularity, depression, teen pregnancy, etc. We want to feel the emotions of this time in life; the upheaval as well as the resolution. The rites of passage and ultimate journey to a new phase of life.
• 15k+ words
• Romance and Non-Romance
• All Genres
• No detailed sexual content allowed
Each submission will receive custom cover art.
Note: at its base, every story within the Young Adult section should involve issues important to young adults—these can be directly related to the storyline or sub-plots that they young adult tackles along the way. No topic is considered taboo as it relates to this age group; however, sensitive topics require sensitive treatment, so please keep that in mind as you craft your stories.
Release Date: September 14, 2013
To submit your manuscript for this call, please go to https://silverstreampress.com/pages-title-page-41/


** Open MAINSTREAM Submission Calls ** all genders

STEAMPUNK!
Theme: Techno-classical Contrivances
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2012
Take us backward in time or to a post-apocalyptic version of earth, where steam is a valuable resource and gadgets abound. Don't limit yourself. Add in a dash of mystery, horror, romance, vampires, fantasy, etc… any sub-genre (or none at all) is welcome so long as steampunk elements feature heavily throughout.
• 15k+ words
• Romance and Non-Romance
• All Genres
• No sexually explicit content
Release Date: January 19, 2013
To submit your manuscript for this call, please go to https://silverstreampress.com/pages-title-page-41/

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CONTEMPORARY
Theme: It's all about family
Submission Deadline: November 17, 2012
Divorce, work, aging parents, kids, death, taxes, siblings…all topics people deal with during their lives. We want stories—from the humorous to the poignant—that take us away to another person's life; where we can walk in their shoes and come out the better for having taken the trip.
• 15k+ words
• Romance and Non-Romance
• All Genres
• No sexually explicit content
Release Date: March 30, 2013
To submit your manuscript for this call, please go to https://silverstreampress.com/pages-title-page-41/

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