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Call for Manuscripts and Latest Contests

Andrew Karre at Carolrhonda Books put out a today for MG and YA manuscripts. Here’s a quote from his blog.

“Young adult novels, particularly first-person, voice-driven YA. I’m not really interested in high fantasy, but urban and dark fantasy are in bounds. Serious realistic YA is lovely, as long as it has character. Debuts enthusiastically welcomed.”

He’s also looking for stand alone MG.

And check out here for a contest:

Also, check out Blooming Tree’s latest contest.

Here are the rules:
We will be setting up a literary award named “The Bloom Award” to celebrate the life of Mildred Bloom, Matriarch of Blooming Tree Press. This award will be for unpublished authors only. Each year’s award will consist of a different genre, age group and imprint. This award WILL result in a publishing contract for one lucky winner. (Disclaimer: if all parties can come to an agreement.) “The Bloom Award” (the first) will be consist of the following:

1. Age Group: Middle Grade
2. Genre: Mystery Who-Done-It.
3. “Tire Swing” Imprint.

We are still working on the rules and details and time for submission.

9 Responses to Call for Manuscripts and Latest Contests

  1. beth says:

    Argh–I really want to get Amnesia Door to Blooming Tree–I think it’d be a good fit there–but they’re only open to subs through the contests, and no matter how I twist it, I just don’t think I can call TAD a whodunnit!

  2. Captain Hook says:

    That Andrew Karre weblink does not work unless you are a registered user. Which you can’t be unless you work at a school.

  3. Kim Kasch says:

    Great info – thanks for sharing.

  4. Lenore says:

    Ooh some good opportunities!

  5. Hey Captain Hook. That link should work since it’s linked to Learner’s webpage. I’m at home and its working.

    You can also try his blog where he posted the rules too. It’s:

    Let me know if you have any trouble!

  6. Stacy Nyikos says:

    Super info. Thanks for posting!

  7. Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, that’s not my genre, but I’ll pass the info along to someone who does write YA.

    Lynnette Labelle

  8. C.R. Evers says:

    OHHHH! I hadn’t seen about the contests! Thnx for the links!


  9. Shelli says:

    Thanks for the contest round up!

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