“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.”
And check out here for a contest: http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2009/04/hunger-mountain-presents-katherine.html
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 This award will be for unpublished authors only.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.