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Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction
Twelfth Planet Press announces a new Year’s Best reprint series, the Year’s Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction.
Editors Alisa Krasnostein and Tehani Wessely are now reading internationally for the inaugural anthology, and are seeking Young Adult speculative fiction first published in 2013 for consideration.
Our goal is to uncover the best young adult short fiction of the year published in the anthologies dedicated to the form, the occasional special edition of a magazine, and individual pieces appearing in otherwise “adult” anthologies and magazines, and bring them together in one accessible collection. So many young readers are avidly reading speculative fiction in novel form; we want to introduce them to the delight that can be found in the short story as well.
What is YA? We define the Young Adult arena of speculative fiction as being multi-faceted. It’s not just about the age of the protagonist; it’s not just about the generally accepted “coming of age” story; it’s not just stories about young people and the (figurative or literal) journey they are on in life. We’re not afraid of stories that shine a dark light on human nature, if it is relevant to the YA theme being explored. We aren’t scared of things that go bump in the night. We want science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all of the subgenres associated with these. We want to explore diversity in all forms, because young people are diverse, and they want to see themselves and their friends in the stories they read. We consider Young Adult to be a subset of adult fiction rather than children’s fiction.
This is a REPRINT anthology. We are only reading material first published during the calendar year of 2013. Reprint submissions are welcome from anywhere in the world, in the English language (we are more than happy to consider translations of works appearing for the first time in 2013). We anticipate a publication date in the first half of 2014.
PUBLISHERS: You are welcome to send e-copy (in Word, PDF and/or Mobi format) or hard copy, at your discretion.
Electronic Submissions should be directed to:
Print Submissions should be directed to:
PO Box 559
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
READERS: We appreciate your recommendations. Please use the subject header Year’s Best YA Recommendation and email email@example.com
If your publication appears on the Web only, please make us aware of it at the email address above.
WRITERS: Please ask your publisher to send copies of their publications. Please do not send your individual story or stories unless we request such from you.
DEADLINE for 2013 materials: November 30, 2013
Twelfth Planet Press is looking to develop a new line of dynamic, original genre novels. Twelfth Planet Press novels will push boundaries to question, inspire, engage and challenge. We are specifically looking to acquire material outside that which is typically considered by mainstream publishers.
We are looking for science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime. We will consider borderline literary, new weird, steampunk, space opera, hard science fiction, soft science fiction, urban fantasy, cyberpunk, military science fiction, young adult, paranormal romance and everything in between.
Please note we are not looking for epic fantasy, splatterpunk, novellas, nonfiction, previously published material (where published includes electronic or audio ie on your blog, as a podcast, ebook etc) and unfinished work. We will not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Please take some time to familiarise yourself with the kind of content we publish. We are not interested in gratuitous violence, misogyny and gore or sex scenes for shock value.We are looking to acquire all English language territory rights and ebook rights. We are offering advances and royalties.
The manuscript submissions period will commence January 1, 2012 and end January 31, 2012. Email the first 3 chapters of your finished manuscript and a brief (1-2 page) synopsis to manuscripts@
Your synopsis should include a summary of all the characters and plot (including the ending) and a brief discussion of your intended audience, your likely sales market, what other books are like yours and why your book is better or why your book is needed.
Include your full contact details, including email address, manuscript title, word count and a brief biography. Full manuscripts will be requested from those submissions which make it to the second round.All submissions will be considered by our team of readers. Manuscripts will be read in the order of their receipt. The team will pass up manuscripts for the second round and submission of full manuscripts will be on request at that time. Depending on volume, we are intending to respond to all submissions by June 30, 2012. There will be subsequent submissions periods after January 2012.
Submissions period: We are currently closed to submissions.
Email address: manuscripts@
First 3 chapters and a 1-2 page synopsis of your book with marketing and sales outline in rtf file.
Include your full contact details, word count and brief biography.
Novelette Doubles series
Twelfth Planet Press is looking for unique novelettes to publish in our novelette doubles series. We expect to publish one to two doubles a year in this ongoing series. See the Submissions Announcement for details.
Reading Period: Currently closed.
Twelfth Planet Press is looking for unique novellas to publish in our novella series. We expect to publish one to two novellas a year in this ongoing series. See the TPP Novella Series page for details.
Reading Period: Currently closed.
Submissions can be made via email. Standard rules for formatting are expected; authors should submit manuscripts that are proofread, clean and easy to read. See particular projects for further information.