Friday, February 17, 2012

Call For Submissions: Queerteen

One of these days I will be ALL OVER this. When I was a teenager, especially when I was in middle school (so that's, what, ages 12-14?) I was constantly searching for books where young women knew they were "different" the way I knew I was different, and where characters weren't boy-crazy and were just... well, a little more like me.

So maybe I should write some of that for the mes of today. And maybe I should submit it to Queerteen:


JMS Books LLC is pleased to announce its GLBT Young Adult imprint, Queerteen Press.

Queerteen Press publishes YA titles appealing to queer teens as well as their parents, teachers, and librarians. Books are available in electronic and print formats. A handful of titles are already available through QT Press, with several more scheduled for release in the early part of 2012.

We accept short stories, collections, and novel-length books in all genres of queer, literary, and genre fiction suitable for a young adult audience. This means books whose main characters are between the ages of 12 and 21.

Submission Policy:

* Electronic unsolicited submissions are accepted at any time.
* We do not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions.
* Submissions should include a QUERY LETTER, full SYNOPSIS, and 2,000 word EXCERPT in RTF format.
* Submissions are acknowledged within 2 business days.
* If we like your submission, we will request a copy of the full manuscript for review. Manuscripts must be in electronic format only. The review time is between 1-3 weeks. Contract terms:
* Authors earn 50% net royalties on all sales (e-book and paperback) from all distributors.
* Contracts are for a period of 2 years and auto-renew annually.
* We require exclusive electronic and print rights, but can negotiate if the story has been published in an anthology or collection. Full submission guidelines are available on our website at

J.M. Snyder
Queerteen Press
YA Imprint of JMS Books LLC

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