Adult, young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) novels, novellas, and short story collections are accepted. Minimum word count: 22,000. Individual stories in a collection may have been published in journals. Books that have been self-published will be considered "unpublished" if fewer than about 200 copies we re printed.
Get your creative juices flowing and enter your best story for young adult readers into the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards Young Adult Fiction Category. This young adult contest spotlights some of today’s best young adult fiction writers. Plus, one first place winner will receive $500 in.
Notes on Needle in the Hay Competitions: Any style / genre - LOADS of different competitions, run weekly and monthly all year round for different story lengths with varying prize amounts - best to check the website and see what is currently running - short listed stories published on the website and then a rotating panel of judges vote for winner - prizes vary from cash (up to A$400) to critiques.