This is Page Turner. He's looking for something to read that's not boring and snobby. He wants a story that he can't put down.
The 2023 contest will open up again in late spring/early summer. Check back here!
There are two key requirements:
Your story should be accessible to most teens, not just the avid readers.
You must submit anonymously.
Submit early. Submissions will be capped at 300.
It should go without saying that your piece is polished and publishable. If your story needs proofing and revision, it will be rejected.
If published here, your work will be fully available to readers to see for free. I will not own your work, though. It's yours and if you choose to have it taken down at any time I will abide by your wishes. It is my hope that acceptance here will help you on your way to a traditional (and lucrative) publishing deal.
As part of my commitment to judge your writing without prejudice please do NOT provide a bio, resume, or any sort of additional information. I do not want to know your experience, age, gender, race, or anything else about you until your piece is accepted.
Your submission should be as anonymous as possible. Please remove any identifiers from your work. I understand that your email address may reveal your name. That's okay, but if you have an email that obscures your name -- even better!
You should not identify a genre for your story. Where it "fits" can be a discussion if your piece is selected. Please do not forget that this site is for writers of material for youth--middle grades through new adult.
Winner will be selected on or before July 30, 2022. Don't forget to check your email regularly.