Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hunger Mountain, Young Adult & Children's--Submission Call

Calling Children’s Authors and Illustrators
2011 Submissions Needs for Hunger Mountain Young Adult and Children’s page.

The Hunger Mountain Children’s and YA page is now going to be rolling content, updating the site with new work every few weeks. We will still have themed issues. The next two issues themes are below.
*Also interested in sneak-peaks into new books coming out, deleted chapters from books, short stories, etc.* Hunger Mountain buys first world serial rights and upon publication, the rights revert back to the contributor. For sneak-peaks, publisher and rights department approval is needed.

May-Sept 2011
The Varying Shades of Shadows
We would love to see pieces that play with light and darkness (figuratively and literally), a fabulous piece with an unreliable narrator (or on the delicate balance of writing an unreliable narrator), or pieces where secondary characters are shaded so well that they not only support the main character but truly help flesh out the work. 

*Please note, I am looking to do more with illustrators and will be debuting a Inside the Illustrator’s Studio column—taking an inside look via photos at a WIP by an illustrator. We are featuring Don Tate in the column premiere.

Sept-December 2011
The Art (and Insanity) of Creativity
We will be looking for pieces to address: tapping in to your inner artist, what we do artistically outside of our writing/illustrating to keep creative, the joys and pitfalls of leading a creative life, can writing be taught?, the elusiveness of artistry, hitting the creative wall and breaking through, the sacrifices (time, sleep, television) we make to get the work done, etc. 

Along with our features, each issue we would like to include one or two essays for our regular columns:

The Flipside—two authors various take on one issue.
This Writer’s Life—essays on and about the writer’s life.
INKlings—essays on and about the illustrator’s life and/or techniques.
In Response—an essay adding to or commenting on the conversation from the prior HM issue.
The Toolbox—craft based essays on a variety of topics.
What My Last Book Taught Me—A short essay on what the author’s last book taught them.
New Work—fiction, poetry, short stories, opening chapters of WIP, etc. 

If you are a published author or have met me in person, you may email content or pitches for essays/articles to me at bahegedus at If you are a yet-to-be published writer, please submit using the Hunger Mountain online submissions manager. See here for details:

Please feel free to share these submission needs with local SCWBIs and/or other writer organizations in your area. Thank you!

Visit the Hunger Mountain Young Adult and Children's Literature Archives.


Thank you and I look forward to your submissions!

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