In 2008, we’re looking to publish short stories written by young adults for young adults. Writers aged 12 to 18 are invited to enter their YA short stories in our Shiny Competition and we will publish the winning entry in Issue 4!
Shiny looks for fresh, entertaining stories between 2000 and 8000 words. The style and substance of Shiny stories should be up there with the best current YA fiction, and should (for the most part) feature teenage protagonists. We're interested in stories with speculative elements - science fiction, fantasy and horror - but we're open to non-speculative stories.
We prefer a contemporary setting and/or feel to our stories, but will not let this restrict our choices. Shiny is aiming to appeal to teenagers, but also to the wide body of adults who read and enjoy Young Adult fiction.
We look forward to reading your entries!
How to enter: attach your entry in an rtf format and our permission slip signed by your parent or guardian (if you’re not 18) to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st 2008.
Note: the permission slip will be available for download shortly. In the meantime feel free to email us at email@example.com to obtain one.