Monday, May 12, 2008

Shiny Submission Guidelines Update

Shiny is now closed to submissions. Thank you for your support over the last two years.

Shiny is looking for fresh, entertaining stories between 2000 and 8000 words long. 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 mostly interested in stories with speculative elements - science fiction, fantasy and horror - but we're open to non-speculative stories that would appeal to genre readers [as with, for example, So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld, Boy Proof by Cecil Castelucci, or "Anda's Game" by Cory Doctorow]. 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 submissions!

Who: the editorial board consists of Alisa Krasnostein, Ben Payne and Tansy Rayner Roberts
How: send your submission in rtf attachment to Keep an eye on our blog at for more about what we're looking for.

Payment: AUS$50 per story

Rights: First International e-rights, and exclusivity for three months after first publication. We are not looking to reprint stories that have been previously published in print or online.


Karen said...

I asked my Local Library, Logan Libraries if they could purchase some copies for their YA readers. They said they would need to see more information about the Publishers before they would go ahead. I have subscribed three issues and I will show them... Karen Tyrrell.

BT said...

Hi all,

Seems Duotrope has listed you as somewhere not to send submissions to any longer. Are you closing down the publication?

Shiny said...

That is correct, Shiny is now closed.

Karen said...

Is Shiny still Publishing their next Mag?
And honouring Pre-paid Subscriptions?

Alisa Krasnostein said...

Please see the announcement on the front page for futher details.