AUSTIN, TEXAS November 23, 2015 – AUTHORS, Inc., creator of AUTHORS.me, the premier online platform for queries, manuscript submissions and acquisitions discovery empowering writers, agents, and publishers, announced its Young Adult Fiction Competition, YA! 2015. The competition will award three prizes that include cash, full manuscript editing services, professional book coaching, and annual subscription to AUTHORS Discovery service. The competition opens November 23rd and ends December 31st, 2015.
“The YA! 2015 competition lets new voices in this energized genre be heard, and be discovered,” said Monica Landers, CEO of AUTHORS. “We couldn’t be more excited about launching this contest for aspiring YA authors, helping them on their way to success in traditional publishing, as well as all the new media options appealing to today’s young readers.”
Eligible writers can submit their manuscripts through the end of the year using the AUTHORS’ platform which enables them to quickly add all the pertinent details concerning themselves and their work, resulting in a consistent rich-media output that will be available for the judges’ review. Submission details can be found at www.authors.me/ya2015/. There is no limit to the number of entries that will be accepted, but writers are encouraged to get their work in early to ensure making the deadline during the busy holiday season.
The distinguished panel will include four YA experts: John B. Bryans, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher at Plexus Publishing, Danielle Chiotti of Upstart Crow Literary, Jackie Lindert of New Leaf Literary, and Christen Thompson, Acquisitions Editor and Bookseller.
Prizes will also include exclusive professional services from competition partners BookLogix, a provider of traditional and non-traditional publishing services, and Carolyn Cohagan, published author and book coach.
Winners will be announced at the end of February. For the complete Official Rules of the YA! 2015 Competition, please visit: www.authors.me/ya2015/