This is one of my impromptu posts. Compared to the others, it’ll be much shorter and it has a clear point.
I’m not one to seek out every writing opportunity out there – I definitely do things my way, and it’s different from many other people. I’ll go into that in more detail later. I have been pointed to an opportunity that I think is a good shout, and hopefully you guys will find it interesting, or at least know someone who might! The link to it is at the bottom of the page.
So what is it? The publisher Salt is looking for novellas between 20 and 30 thousand words about life in the city for adults between the ages of 18 and 24. This DOES NOT mean you have to be in that age bracket to enter, rather that’s your target audience. They want relatable characters that tackle the issues faced by this audience, no matter how controversial or dark. That gives you a lot of scope but a direction as well, which is no bad thing.
There’s no closing date, so it’s an open call. That gives you time to plan, research, write and edit. This looks to be a damn good deal so it could give you a chance to break into the writing world if that’s what you want.
Hell, even I’m starting work on this! I’m expecting some strong competition so good luck to you all!