HarperCollins Children’s Books has opened it’s doors to writer’s of diverse backgrounds to submit work. This is a contest for middle grade manuscripts (ages 8-12) in any genre or format. A few of the rules are:
- Must be 18 years of age
- Must have a diverse background: (Examples, but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
- Document in Microsoft Word or PDF, no larger than 5 MB
The winner will receive:
- Editorial feedback from a panel of HarperCollins editors in writing, including an edit letter and a thirty-minute phone consultation.
- Consideration for publication by the HarperCollins Children’s Books’ acquisitions group.
The deadline to submit is November 16, 2018. For complete rules for submission, go here. And as always, good luck!