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Posted On 2017-09-01 08:53:53 |  Last Update 2017-09-01 08:53:53 |  Read 15489 times | 0 Comments

Our September 2017 open submission period is now open for BAME writers exclusively.

Our BAME YA anthology, A Change Is Gonna Come, is out now - and we've been blown away by the reception it has received. Featuring top Young Adult authors and introducing a host of exciting new voices, this anthology of stories and poetry from BAME writers on the theme of change is a long-overdue addition to the YA scene. Contributors include Tanya Byrne, Inua Ellams, Catherine Johnson, Patrice Lawrence, Ayisha Malik, Irfan Master, Musa Okwonga and Nikesh Shukla.

Importantly, the anthology also introduces four new voices in YA fiction: Mary Bello, Aisha Bushby, Yasmin Rahman and Phoebe Roy.

Stripes has never wanted this to be the end of the way we are changing our fiction, and as such we are thrilled to open submissions throughout September exclusively to BAME writers of Middle Grade, Teen and YA fiction.

Our next open submission periods are:

January 2018 – details to be confirmed
May 2018 – details to be confirmed


We are looking for fiction for readers from 6-12, teen and Young Adults. The submissions window is for the entire calendar month, from midnight Friday 1st September to Sat 30th September at 11.59pm.

Please send a covering letter including your short biography, a one-page synopsis and three chapters (the opening three or a later extract) of your manuscript. We will endeavor to respond within three months following the closure of the submissions window, however please be patient, as we receive a high volume of submissions. We accept simultaneous submissions.

Email your submission to: editorial@stripespublishing.co.uk

Include the following in your subject header: '[your name] - BAME submission'

Please note, we do not accept books for adults, educational books, poetry, graphic novels, comics, multimedia, scripts, screenplays, short stories, non-fiction or picture books for babies and toddlers. Submissions that don’t fit our criteria will not be responded to.

Thank you for helping us to continue to make change.

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