September 25 through October 1st is Banned Book Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and raising awareness of the immense social value of free and open access to information. We’ve run special episodes spotlighting the event in the past, such as Alex Shvartsman’s The Things We Leave Behind.
To celebrate, later this year (tentatively scheduled for April/May), Cast of Wonders will hold a specific submission call for new YA stories focusing on themes of overcoming censorship, access to information and the transformative power of literature in all its forms.
Full details will be availaible before the submission window opens and will include:
- Two week submission window to be announced in April or May 2016
- New stories only
- Open to both flash and short fiction
- Our regular pay rates ($0.06/word), submission guidelines and contractual terms will apply
- We plan to purchase up to seven stories to showcase the week
We hope this inspires you, and we can’t wait to see your stories!