Voyage 2020 First Chapters Contest for Young Adult Fiction
Judged by NYT Bestselling Author, Dhonielle Clayton
Voyage wants to see those first chapters of your Young Adult novels! One of the most difficult challenges in writing a book is getting that first chapter just right—and we're aiming to challenge you. Can you write a first chapter that captivates your audience enough to make them want to keep reading? If the answer is yes, then send it to us.
2nd Place will receive $300 and publication. 3rd place will receive $200 and publication.
All finalists will receive written feedback from one of our partner literary agents, either Leah Pierre or Thao Le.
- Voyage submissions are open to all writers working in English
- International submissions are welcome
- Submissions must be the first chapter of a Young Adult novel (the full novel does not need to be completed), and from the point-of-view of a young adult
- The chapter doesn't have to be standalone
- 5,000 words maximum
- $20 reading fee