Posted by Angelica R. Jackson
I interviewed Karen Sandler, author of Tankborn which came out this month by Tu Books, but in case you were wondering what Tu books looks for in submissions:
"Tu Books publishes speculative fiction for children and young adults featuring diverse characters and settings. Our focus is on well-told, exciting, adventurous fantasy, science fiction, and mystery novels featuring people of color set in worlds inspired by non-Western folklore or culture. We welcome Western settings if the main character is a person of color.
We are looking specifically for stories for both middle grade (ages
8-12) and young adult (ages 12-18) readers. (We are not looking for picture books, chapter books, or short stories. Please do not send submissions in these formats.)
For more information on how to submit, please see our submission guidelines.
What we’re particularly interested in seeing lately: Asian steampunk, any African culture, contemporary African-American stories, Latino/a stories, First Nations/Native American/Aboriginal fantasy or science fiction written by tribal members, original postapocalyptic worlds, historical fantasy or mystery set in a non-Western setting.
We look forward to reading your book!"
Hope there's someone who has a book that fits their categories. I'd like to see what an Asian steampunk looks like for myself!
P.S. Don't forget that the deadline for entering Writer's Digest's Young Adult Short Ficion Contest is October 1.