Crossed Genres Publications will publish Hidden Youth: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History (expected release January 2016).
Submissions are due April 30, 2015.
Pay: 6¢/word for global English first publication rights in print and digital format
Length: 2000-8000 words (FIRM)
Your story must be set before 1935 C.E. (NO exceptions), and take place primarily in our world or an alternate historical version of our world. (Travel to other worlds, other dimensions, Fairyland, the afterlife, etc. is fine but should not be the focus.)
Your protagonists must be young people (under the age of 18) who were marginalized in their time and place. By “marginalized” we mean that they belong to one or more groups of people that were categorically, systematically deprived of rights and/or economic power. Examples in most times and places include enslaved people, indigenous people, queer people, laborers, women, people with disabilities, and people who do not share the local dominant religion, language, or ethnicity. Many people belong to multiple marginalized groups, and many are marginalized in some ways and privileged in others. Your story should acknowledge the complexity and intersectionality of marginalization.
For more information, visit: http://longhidden.com/hidden-youth-submissions/