I just received the news firsthand from Raelene Gorlinsky, Publisher of Ellora's Cave and Cerridwen Press. Cerridwen, the non-erotic branch of the Ellora's/Cerridwen/Lotus Circle family is acquiring YA novels
See the information below, which is forwarded with permission:
"...There is now a
"Young Adult Interest" category in the sidebar list on the site. (It
works like themes at EC - there is still a main genre, but then this
additional flag is added.) These are mainly fantasies and sweet romances
that involve young characters."
Summing up, Cerridwen Press isn't planning on launching e a separate line or imprint for YA, but they will be publishing YA books, listing the books under their genre (paranormal/fantasy/contemporary/etc), and adding a YA flag, to indicate they may appeal younger readers."We are looking for YA-appropriate Cerridwen submissions, especially
paranormal/fantasy/vampire, which is the hot market in YA right now.
Preference is for books that adults would also enjoy (lots of adults
read YA), so not too "childish" in outlook. We are aiming for the teen
level, not middle-grades. Requirements are no descriptive sexual content
(although it can be alluded to, can be obvious that it occurs) and that
the main characters be teens or early twenties. Consider what it is that
would interest a teen reader."
YA submissions should follow the normal format (from the Ellora's Cave Submissions page): Send a detailed synopsis (2 to 5 pages describing setting and main characters and outlining full plot, including resolution), the first three chapters and the final chapter of your manuscript via email as an attached file (doc or rtf format) to Submissions@ellorascave.com.
Thought I'd pass on the news.
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