The Voyage Journal

Bring on your first chapters! We’re back with another YA first chapters contest for the summer 2021 season! It’s no secret that one of the most difficult challenges in writing a book is getting that first chapter right—and we’re asking you to rise to the occasion. Can you write a first chapter that captivates your audience enough to make them want to keep reading? If the answer is yes, then we want to read your first chapter. Submissions are open from May 24, 2021, to July 18, 2021.

Our guest judge will choose three stories from a shortlist.

The 1st Place winner will receive $3,000 and a one hour-long consultation with a literary agent.

2nd Place will receive $300 and publication,

3rd place will receive $200 and publication.

Finalists will also receive written feedback from a literary agent.

Bonus: Every entrant will receive access to a pre-recorded mini workshop!