Saturday, August 15, 2009

Do you write YA?

inkpop will launch in mid-September, but here's the scoop as of now...

inkpop is the new voice in teen publishing.
You’ve heard the horror stories. When they were just getting started, even some of the world’s most successful authors weren’t immune to the pains of getting published. Navigating the traditional publishing system can be like shooting in the dark. The manuscript submission process is often a lengthy, intimidating uphill battle, and there’s no guarantee that publishers will actually read your work.

inkpop will change the old way of doing things. By asking, “What does the community think?” inkpop marks a new approach to identifying and developing talent. inkpop is an online network that connects up-and-coming authors with talent spotters and publishing professionals in the teen market. Writers are invited to post their books, short stories, essays, and poetry for the whole world to see. inkpop members identify and rank their favorite works and post their feedback and constructive criticism.

We’re all about the reader. Our social networking forum shines just as much light on authors as on the readers who provide the positive springboard for feedback. After all, inkpop members play a critical role in deciding whose projects rise to inkpop’s Top Picks.

inkpop pays careful attention to what the community thinks. Each month we compile a list of the top five projects of all time, handing over the work for our Editorial Board to read. Consisting of HarperCollins editors, the Editorial Board provides the final critique in the review process. The ultimate goal is to find the Next Big Thing in teen lit, and the ultimate prize is every aspiring author’s dream: A publishing contract.

Ready to make your mark?

If you are, contact Amy Schroeder
inkpop Site Manager


  1. What an intriguing concept! As an aspiring YA author, I'm definitely on the lookout for new trends and new markets. I am very interested to see how inkpop works and it's ultimate effect on the YA market.

    If there's anything I can do to help you get started, let me know!

  2. Hi Megan, if you have a YA manuscript ready, contact Amy Schroeder the inkpop Site Manager, and ask her if you can post it on inkpop>>