After the Nova is calling all writers between the ages of 11-17 to submit a short fictional story. This is a great opportunity to get an original creative piece published.


After the Nova is an upcoming science fiction anthology of short stories set in a dystopian future where mental health is a top priority. Writers between the ages of 11-17 are encouraged to submit a short story to the After the Nova Open Call Submission by April 15.


Participants must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to submit their short story. Those selected to participate in the collection will be notified by May 1. Contributing authors of After the Nova will receive a byline and be compensated $25 per story at the time of publication.


Although stories will vary across time and space, they will have a few things in common—they will take place in a dystopian world, feature female voices, and touch on themes of mental health and self-reliance.


YA Stories, the new division of The Unapologetic Voice House, is proud to publish this collection in the young adult genre. The Unapologetic Voice House will manage the project and will be communicating with contributing authors and their parent or guardian throughout the process of the book.


The Unapologetic Voice House will pay for the book to be edited, designed and published. There will be no other fees for the contributing authors or their parent/guardian. The Unapologetic Voice House will distribute After the Nova to its retail channels in both a print book and an e-book. Submissions and guidelines for this opportunity can be found at