Australian publisher searching for aspiring YA writers

Australian publisher Hardie Grant Egmont has launched The Ampersand Project — a global search for “thrilling and compelling” manuscripts by unpublished YA writers.

“It’s an ambitious idea, but we’re excited about bringing new voices to the YA fiction scene,” say the editors. “We want to cater to our teenage readers who just aren’t into fantasy or paranormal romance, and show them a world just like this one. Real life can be just as dramatic and thrilling as other-worldly adventures, and any teenager who’s climbed out their bedroom window for an illicit adventure knows it.”

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