Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Teen Crave and Teen Crush- New YA Imprints from Entangled Publishing

Welcome to Inside the Publishing World. Today I am looking at two of Entangled's latest YA imprints- Teen Crave and Teen Crush.

Teen Crave-

What it publishes- Print and digital YA novels.
What genres- Romances: Sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, dystopian, historical, thriller, contemporary and cyberpunk. *They have a preference for the darker side written in third person POV.

From their submissions website- 

Specifically, we are looking for:

Sci-fi, paranormal, fantasy, dystopian, steampunk, biopunk, and cyberpunk romances featuring characters that are 16-18 years old.
Stories that are 45-60k words in length. We will consider novellas if they are tied to an existing Crave series or are a prequel to another Entangled series.

Trope-driven stories with at least one strong primary trope and two more secondary tropes. Think boy/girl next door, ugly duckling, opposites attract, wrong side of the tracks, best friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, mistaken identity, etc.

Stories must follow the traditional category story arc and be focused on the romance. High conflict and high tension are a must!

Dual point of view. Third-person point of view is preferred, but we will consider first-person POV on a case-by-case basis.

M/F, M/M, and F/F are all welcome, and we’d love to see diverse characters.

Sex is allowed in the stories, but nothing graphic. Heat level can range from sweet to suggestive.

Tone can be anything from light and funny to heavy and dark, though we particularly love stories that can be both.

Crave-esque authors we love: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephenie Meyer, Maggie Stiefvater, Melissa Landers, Tahereh Mafi, Gail Carriger, Marissa Meyer

Pop culture teen romances we love: Buffy/Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Damon/Elena (The Vampire Diaries), Scott/Allison (Teen Wolf), Clark/Lana (Smallville), Liz/Max (Roswell)

We accept both agented and unagented submissions.

Teen Crush-

What it publishes- Fist time love stories, coming of age romance. Not as dark as Crave. Looking for funny, emotional and flirty.

From their submissions page-

Specifically, we are looking for:

Contemporary, modern romances featuring characters that are 16-18 years old.
Stories that are 45-60k words in length. We will consider novellas if they are tied to an existing Crush series or are a prequel to another Entangled series.

Trope-driven stories with at least one strong primary trope and two more secondary tropes. Think boy/girl next door, ugly duckling, opposites attract, wrong side of the tracks, best friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, mistaken identity, etc.

Stories must follow the traditional category story arc and be focused on the romance. High conflict and high tension are a must!

Dual point of view. Third-person point of view is preferred, but we will consider first-person POV on a case-by-case basis.

M/F, M/M, and F/F are all welcome, and we’d love to see diverse characters.

Sex is allowed in the stories, but nothing graphic. Heat level can range from sweet to suggestive.

Tone can be anything from light and funny to heavy and dark, though we particularly love stories that can be both.

Crush-esque authors we love: Jennifer Echols, Simone Elkeles, Mandy Hubbard, Katie McGarry, Miranda Kenneally, Elizabeth Scott, Susane Colasanti

Pop culture teen romances we love: Pacey/Joey (Dawson’s Creek), Kat/Patrick (10 Things I Hate About You), Kurt/Blaine (Glee), Hannah/Caleb (Pretty Little Liars), Baby/Johnny (Dirty Dancing), Lloyd/Diane (Say Anything), Laney/Zack (She’s All That), Logan/Veronica (Veronica Mars)  

We accept both agented and unagented submissions.



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