The Poisoned Pencil
We publish only young adult mystery novels, 45,000 to 80,000 words in length, in trade paperback and ebooks editions. For our purposes, a young adult book is a book with a protagonist between the ages of 13 and 18.
We are looking for both traditional and cross-genre young adult mysteries (see below for exceptions). We encourage off-beat approaches and narrative choices that reflect the complexity and ambiguity of today’s world. Submissions from teens are very welcome.