Meet Me @ 19th Street is the online literary journal that holds quarterly competitions for first chapters of in-progress or completed novels. Each competition has a distinct theme, and the opening one for 2020 focuses on the first chapter of YA works with strong female characters. Because novels have the power to help us imagine how our own lives might be lived, we seek stories with strong women to inspire young readers.
Each of the three winners will receive $100 and be considered for the annual 19th-Street Prize, which includes professional editing of the manuscript and publication by Arch Street Press. The deadline for submissions is midnight, March 16th, with an entry fee of $15.