Bad Apple invites you to pluck the forbidden fruit off its twisted branch and sink your teeth in deep. Give us the core of your heart and reveal the worm eating through the centre of your being. Give us your strange and unwanted, your rebellious and unsettling, your dark and compelling. We seek stories aimed at the upper YA audience (16+) and the recently coined New Adult (NA) audience. We accept stories from authors of all ages, genders, sexualities and races etc. We do however aim to publish at least one story per quarter written by young authors aged 16-21.Length: 2,000-5,000 words
We want to see what motivates and terrifies and captivates the hearts and minds of young adults today. We are also keen to give young writers a platform to showcase their talents. We will publish four short stories per quarterly issue. We have a particular interest in young people who are minorities, young women, and those with disabilities both mental and physical. We want to read about and represent those who are silenced and marginalised in society.
Genres Welcome: Spec Fiction, Fantasy, Faery Tale, Mythical, Horror, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Magical Realism and tales that do not fit neatly under a heading.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.badapplezine.com/submit/