Transcentric Y.A. Fiction Novella Contest

Cover for Bloodlines, one of the books in the series

I am excited to announce that Mocha Memoirs Press is on board to publish the novelette for the contest winner! That means the winner will receive:

  • A Publishing Contract from Mocha Memoirs Press.
  • Cover artwork featuring Your Character in the series style!
  • Full license from me to create their own work with the spin off character in the Moon Cried Blood universe as an authorized charactr with complete creative control
  • Editing from me – I’ll be the editor – assistant editing by Tristissima and proofreading by my team

In The Moon Cried Blood, teen witches get their powers when their periods start, or at menarche. My friend who is a transwoman suggested a trans teenwitch might get powers when she starts taking hormones. There aren’t any trans characters in it but there should be.

So in an effort to make the universe of the Moon Cried Blood less ciscentric and to tell JK Rowling to kiss my enby ass, I am going to have a contest! The contest is to introduce non-cis characters of any kind to the series universe.

The work should be novelette length, between 7,500 and 11,000 words, so it is consistent in length with the original series. The deadline is March 20, 2020 which is my birthday and also Spring Equinox. Please send your manuscript to

~ by Sumiko Saulson on January 2, 2020.

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