Category Archives: Young Adult

FREE Kindle ebook for next 5 days! “FreeK Show” – YA paranormal


For the next 5 days, starting TONIGHT, Amazon is running a FREE Kindle promotion for “FreeK Show.”



When This Camp’s In Session, It’s Not Just Fun & Games. Sometimes, It’s Murder.

The FreeKs are back so, naturally, trouble’s not far behind. Several of the kids have returned – a year older and more adept with their paranormal skills. There’s also a hot new guy, Damon. When he sees Atlanta, with her streaked hair and body piercings, you don’t have to be psychic to feel the electricity.

Just as the group gathers, a body is discovered under bizarre circumstances. It looks like suicide, but when the ghosts from last year show up with a strange ethereal companion, the FreeKs and their adult mentors have to conclude it’s a murder. And they’re being drawn into it.

It’s out of the frying pan into the fire when the murderer targets two at FreeK Camp for abduction and murder. But why these two?

As the victims are taken, new talents and an assist from an unexpected ally all come into play. But the sun is coming up and time is running out.

FreeK Show: Where Nothing Is as It Appears is the second in Bram Stoker Award winner Steve Burt’s FreeKs psychic teens mystery/thriller series for adults & teens. The series (FreeK Camp, FreeK Show) has won 19 international awards including the Paris, 2 London, 2 NY, 2New England, San Francisco and 2 Hollywood Book Festival Awards, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, 3 Mom’s Choice golds, 3 Beach Book Festival Awards for Best Teen, the Halloween Book Festival Best Young Adult, and a Next Generation Indie.

Get it here starting tonight:

Free writing contest for high school seniors


Win a $5,000 college scholarship in the “Out of the Easy” Scholarship Contest; submit a 3-page essay on:

Out of the Easy references the following quote from Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. How does this quote relate to the journey of the characters in “Out of the Easy” and also to your personal journey as you prepare for college? 

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. — Charles Dickens


Deadline is May 31, 2013. Details HERE:

YA Dark Moon Digest call for submissions


Young adult horror; deadline April 15, 2013; no fee to submit; payment is $10 plus contributor’s copy; send submissions and questions to; 500 to 4,000 words; details HERE:

FREE contest for ages 13 to 21


Figment – Seventeen Magazine Fiction Contest; deadline Feb. 13, 2013; details HERE:

FREE – Junior Authors Short Story Contest


1,000 words; ages 9 to 21; cash prizes; no entry fee; deadline June 30, 2013; details HERE:

Stringybark Young Adult short story contest


deadline is Jan. 13, 2013; 1,500 words max; link to Australia somehow; $770 worth of prizes; entry fee is $9.95; details HERE: