The purpose of FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology is to offer a unique new online venue for young adult short stories, with a commitment to showcasing underrepresented voices, boosting emerging writers, and highlighting the beauty and power of YA fiction. Each month, for one full calendar year, we will publish a new issue featuring three stellar YA stories. Among these will be original work from acclaimed writers, plus brand-new voices you haven’t heard from before who have been specially selected by your favorite authors.
As foreshadowing in storytelling is a way of imagining and prefiguring what’s to come, we hope that the new writers you’ll discover in our online serial anthology will be authors whose books you’ll covet tomorrow. We are especially committed to finding stories by marginalized voices new to YA and will be actively working on outreach, hoping to contribute to the changing landscape of young adult publishing to become more inclusive and diverse.
To give you a glimpse of what’s to come in future issues of FORESHADOW, we already have a star-studded line-up of authors who will participating in different capacities. Details will be announced at a later date, but for now we are thrilled to announce the following names you’ll find in our 2019 issues: Becky Albertalli, S. K. Ali, Laurie Halse Anderson, Brandy Colbert, Gayle Forman, Tiffany D. Jackson, Uma Krishnaswami, Stephanie Kuehn, Nina LaCour, Justine Larbalestier, Malinda Lo, Bennett Madison, Saundra Mitchell, Amy Reed, Jason Reynolds, Randy Ribay, Lilliam Rivera, Adam Silvera, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Courtney Summers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Wendy Xu.
Thanks to our wildly successful Indiegogo campaign, we have made a commitment to pay all of our contributors—established and emerging voices alike—as well as offer honorariums to our amazing volunteer staff. We will be transparent about all of our funding at a future date and will share our financial breakdown soon.
We’re also thrilled to give you a taste of what’s to come with Issue Zero, featuring startling, original stories by Dhonielle Clayton (New York Times bestselling author of The Belles) and Samantha Mabry (author of All the Wind in the World, longlisted for the National Book Award). Issue Zero also features a new voice selected by #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicola Yoon: a beautiful, heartfelt story by Nora Elghazzawi that we are proud to showcase. What’s next for us? With your help and with your stories, we will be introducing FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology to the world with Issue #1 beginning in January 2019!
Emily X.R. Pan & Nova Ren Suma