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 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, and more authors are in the works, but for now we are thrilled to announce the following: Becky Albertalli, Laurie Halse Anderson, Roshani Chokshi, Dhonielle Clayton, Brandy Colbert, Stephanie Kuehn, Nina LaCour, Justine Larbalestier, Malinda Lo, Samantha Mabry, Bennett Madison, Jason Reynolds, Adam Silvera, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Courtney Summers, Rita Williams-Garcia, Wendy Xu, and Nicola Yoon.
Our goal is to pay all of our contributors—established and emerging voices alike—and we plan to launch a fundraising campaign in summer 2018 to help us do exactly that. Issue Zero will debut around the same time to offer a taste of what’s to come. Following that, we are working to introduce FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology to the world beginning in January 2019, and we hope you’ll support our efforts!
Emily X.R. Pan & Nova Ren Suma