Call For Submissions

Common Deer Press is looking for new titles to add to our list! We’re looking for middle grade and young adult manuscripts that engage, entertain, educate, or inspire, and submissions are open to all.

If you’ve got a great middle grade or young adult story ready, we can’t wait to hear from you! Read our wish list below and then check our submission guidelines.


Wish List

While we’re open to all kinds of manuscripts for middle grade and young adult audiences, we have a few things we’re particularly eager to see.


For fiction, we’d love to see fantasy, soft sci-fi, contemporary, or thriller/suspense novels or graphic novels especially if they include:

  • Coming of age narratives

  • Neurodiverse characters

  • LGBTQ+ characters

  • Subversion of popular tropes

For non-fiction we want to see engaging manuscripts that explain or explore any of the following topics:

  • History

  • Culture

  • Sports

  • Science (especially climate science and health sciences)

  • Technology

  • Business/Money management

Submissions close September 30, 2022.



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