Tornado Alley Publications

TAPBlogBackgroundGreen_2Tornado Alley Publications is devoted to some “awesomely wonderful” reading for younger readers. The company offers an outstanding variety of novels, short stories, and novellas for Middle Grade (ages 9-12), Young Adult (13-17), and New Adult (18-24) readers.

Reading is becoming a lost art in today's society. It takes a lot to grab the attention of a young reader and hold his or her interest. Choosing a well-written, interesting story is a good start.

Tornado Alley opened in September 2013, founded by Cheryl Pierson and Livia J. Washburn. The company may be new, but the owners’ experience in the writing, editing, and publishing fields is unmatched.

An imprint of Prairie Rose Publications, the publishing company created for women authors of historicals, westerns, and western romance, Tornado Alley accepts submissions from men and women alike in the contemporary, sci-fi, and fantasy genres. If you write a good story, we want to see it!

Submission requirements are here.

The goal at Tornado Alley Publications is to provide the best in contemporary and futuristic short stories, novellas, and novels to keep younger readers entertained and reading. Imagination is the key. If you feel you have a manuscript that would fit TAP's submissions guidelines, please email a query, synopsis, and the first three chapters for novel-length works and the entire completed manuscript for shorter pieces to Editor in Chief Cheryl Pierson at Please type TORNADO ALLEY PUBLICATIONS SUBMISSION in the subject line.



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