I'm under 18. Can I publish my book?

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Yes, it's possible for you to publish your book. There are several examples of kids under the age of 18 successfully publishing their novels. Here are a few:

--Flavia Bujor wrote THE PROPHECY OF THE STONES when she was 12 and published it with HarperCollins when she was 14.

--Nancy Yi Fan started SNOWBIRD when she was 11, finished it when she was 12, and was published by HarperCollins when she was 14.

--Jake Marcionette wrote JUST JAKE when he was 12, and I believe it was published the same year. It hit the New York Times bestseller list.

--Jyoti and Suresh Guptara finished the first draft of CONSPIRACY OF CALASPIA when they were 11. It was published when they were 17 -- after 10! rewrites.

Age isn't, in and of itself, a huge factor in publishing. Publishers (and readers) want a great story, and they don't care if you're 15 or 50. The only caveat is that if you're under the age of 18, you can't sign a contract. Your parents will have to do that.

You CAN publish your book.


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