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Author Co-Operative

If you write fantasy or science fiction stories for children, we’re looking for a number of resident authors to be part of our new venture.

We’re developing a digital publishing platform and author collective, designed specifically for young readers aged 8- 14+ years and their parents. Ivy Tribe is a children’s subscription service, which focuses on fantasy and science fiction short stories, within an imaginative and immersive environment.

Our aim is to grow a hub for parents focusing on literature, language and creative activities; whilst ensuring our authors and creatives receive fair royalties. The ultimate goal is to build the greatest short story collection. We’re creating an inspirational digital space for young readers to discover new stories and authors.

If you’re a new, unpublished or published children’s author and you want to become part of something different, we’d love to hear from you. As a resident writer, you will become part of the Ivy Tribe Author Collective. Exclusive stories from our author members will form the backbone of the Ivy Tribe collection. Come and join our social writing community for children’s fantasy and science fiction authors, to find support and friendship.

Ivy TribeWe’re thinking BIG.

Bethea Ivy Publishing is a brand new enterprise, with plans to launch our subscription service in winter 2021. The main objective is to provide smart options for parents, to inspire children to read, write, create and achieve.

We’re imagining a new concept to get young readers excited about stories. Ivy Tribe will create an immersive and interactive experience through activities and discussion.

Our quirky labyrinth of digital space offers exploits full of wonder and surprises.

A Digital Collection For Young Readers

Ivy TribeIvy Tribe’s reading rooms and bookshelves will be set against the landscape of  Evergreen City, a virtual space. The membership site will revolve around the city’s library of incredible stories and adventures.

Members pay an affordable monthly subscription fee, for unlimited access to Ivy Tribe’s story collection and reading experience. Future plans include a premium service, incorporating a young writers’ club, live video sessions, competitions, creative projects and a parents’ community.

Originality is Key

From the get-go, we’re looking for children’s authors who can write stories with amazing characters, plot, theme and structure. Top of the list is originality. We cherish creative storytelling and extraordinary adventures for young minds. To be successful, we must continue to grow our library with stories children come back for time and time again.

Ivy Tribe Fresh Voices

We love fresh new voices and concepts in children’s fiction. Our aim is to jam-pack our digital library with short stories, novellas, graphic novels, comics and short chapter by chapter novels, stretching across all sub-genres for middle-grade and young adult readers.

Series collections will be very important to us; not only does this build a cohesive framework for each genre, but it also helps children connect and identify with characters and worlds. Our site has no territory restrictions, so authors have the potential to reach a global market.

An Authors’ Collective

As a digital platform and author collective, we’ll publish the work of our author members as a priority. A limited number of guest authors may submit manuscripts each month. Many of our author members and creatives will also have the opportunity to become editors, copy-editors and proof-readers. For more information visit our authors’ page. You can also register your interest here and you’ll be directed to our downloads page to view our comprehensive brochure and author earnings guide.

Ivy Tribe Authors’ Hub

Author HubTo make this possible we’re introducing a dedicated Author Hub. This will be our online support centre and workspace, using social media groups, sharing sites and video communication technologies. We’re here to support authors in achieving their publishing dreams and to help them to gain recognition and traction.

In return, we are looking for awe-inspiring short stories. Authors will always retain creative control over their work, as well as intellectual property rights. Professionalism is extremely important, from the manuscript through to the author biography and everything in between. Most of all, we expect regular, fresh and vibrant content from our author members.

Are you ready to become part of the tribe?

If you’re interested in becoming a resident author member, please take a look at the following pages and blog posts, then register your interest:

Authors’ Collective
Ivy Tribe: We’re Starting Something Mighty
Ivy Tribe

You may also want to check out our range of voluntary positions which require a few hours of work each week, outline details are available on our Voluntary Roles page.

The Writing Tribe UK is our social community, come and join us for support and friendship.

Let’s dream big together, come and join the Tribe.




Beth Etherington, Founder & Editorial Director.


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