Hello, I’ve written a YA novel and I read in your guidelines that you don’t represent protagonists older than 18. Is 19 too old to submit?
The question for me is why are you set on making the character age 19. Presumably because the story is about their experience at college or employment rather than high school? The point is, we are particularly looking for teens still within the school/family structure – rather than living as independent adults. So it’s less about the age, and more about where core YA tends to fall. I hope that is useful!