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We are once again OPEN for submissions of fiction, poetry, and essays. Read our guidelines and submit!

Editor in Chief News: Kip Takes the Reins

More exciting masthead news! Kerri is going to take a sabbatical as Editor in Chief for the 2016-2017 publication year, and our fabulous Poetry Editor Kip Rechea Wilson will be the acting Editor in Chief!

YARN’s New Fiction Editor!

We are THRILLED to announce that YARN Alum and award-winning writer-teacher-editor Laura Williams McCaffrey will be our new Fiction Editor.

See you next year!

It’s that time of year again…..Time for the YARN staff to take a break from publishing new material so we can get ready for NEXT season. You know, in 2017. Seems like a long time from now, but it isn’t. […]

Short Story by Debut Novelist Emily Ross!

We were thrilled to shake a story out of YA thriller writer Emily Ross! Here, as a YARN exclusive, is her short fiction debut!

Morgan comes over so late even the stars are nodding off. As I watch for him through the window, it feels like the blinking blue IHOP sign across the street is hypnotizing me. […]

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YARN Garners Several SCBWI Magazine Merits!!

Woot! We did it again 😉

The SCBWI Magazine Merit awards for 2106 are out, and YARN has again swept top awards in the YA fiction/nonfiction category.

Poetry

4 Poems by Brittany Menjivar

Five poems by teen writer, Brittany Menjivar

what a kid could do

i want to be forever young //
with boldness that bites //
and feet that refuse to tremble […]

Fiction

Peter

Our final fiction of the 2016 Spring-Summer Edition is this harrowing story about runaways by teen writer Morgan Bennett from Texas. Kind of reminds us that S.E. Hinton was only 16 when she wrote and published “The Outsiders.”

[…] can you imagine black fire? It filled Peter’s eyes. Sometimes it seemed like his calm, polite demeanor was hiding someone on the verge of erupting. […]

Poetry

17, Biting Down

Two poems by teen writer, Eden Arielle Gordon.

17

And afterwards, //
we hobble home, //
fingers and toes buried in the soil of a torn-up continent. […]

Poetry

This Is Not a Love Story, She Had Been Fragile Since the Day She Was Born

Two poems by teen writer, Avis Ko.

The pangs of the world’s grief overcame her //
Like waves of a merciless shore […]

Fiction

Short Story by Debut Novelist Emily Ross!

We were thrilled to shake a story out of YA thriller writer Emily Ross! Here, as a YARN exclusive, is her short fiction debut!

Morgan comes over so late even the stars are nodding off. As I watch for him through the window, it feels like the blinking blue IHOP sign across the street is hypnotizing me. […]

Fiction

Impromptu Op. 142 No. 3 in B-flat Major

By TEEN writer Angela Yin, this #ownvoices story about a piano playing teen will get you thinking.

[…] And just like that, I did. But not by choice. Horrified, I felt the music splinter without my permission. Break and disintegrate. The notes jabbed my skin as I tried to catch them […]

Poetry

5 Poems by Shari Green

Five poems by Shari Green.

Autumn Morning

There’s a chill in the air //
yet the lucid blue sky gives promise //
of afternoon warmth.[…]

Poetry

the hound and the doe, faux

Two poems by teen writer, Sydney Rhaine.

the hound and the doe

she is honey against his fingers //
and something so maybe it burns […]

Poetry

Dying for the One, Color of the Devil

Two poems by teen writer, Catherine Cheng.

Color of the Devil

He came in the variable time of //
summer’s sun and autumn’s breeze […]

Poetry

3 Poems by Heather Truett

Three poems by Heather Truett

Poem in the Paper

The blue lines //
lie blank – //
lie to me //
like fossils on the page […]

Poetry

Silent, Dollhouse

Two poems by teen writer, Kacie Hampton.

Silent

I do not know why, //
or who did this to me. //
I am resigned to it. […]

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