Halloween Fiction Contest, judged by Rin Chupeco

We at YARN are thrilled to announce that Rin Chupeco, author of The Bone Witch series, will judge our Halloween Fiction Contest.

We invite writers to submit stories in honor of the season ~

Thanks for a Great Season

With summer already in full swing, it’s time to wrap up another fantastic season at YARN.

Check out some of the 2017 season highlights and find out what’s in the pipeline!

Interview with Anna-Marie McLemore

We at YARN caught up with Anna-Marie McLemore, author of two absolutely lovely award-winners and the soon-to-be-released, “Wild Beauty.” Read on to find out more about Anna-Marie and her work.

Outtake from “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue”

Because we are the luckiest YA literary Journal around, we get to share this fabulous scene with you, an outtake from Mackenzi Lee’s “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.” You’re welcome 😉

Interview with Cindy Pon

We’re thrilled to share this interview with Cindy Pon, author of several YA fantasies and the near-future thriller, “Want”! Read on to find out more about Cindy and her work.

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Fiction

Halloween Fiction Contest, judged by Rin Chupeco

We at YARN are thrilled to announce that Rin Chupeco, author of The Bone Witch series, will judge our Halloween Fiction Contest.

We invite writers to submit stories in honor of the season ~

News

Thanks for a Great Season

With summer already in full swing, it’s time to wrap up another fantastic season at YARN.

Check out some of the 2017 season highlights and find out what’s in the pipeline!

Interviews

Interview with Anna-Marie McLemore

We at YARN caught up with Anna-Marie McLemore, author of two absolutely lovely award-winners and the soon-to-be-released, “Wild Beauty.” Read on to find out more about Anna-Marie and her work.

Fiction

Red Velvet Cupcake

Aashna must choose between what her family thinks she should want and what she needs.

A month after she thought she was getting better, Aashna had the inexplicable headache again. […]

Poetry

3 Poems by Sarah Allen

Three poems by Sarah Allen

The Poet

[…] Darling, just turn me into something worth reading.

Poetry

Breaths Underwater, I Remember

Two poems by teen writer, Jacy Duan

I Remember

If only I could still taste your breath //
And touch your whispers //
And smell your warm, velvet skin […]

Essays

Letters to Frida

Essays is back with another gorgeous and startling #ownvoices piece by Ana Santos, ambitiously told in letters to her idol, Frida Kahlo.

I’ve never really liked the idea of words; to me they seem so naked and contrary to drawings and paintings that are beautiful mixtures of colors and secrets […]

Fiction

Trifles

~YARN alum Heather Smith Meloche’s story of complicated sisterly love and tough choices ~ […]Gracie might be my older sister, but she don’t take care of me like no older sister I know.[…]

Poetry

want as/an ocean, red pears

Two poems by teen writer, Mia Nelson

red pears

good god the earth is mad //
with sweet things, with pickable //
beauty […]

Poetry

Same Old Story, Dear Wife

Two poems by teen writer, Minh Truong

Same Old Story

Oh yes, //
so terrified of the power you could wreak, //
He clipped your wings […]

Fiction

Outtake from “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue”

Because we are the luckiest YA literary Journal around, we get to share this fabulous scene with you, an outtake from Mackenzi Lee’s “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.” You’re welcome 😉

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