Outtakes from “White Rose”

Our very own poetry editor shares two outtakes from her debut YA novel-in-verse, “White Rose.” Happy reading!

The 2019 Season Begins — with BIG News

And so begins YARN’s 2019 season, in which BIG CHANGES are afoot. Please do read this one!

Interview with Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan, Authors of Watch Us Rise

To continue to celebrate the release of Watch Us Rise, we were so pleased to offer an interview with Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan.

Watch Us Rise — Outtakes

We’re thrilled to help celebrate the publication of Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan’s fabulous new YA novel “Watch Us Rise.” Renée and Ellen were kind enough to share some outtakes from the novel with us. Take a look — and go find this book!

[…]Look at me. No, no—don’t turn away. See all of this.  All this fat girl curve, this belly, these hips. See me. […]

Our Pushcart Prize Nominees

Once again, we’re thrilled to announce our nominees for the Pushcart Prize Anthology.

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Fiction

Face Down

Jojo thinks his life is mapped out, until he ends up face down.

Poetry

Nocturnal Paramour

Nocturnal Paramour by teen poet, Sydney Bebon
She was careful not to startle the smoke //
scared of what she might see […]

Fiction

When Monday Met Friday

When well-planned Monday meets spontaneous Friday…

We’ve all known a Monday. No matter where or when you went to school, she was there.

Poetry

3 Poems by Rebekah Jacobson

Three poems by teen poet, Rebekah Jacobson

Junior Year

And so now //
we feel like forever //
electrified immortality […]

Poetry

Nana Prayed, Weather Sensitive

Two poems by Jacqueline Jules

Weather Sensitive

I am too often surprised //
when my mood plunges //
with moisture from the sky. […]

Fiction

Sanity’s Final Christmas?

An honest horror story about a girl’s most dangerous emotions striving to conquer her.

Poetry

3 Poems by Izzi Riggs

Three poems by Izzi Riggs

Tell Me Something

[…] In the balance of wings, //
the hole in the globe seems to heal. //
I can go home.

Poetry

3 Poems by Anna Wang

Three poems by teen poet, Anna Wang

shrimp shells in florida

handmade spring rolls, flaking //
from insides and unpeeled like //
haste on our tongues […]

Fiction

mBedi

Laurel wants the newest tech, but Mom is standing in the way…

Poetry

Poem to the Disco Cruise Boat

Poem to the Disco Cruise Boat by teen writer, Madeleine Quirk
Oh, satin eyelid, clairvoyant usher of seasons, //
will you never grow tired? […]

Fiction

Waiting

In this story in poems, a girl waits for answers as her town and family face the mystery of a lost girl and a lost dog.

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