World Poetry Day 2017

Happy World Poetry Day from all of us at YARN! In celebration, today marks the day we open for submissions to our Finding Home poetry contest. We can’t wait to read your entries!

Our 2017 Season Is Here!

Happy almost-Spring! We at YARN could not be more thrilled about all the goodies we have coming your way in the upcoming 2017 season.

FINDING HOME Poetry Contest

In honor of World Poetry Day, and inspired by the soon-to-be-released novel in verse, WHEN YOU NEVER SAID GOODBYE, by Meg Kearney, YARN has created an invitational poetry event called “Finding Home.”

Unworn

In this pop-up winter 2017 story, talented teen author Ginevra Davis examines the risks of competition and pursuing one’s passion.
[…] You work so hard, my parents say. You deserve this. The uncut silk is soft as I hold it up to my body. I think I could never be sad wearing something this beautiful […]

YARN’s 2017 Pushcart Nominees

YARN is very proud to nominate 6 works from 2016 for the Pushcart Prize Anthology. The Pushcarts are a prestigious collection of works from small literary presses, and it’s published annually. Major writers like Joyce Carol Oates, Anthony Doerr, and Zadie Smith have been selected, though to the best of our knowledge, no YA work has yet […]

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News

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.

Fiction

Crowned

To open our 2017 season, we have an #ownvoices story by the multi-talented Imani Josey — Robyn wants to win the Miss Teen City on the Lake Pageant, but only on her own terms.
[…] Why do you want to be Miss Teen City on the Lake? I sat for a moment, blinking, wondering what would be the best way to answer that. […]

News

World Poetry Day 2017

Happy World Poetry Day from all of us at YARN! In celebration, today marks the day we open for submissions to our Finding Home poetry contest. We can’t wait to read your entries!

News

FINDING HOME Poetry Contest

In honor of World Poetry Day, and inspired by the soon-to-be-released novel in verse, WHEN YOU NEVER SAID GOODBYE, by Meg Kearney, YARN has created an invitational poetry event called “Finding Home.”

Fiction

Unworn

In this pop-up winter 2017 story, talented teen author Ginevra Davis examines the risks of competition and pursuing one’s passion.
[…] You work so hard, my parents say. You deserve this. The uncut silk is soft as I hold it up to my body. I think I could never be sad wearing something this beautiful […]

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.[…]

What Is YARN?

It's a brilliant thing to have a place where you can read fresh original short stories by both seasoned YA authors and aspiring teens. YARN is a great tool box for growing up writing. - Cecil Castellucci

Imagine. Envision. Write. Revise. Submit. Read.

YARN is an award-winning literary journal that publishes outstanding original short fiction, poetry, and essays for Young Adult readers, written by the writers you know and love, as well as fresh new voices...including teens.

We also believe in feedback, which is why we encourage readers to post comments on pieces that inspire thought, emotion, laughter...or whatever.

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