See you in 2014!

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THANK YOU, Loyal Readers, for making this such an excellent 2013. Without your eyeballs on your computers/phones/tablets, the work we publish wouldn’t mean much…..which would be a shame, since 2013 was quite a year! Not only did we give you a prompt a day for National Poetry Month that could really work any time of the year, we published work by Sara Zarr, Ned Vizzini, John Cusick, Lamar Giles, Jenny Torres Sanchez….OMG, the list goes on!

And of course there were the new voices we discovered, by adult and teen writers alike. We LOVE discovering new talent in our submission inboxes. Which reminds us–the holdiays are a great time for escaping into a room by yourself, with your computer, to work on that poem/story/essay, and SEND IT TO US! Come on. You know you’d rather get published that hear Auntie Milly’s story about the bear in the trash can again. So please–send us your best. And a little hint: We especially want to see your creative essays. It’s a faster track to publication than fiction. Just sayin’.

We YARN staffers will be taking a break from publishing new material until the week of January 6, 2014. But we already have some excellent new material lined up that we can’t wait to share with you. Until then….

Happy Merry Whatever You’re Celebrating!

See you in 2014.

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